Cyprus Ports Authority
Located on the Akrotiri Bay in the Republic of Cyprus, Lemesos port is the island's major tourist destination and cargo turntable, after Famagusta Port fell under Turkish control. Today Lemesos port is handling over 80% of country's imports and exports.
The construction of the New Lemesos Port – a replacement for the Old Lemesos Port – began in 1971 and its expansion lasts to this day. The capacity of the two container terminals has been expanded to 600,000 TEU per year. General and ro-ro cargo are handled at two multi-purpose quays. The port's major exports include wine and other beverages, fruit and vegetables.
Lemesos and all the other Cyprus ports fall under the jurisdiction of the Cyprus Ports Authority. The port is well communicated with the rest of the island by road (A1 and A6 motorways) and is also included in the European Orient/East Med Corridor. The European Orient/East Med Corridor connects central Europe with the maritime interfaces of the North, Baltic, Black and Mediterranean seas with Cyprus being its south-eastern end, providing an immediate link of Lemesos port with Greek ports of Athens, Piraeus and Heraklion. Several liner services are operating through Lemesos port providing access to the North Sea as well as other destinations in the Mediterranean.
|C P||East Container Terminal|
|B R P||Passenger Terminal|
|C||West Container Terminal|
|Total port area||2.24 km2|
|Land area||1.28 km2|
|Total quay length||1,980 m (existing port’s quay on its western basin is currently being extended by 500 m)|
|Turning Circle||17m (600m DIA)|
|No. of quays||5|
|TOTAL||3.21 mln tn||3.06 mln tn||+4.9%|
|Dry bulk||225 thou. tn||249.8 thou. tn||-9.9%|
|Liquids||175 thou. tn||176.2 thou. tn||-0.7%|
|General cargo||2.81 mln tn||2.62 mln tn||+7.3%|
|incl.||Containers||307.66 thou. TEU||277.22 thou. TEU||+11%|
|Ro-ro||122 thou.tn||125.3 thou.||-2.6%|
|Pax||2.93 thou.||3.43 thou.||-14.6%|
|Ship calls||139.61 thou.||215.96 thou.||-35.4%|