Cyprus Shipping Association
Cyprus Shipping Association

The main ports of Cyprus are Limassol and Larnaca both situated on the south coast of the island.

Limassol Port

limassol-portThe Limassol Port is situated on the outskirts of the country’s second main city in terms of population and economic significance. It is the largest port in Cyprus, serving most of the island’s seaborne cargo and passenger traffic. It handles two thirds of the total container traffic locally generated and transhipment as well as the entire volume of grain imports. Similarly, over 90% of the country’s passenger traffic is presently served by this port. As a container port, Limassol provides two terminals with six gantry cranes and a total annual capacity of 600.000 TEUs.

The port’s new container terminal with a draft of 14 meters along the quay is a part of the first phase of the Limassol Port’s development plan scheduled to be completed by the year 2010. Limassol Port has acquired recently two new tug boats in order to assist the handling of increasing number of bigger vessels. Additional improvements of facilities at Limassol Port include the expansion of the storage capacity of its grain silo, the construction of a significant number of dolphin berths on the south part of the basin, the upgrading of the western multi-purpose quay into a post panamax vessel facility as well as the extension of the passenger terminal. Ιn addition to being a major container transhipment center in the Eastern Mediterranean, Limassol is also  an  important  cruise  linerhub for mini excursions in the region as well as a main stopover point for international liners cruising in the area.


 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Geographical Location: Lat 34° 39′ N, Long 33° 01′ E
Use: Multipurpose
Regulatory Status: Customs free area for transhipment and distribution operations.
Breakwater Port: Entrance Channel 17 m. deep and 250m. wide. Ship turning circle 17 m. No LOA limitations – Tide 0,5 m. Outer anchorage – open roadstead, no draft limitations.
Marine Craft: 3 tug boats (up to 35 ton bollard pull), 3 pilot lounches (2×375 BHP, 1mooring boat 130 BHP).
Pilots: 6, all master mariners.
CONTAINER OPERATIONS
HANDLING FACILITIES EAST CONTAINER TERMINAL WEST CONTAINER TERMINAL
Terminal Area: 22 HA 23 HA
Annual Handling Capacity (TEU’S): 150.000 450.000
Operation: round the clock all the year round the clock all the year
Berthing Space:Water Depth

Length

Special Facilities

11 m.480 m.

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16 m.620 m.

Ro-Ro ramp 50 m. wide

Sea Shore Cranage: Gantry Cranes* 2 4
Stacking Yard:Area

Ground Slots

Reefer Installations

* Post Panamax or Panamax Plus size

200.000 sq.m.4.000

29

200.000 sq.m.5.000

29

Container Freight Station 37.600 sq.m.
Transfer and Stacking Equipment:(Servicing both terminals)

Transtainers

Stradle Carriers

Top Loaders for empties

Forklifts (Hyster)

Tug Masters

Trailers (8 wheel units)

4 (40 t.)7 (35 t.)

5 (30 t.)

4 (44 t.))

20

80

GENERAL CARGO OPERATIONS
Berthing Space: Multipurpose, west and north general quays, water depth 11 m. – total length 800 m. , Ro-Ro vessels served at regular quays.
Sea Shore Cranage: 1 level luffing crane (30 t.), 10 mobile crane (20 – 105 t.), 1 floating crane (65 t.).
Open Paved Storage Area: various, total area 110.000 sq.m.
Covered Warehousing Space: 4 sheds (total floor space 40.000 sq.m.), a dangerous goods store, an agricultural produce inspection shed.
Transfer and Stacking Equipment: 65 forklift trucks – 22 (8 t.) plus 5 (5 t.) plus 39 (2,5 – 5 t.) -, 4 tractors, 30 trailers (20 – 30 t.).
PASSENGER & CRUISE OPERATIONS
Berthing Space: Multipurpose, west and north general quays plus part of east side container terminal quay length, water depth 11 m. – total length 1000 m. Ferry boats served at regular quays.
Note: Passenger & cruise ships receive berthing on a priority basis.
Passenger Terminal Building: Area 3.500 sq.m. Facilities – duty free shops, banks, tourist information counter, lounge/cafeteria, international telephone exchange, separate halls for departures and arrivals, ship – terminal transfers, taxi service.

Larnaca Port

larnaca-portThe Larnaca Port is a part of the infrastructure of an industrial business and tourist center of the island and it is the nearest seaport both to Nicosia, the country’s capital and to south eastern major agricultural and tourist areas of Cyprus. The Port serves both cargo and passengers and is the country’s main service port for the exports of potatoes, carrots and other agricultural products.

Transhipment of containers and cars is also a major business of the port. Great strides have been made in developing facilities at Larnaca Port with the most recent the dredging of the north quay to 12 meters, which is mainly used for container handling, the strengthening of container handling equipment with two 40 ton panamax plus gantry cranes, which raised the annual handling capacity of the port to some 250.000 TEUs.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Geographical Location: Lat 34° 55′ N, Long 33° 39′ E
Use: Multipurpose
Regulatory Status: Customs free area for transhipment and distribution operations.
Breakwater Port: Entrance Channel 12m. deep and 200m. wide. Inner harbour ship turning circle 300m. area, 12m. deep. Tide 0,5m. Outer anchorage – open roadstead, Water depth 7,4m. – 14,7m.
Marine Craft: 4 tug boats (up to 35 ton bollard pull), 3 pilot lounches (up to 22 knots).
Pilots: 3 plus the Port Manager (all master mariners).
CONTAINER OPERATIONS
Berthing Space: South quay – water depth 12
m. and length 340 m.,North quay – water depth 10 m. and length 326 m.

Note: Multipurpose quays

Sea Shore Cranage: 2 container gantry cranes (panamax plus size 40 t.), 1 rail mounted crane (45 t.) and 1 mobile container crane (35 t.).
Stacking Yard: 100.000 sq.m., 3.000 ground slots, reefer installations are available.
Transfer and Stacking Equipment: 4 front loaders (42 t.), 1 front loader (16 t.), 12 tug masters, 30 trailers (40 t.).
GENERAL CARGO OPERATIONS
Berthing Space: Multipurpose, fixed quay (north quay and part of south quay) length 326 m., water depth 10 m. plus floating quay (west side of the basin) length 200 m., water depth 6,5 m., End of south quay Ro-Ro ramp 50 m. wide, water depth 12 m. and parking space for freight trailers.
Quay Side Cranage: 1 level luffing crane (35 t.)
Also private owned shore mobile cranes are available.
Open Paved Storage Area: 150.000 sq.m. total area.
Covered Warehousing Space: 3 sheds, total floor space 18.000 sq.m., dangerous goods store, agricultural produce inspection shed.
Transfer and Stacking Equipment: 2 forklifts (8 t.), 21 forklifts (2 – 5 t.), trailers and terminal tractors.
PASSENGER & CRUISE OPERATIONS
Berthin Space: Multipurpose, north quay and western part of south quay including Ro-Ro ramp, length 340 m., water depth 12 m., Ferry boats also served at regular quays.
Note: Passenger & cruise ships receive berthing on a priority basis.
Passenger Terminal Building: Area 3.500 sq.m. Facilities – duty free shops, banks, tourist information counter, international telephone exchange, roof restaurant, lounge/cafeteria, ship – terminal baggage transfer service, taxi service.

Cyprus Shipping Association

172 Frangklinou Rousvelt
P.O.Box 50529, CY- 3606 Limassol, Cyprus
Tel.: +357-25827882
Fax: +357-25360675
E-mail: info@csa-cy.org

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