Limassol Port Map
Satellite view of Limassol Port

 

Limassol Port is the main port on Cyprus. It is loctated at the South coastline at the city of Limassol. It handles 90% if the explort and inport volume of the island. It also handles 80% of passenger traffic into and out of Cyprus including cruise ships and ferry connections with Greece, Israel, Egypt and Lebanon. The rest of the traffic is handled be the port of Larnaca.

Port Layout
The inner harbour is dredged to 11m and vessels of virtually any L.O.A. but with a maximum draft of 10.5m to 12.5m at the three old quays and 13.5m at the new quay can be accommodated under any conditions. The turning circle in port 600m dredged at 15m, outer anchorage is at open roadstead without draft limitations. It has an approach channel dredged to 15M while there is a distance of 250m between the ends of its breakwaters.

Location: Latitude 34 40’ N Longitude 33 02’ E
Time Zone: GMT +2, GMT +3HRS IN SUMMER
Maximum L O A: Unlimited
Maximum Beam: Unrestricted
Maximum Arrival Draft: 10.5m to 12.5m at the three old quay walls and 13.5m at the new quay

Documentation required: 
• 2 arrival declarations
• 3 departure declarations
• 1 port of call list 
• 5 crew lists (6 crew lists is pass.)
• 7 passenger lists
• 7 transit passenger lists 
• 2 fire arms declarations
• 3 dangerous cargo lists (IMO)
• 1 ships stores declaration
• 1 declaration signed by each member of the crew stating dutiable goods in their possession
• 1 form of appointment of agent
• 1 maritime declaration of health
• 1 port and marine police form
• Narcotic list
• Nil list (i.e. animals etc)
• Ships certificates available for inspection (copies of first arrival of: Ship’s register, Intern. Ton. Certificate (1969), Passenger safety capacity for passenger ships, Ship’s particulars)

Radio: 
CABLE sent through Cyprus Radio CALL SIGN 5BA. VHF: Port Manager and Pilots equipped with VHF Radiotelephones operating on Channels 10

VTS:
Limassol port control is manned 24 hrs, keeping watch on VHF channel 9. Vessels approaching are required to report as soon as they are 12 miles away from Limassol Port.
Health Regulations: 
Medical requirements should be sent 3 hours prior to arrival to ship’s agent. Pratique is required at first Cyprus port of call only. Pratique is granted either before or after berthing as appropriate. Health Declaration, Free Pratique by health officer on board. 
Customs & Immigration 
Boarding the vessel upon arrival. For documentation see above. Shore leave, allowed. Leave passes needed when staying overnight, otherwise Seaman’s Book or passport required whilst ashore. Passengers in transit may be discharged by using ship’s landing cards.
Standard Messages: 
ETA 24 hours notice to Port Manager through ship’s agent
Flags: 
Cyprus flag required
Notices of Readiness: 
Through agents upon arrival
Agency: 
Apply to Cyprus Shipping Association,
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel.: +357-25-827882 Fax. +357-25-360675 

Port Limits: 
The territorial waters of Cyprus contained within a line drawn 135° to the high seas from the Roman Catholic Cemetery, situated 16.5 cables north-eastwards of Limassol fixed Red Light, and a line drawn 108° to the high seas from the end of the south breakwater.
Sea buoys, Fairways and Channels: 
Directions for approaching Limassol are as follows: Approaching from the West, Cape Gata should be rounded at a distance of not less than 1nm, or in depths of more than 37m. Cape Zevgari should be kept bearing more than 278° until the water tower on the NW side of Limassol bears 354°, when course may be altered to approach the harbour. The harbour is approached by a channel dredged to a depth of 15m over a width of 150m. The centre line of the channel is marked by the alignment 248° of leading light.
Between the harbour entrance and the quays a basin has been dredged to a depth of 15.0m over a width of 6600 metres.
The channel is marked by a green fairway buoy Q (9) G 10 s.
Entering territorial waters (12 miles) vessel must report to Limassol port control VHF CH-09.

Pilotage: 
Compulsory, however special permission is required for not using pilots. Pilots can be contacted through VHF ch 10 from 0600 hrs to 2400. Pilot boards the vessel at least 1 nautical mile from the port entrance.

Anchorage: 
Outside port, vessels can anchor in open roadstead with no draft limitations.
Out anchorages: 
Anchorage may be obtained from 4 to 8 cables offshore, in depths from 13m to 27m. The holding ground is good and although the anchorage is open S and E, vessels with good anchors and cables do not normally drag during gales.
From October to April when NE gales occur, it is usual to anchor in a depth of approx. 22m.
During the summer the prevailing Wind sometimes reach gale force in the afternoon, making boat work uncomfortable. For this reason it is advisable for small vessels to anchor to the SW.
From October to March there are, on average, from 5 to 8 days in each month on which the weather prevents the working of cargo or else, at the anchorage.

Tidal range and flow: Range 0.6m.
Sea Water Density (Port): 1.025 
Weather: 
Prevailing winds: Summer WSW’ly. Winter E’ly.

Principal Navigation Aids: 
The following is conspicuous when approaching Limassol: White building (Hospital) 8km north of the port, Water tower 56m high, 6 cables NNW situated on the NW side of the town.
Charts: 
846, 849, 850, Admiralty Pilot NP49.

Restrictions: 
Tankers and gas carriers are not permitted to enter the port and vessels carrying dangerous cargo are only allowed with special permission of the Port Manager.
Marine Equipment: 
• Two Pilot boats
• Two Tug Boats: Bollard Pull 35 Tons (BHP 3500)
• 0ne Tug boat: Bollard Pull 16.5 Tons (BHP 1320)
• Two Mooring Boats

Coastal Guard: 
Marine police monitoring VHF channel 16
Berthing/ Unberthing: 
Berthing space decided every day (Port Meeting 11.00 hrs/day). Vessels may berth/unberth port between 06.00 hrs and 23.30 hrs. For container operations pilotage service up to 02.00 hrs. Berth allocation according to sequence of arrival. Priorities granted to passenger/cruise ships, container and ro-ro ships as well as ships for export of agricultural products.

Berths & Cargo: 
General Cargo/ Bulk Berths: 
Total quay length 880m, (North quay 430m. and West quay 450m.) depth alongside of 11m to 13m served by 1x35t rail mounted slewing crane, mobile x 40t, 2x40t mobile cranes 1x21t mobile crane and a number of private cranes up to 110 tons. (1x100t mobile, 5x40t mobile, 2x35t mobile, 1x25t mobile, 6x6t mobile, 31x1.5-4 tons forklifts.

Container Berths: 
Total length of 1100m, (East quay 480m. and New West quay 620m.)
East quay with a depth alongside of 11m served by 2x40 tons Gantry cranes.
New West quay with a depth alongside of 14m served by 2x40 tons Panamax and 2x45t Post Panamax quay cranes.

Tanker Berths: 
Conventional buoy berths for oil discharging only.
1. Moni EAC (Electricity Authority of Cyprus);
2. Moni Cement Plant;
3. Akrotiri BSBA: (British Sovereign Base Area)
Ro-Ro Berths: 
Ro-Ro vessels can be accommodated at any quay. However a 50m long at a 60cm height above seawater. Ro-Ro berth also available, with a depth of 14m.

Dolphin Berths: 
There are five dolphin berths at the south end of the west basin, with a depth of 11m alongside. Maximum ship’s displacement 20,000 tons free surface expose to air 5000sq. m.

Medical Facilities: 
First aid unit in the port. Limassol General Hospital (8km). Private clinics available. 
Other Facilities: 
Water, Telecommunications, Bunkers available at berth and at roadsteads, provisions, waste oils reception facilities by trucks or barges.

Barges: 
Barges are accepted alongside.

Security: 
CPA (Port entrance and patrol). Port and Marine Police.

Safety: 
Safety officers. As per IMO regulations (operational and dangerous cargo). Limassol port is an ISPS code certified port.
Crew changes: 
Can be effected
Ship and cargo services: 
Can be effected

Docking facilities: 
A floating dock 63m long and 18.25m wide with 5.0m (16’06’’) depth over the keel blocks and a lifting capacity of 1360t. Maximum acceptable LOA is 75m (246’). Facilities available for repair of gyrocompass, radar and radiotelephone and for compass adjusting. Special repair services for containers are also provided. 

Ships Repairers: 

• L and M SEAMASTERS Limassol Cyprus (Underwater repairs) 
• MARINE TECH A/S Ltd 
• Theseas Savva, P.O. Box 114, Limassol, Cyprus.
• MARPA Ltd Limassol Cyprus
• MULTI MARINE SERVICES Ltd Limassol, Cyprus
• BRASAL MARINE SERVICES (Underwater repairs)

Ships Chandlers: 
• Stamatis Barboutis, P.O. Box 3273, Limassol.
• Theseas Savva, P.O. Box 114, Limassol., Cyprus
• BEARINGS A & P Ltd, Limassol, Cyprus. Fax 25 563222
• E A P Marine Ltd, Limassol., Cyprus
• Loukas Kokkinos & Sons Ltd, P.O. Box 1796, Limassol
• MARINE TECH A/S Limassol, Cyprus
• Rodou Charalambous & Son Ltd, 10 H L Sert, NAAFI area, Limassol.
• Michalakis Michaelides, 107A Franglinos Roosevelt Str., Limassol.
• Nimi Navigation Ltd, P.O. Box 8761, Limassol.

Consuls: 
Representatives of almost all countries are stationed in Cyprus, mainly in Nicosia.
Surveyors: 
Lloyd’s Bureau Veritas, Registro Italiano Navale, Germanischer Lloyd.

Working Hours: 
• Stevedores 07:30-24:00 for all operations
• 24:00-07:30 for container operations. 
• Marine services 06:00-24:00 and 00:01-02:00. 
• Sunday work available

Storage: 
Warehouse space of 39.760sq.m. 
TRANSIT SHEDS: 
• 1 X 10.000m²
• 1 X 10.080 m²
• 1 X 7.200 m²
• 1 X 6.080 m²
• 1 X 6.400 m²
• Paved area for general cargo: 57.000sq. m
• Stacking area for containers: 342.500sq. m
• Container Freight Station: 37.600sq.m (includes open and shedded areas/sheds no.3 and 4). 

NB:
Due to upgrading of stacking areas the above will be revised 
Stevedore: 
Services offered by Stevedoring Company: Tel. 00357 25877144 Fax. 00357 25877146
However shipping agents may act as master stevedores for their vessels.

Garbage: 
A collection service is available by the Cyprus Ports Authority at New Limassol Port. 
Tel: +357-25-819200 Fax: +357-25-566374. Skips are provided alongside on request. Collection is carried out daily, usually during working hours and charges vary according to ship’s type. Charges are imposed regardless of actual delivery or not.
At anchorage a boat hired by the CPA visits the vessels on a daily basis to collect garbage at no extra cost to the vessel.

Pollution: 
MARPOL and IMO standards; The Fishery department is responsible for sea pollution. The department is capable of taking action against pollution. Port sea waters fairly clean.

Seaman’s Missions: 
“Flying Angel”, Missions to Seamen, located within port limits. Tel: +357-25-819200, +357-24-651327, +357-25-747211.

his is the island’s main commercial port capable of docking vessels up to 340m in length and handles all of the container traffic (imports, exports, transit re-exports) and accounts for 40-50% of total cargo by tonnage. The nearby Vassiliko port is an exclusive cement exporting and oil storage facility that handles the rest of the island’s cargo by tonnage. 
Limassol port also handles about 75% of cruise and passenger traffic, with the rest handled by Larnaca port and marina, that is designated as the ‘home port’. 
The privatisation of the CPA’s services with the Limassol port operator chosen by the first quarter of 2016, is part of the government’s public sector reform that will see the state abandoning commercial activities in port management, telecommunications and electricity production, and retaining only the ownership of the ports, the national power grids and telecom networks. In accordance with the economic adjustment programme signed with the Troika of international lenders, Cyprus needs to raise about €1.4 bln