Ports Info Larnaca Info
Larnaca Port commenced operation at the end of 1973. It is a part of the infrastructure of an industrial business and tourist centre 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.
Larnaca port is situated approximately 2 km from the town center and on the landside is surrounded by residential units. On the north side there are oil product installations and at the south side it borders with Larnaca marina. An advantage for the port is the fact that at a distance of 6 kilometers lays Larnaca International Airport. 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. Larnaca Port is the second, in magnitude, port of our country. It is a multipurpose port having an area of 445.000 sq. meters and serves all kinds of loads from unpacked (animal fodder, grain, gypsum), conventional (lumber, iron, fertilizers, automobiles) as well as oil products.
Larnaca port is protected by two breakwaters the North and the South.
It has two quays for the mooring of ships:
(b) North quay 326m, water depth 10m and equipped with crane on rails (Luffing Crane) of 35 tons able to serve loads 150m to the western part of the quay. Over the whole length of both quays there are installations for water supply to the ships. For ships at the roadstead, drinking water may be supplied by means of private barges.
Within the fenced area of the port there is also the Administration Building of the Port Authority, the Passenger Terminal, the workshop for repairs of the mechanical equipment as well as the accessories store.
The subject of further development of Larnaca port has seriously preoccupied the Cyprus Ports Authority over the last few years. Following various studies carried out, it has been decided to convert it to the main port for cruise lines and passenger traffic with certain trade activities covering local cargoes and needs. Since, at the same time the Government is promoting the idea of developing the Larnaca marina, the Government decided to seek a strategic partner for the development of the port and of Larnaca marina, under the B.D.F.O. method, since both projects have serious synergies as regards the land area.