Cyprus Ports Authority rejects complaints about illegal actions at the port of Limassol
Regarding reports on a news website concerning complaints about “illegal actions at the Port of Limassol” and about the “creation of a port within a port”, the Cyprus Ports Authority announces that following instructions from the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, as well as ex officio, following the notification of the complaint to the Authority, a thorough investigation has been conducted with all parties involved and this was completed on 28 April 2023, when it was sent to the addressees of the complaint.
Initially, it is stated that the Cyprus Ports Authority is surprised because such complaints are repeatedly made by a person who does not present his/her particulars, possibly in order to serve other purposes, which the Cyprus Ports Authority obviously is not aware of and has no say, complaints which have been examined and rejected following an investigation in the recent past.
As the Cyprus Ports Authority, we reject these allegations as they are made, which are collapsing as a result of the investigation that has been carried out. These allegations are in no way substantiated and have nothing to do with reality. In particular, it is stated that no breach of the Limassol Port Concession Agreements has occurred. The information and data received do not reveal any violations of the terms of the Limassol Port Concession Agreements to private operators. Therefore, the complaint does not exist.
The investigation shows that nothing is wrong is happening and on the contrary the actions of the Cyprus Ports Authority ensure the faithful implementation of the Concession Agreements, without any favorable treatment of companies or associates of the Cyprus Ports Authority involved in the field of operation of C.P.A in the Limassol Port.
In general, the Cyprus Ports Authority fully supervises the port of Limassol in accordance with its jurisdiction and is in full cooperation with the competent Ministry, while for the areas that have not been granted to the private operators it fully applies the terms of the licenses granted by the Authority to third parties in the field of operation of C.P.A. at the Limassol Port, including the terms of non-infringement of the Concession Agreements, for which there are strict safeguards.
Finally, the Cyprus Ports Authority assures that it always acts within the framework of transparency, extroversion and legality, principles that characterize the operation of the Organization.