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

 




The 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 (2375 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.




The 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

Berthing 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.