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Port Security ISPS

With the accession of Cyprus to the European Union matters relating to the unimpeded movement of passengers as per EU requirements have attained more significance for the Cypriot ports which represent the ‘gateway’ to the European Union at its south eastern boundary, in an especially sensitive area.


In this context, the Authority has proceeded with reinforcement of its manpower as well as of the equipment of the port security services. The monitoring of the sea area is carried out with technologically advanced equipment installed at Lemesos port and soon to be installed also at Larnaka port.

The Cypriot ports are within the first 33 ports worldwide which managed to be certified in accordance with the International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Services (ISPS), which relates to the security of port areas and services. In addition, the Authority has conformed fully with the provisions of Regulation 725/2004 which relates to the security of shipping and of port installations.

During the past four years, the Authority invested a significant amount estimated at one million pounds on the security sector. The security measures introduced at ports include the issue of entry passes to all those entering the port areas, the installation of closed circuit TV (CCTV) for monitoring continuously the port areas, the reinforcement of security personnel for the ports and the purchase of equipment for the search and tracking of people and vehicles.

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Safety and Health

With the aim ‘every new year, fewer accidents at port areas’ the Authority, an especially sensitive organisation as regards matters of safety and health, always takes care to adhere to the relevant legislation so that labour related accidents occurring at ports are limited to the minimum possible.

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Dangerous Cargoes

Another chapter which preoccupies the Authority intensely in connection with safety in port areas, concerns dangerous cargoes which either in the form of goods or in the form of raw materials are transported through our ports. For information purposes it is reported that different cargoes in excess of 120.000 which arrive at our ports are classified as dangerous on the basis of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG).

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Environment

With the same increased sensitivity and with intense sense of responsibility in the face of an already internationally burdened environment, the Authority deals with the various environmental issues within port areas.

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