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President Anastasiades to visit troubled Limassol port

President Nicos Anastasiades has announced on Friday night that he is to visit the Limassol Port and meet with all parties involved. The President is expected to meet the Association of Customs Clearers and Eurogate representative on Saturday morning at 9.30.

At 11am Anastasiades will meet with a truckers committee. Anastasiades visit comes at a critical moment as the fiasco is endangering the future of the port itself.

As things stand today the future of the port is looking pretty crim.

Determined truckers on Friday were refusing to budge from their protest demands and Communications Minister Marios Demetriades once again being forced to head there for talks.

Truckers voiced their frustration over delays caused by a series of teething problems at the port earlier by earlier this week blocking the entrances to the Limassol port.

Long delays and operational glitches that have plagued Limassol port since it was taken over by private management companies EuroGate International and DP World in late January. Opposition parties have called for Demetriades’ resignation.

Limassol port operators have, meanwhile, also been up in arms about tariff increases, with one company calculating that its tariffs will rise by as much as 550%.

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