SPC Cyprus

Establishment of the SPC

The Cyprus Shortsea Promotion Centre was established in  May 2006 by the Cyprus Ports Authority together with the Cyprus Shipping Agents Association and the Association of Forwarders and Bonded Warehouses who have committed themselves in supporting and financing the Centre.  

The Cyprus Ports Authority has taken the initiative for the establishment of the Centre, as it has to play a leading role in promoting Shortsea Shipping nationally.  Some of the actions that Port Authorities could take within the framework of promoting Shortsea Shipping are: 

  • the simplification of administrative procedures;
  • the improvement of port road and rail connections with the hinterland;
  • the adaptation of port infrastructures to the needs of Shortsea Shipping;
  • the provision of efficient, safe and secure port facilities with enough capacity for waiting trailers or containers and good transhipment facilities; 
  • the application of rebates in the port dues for Shortsea Shipping.

Cyprus Ports – Transhipment Hub

One of the main objectives of the Cyprus Ports Authority is the establishment of Cyprus ports as transit centres and the maintenance and expansion of their role as centres of distribution of passengers and cruises as well as serving efficiently and effectively the Cypriot trade.

Specifically Cyprus Ports Authority plans.

  •  the full harmonisation with acquis communataire,
  • the new prospects that are opened up and the favourable conditions  that are shaped for Cyprus in the sector of serving the regional trade  and shipping with its accession into the European Union,
  • the harmonious coexistence of port activity with the environment and  in the increased degree of care in the fields of health and safety,
  • the development of mutual understanding between the Authority and  its personnel, 
  • the development of mutual understanding and cooperation with our  partners and the society in general.

Contact information: 

Shortsea Promotion Centre Cyprus

P O Box 5331 3302 Limassol Cypr

Tel: +357 25 819200
Fax:+357 25 566374