About Us

About Us

On  1st of April 2022, the agreement between the Republic of Cyprus and Kition Ocean Holdings Ltd for the implementation of the Larnaca Port and Marina Redevelopment Project was activated. 

Kition Ocean Port is committed to the development of Larnaca Port while working in partnership with a wide variety of stakeholders to support the sustainable economic growth of the country. At Kition Ocean Port, our core values are to innovate and optimize our assets, in order to offer unique and niche solutions to meet our partners’ and customers’ needs and advance global trade.

Larnaca Port is the second largest port in Cyprus and is located in the southeast part of the island with a total area of 445.000m2. The port is located 2km from the center of the town and it has excellent connectivity to the main transportation network of the country. It is surrounded by residential and commercial units while to the south Larnaca Port borders its melt to the Larnaca Marina. 

The Port offers services such as handling break-bulk, dry-bulk, general cargo, roll on – roll off and oil & gas services. Also, Larnaca Port serves all types of cargo from feed, grain, gypsum, timber, iron, fertilizers, cars, pipes, and petroleum.

Larnaca Port complies with the latest international security protocols and safe working procedures. It is also using sustainable an,d environmentally friendly methodologies and the latest technological innovations such as eco-hoppers.

Furthermore, it accommodates cruise ships through its passenger terminal. The passenger terminal is used as a transit and home port cruising with numerous destinations in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Multipurpose Terminal fact sheet

Terminal Area 445,000 sqm
Terminal facilities Yards & Covered Warehouses 18,0000 sq. m
Quays length 680 meters, 2 Quays with over 340 meters in length.
• South Quay 340 meters
• North Quay 340 meters
Draft 10 – 11.4 meters drafts
Services • Break Bulk
• Dry Bulk
• General Cargo
• RO/RO
• Naval Ships
• Logistics Services
• Operations
Operations Trained and certified staff available 24/7 on demand
Cruise Terminal Facilities • 2,500 sqm Cruise Terminal facilities
• Luggage handling
• Waiting zones
• Available parking area
• Bus Service
• Security
Security Guards 24/7, CCTV recording

The History
of the Larnaca Port

Ancient Kition War Harbour

The ancient Port of Kition is the first port of Cyprus and dates back to the 4th century. The Port was used for military purposes. To serve, the war fleet of the city of Kition. Kition was famous in antiquity for its port, from which agricultural products were exported to the eastern Mediterranean, Egypt and the Aegean. In addition, its strategic location made it an excellent naval base.

Watch the Ancient Port of Kition
Reconstruction

1840

The first steamship that came to Cyprus was the Sevi Pervas, which arrived in Larnaca in 1839. The main force of the British arrived in Larnaca Bay in July 1878, immediately after the agreement on the cession of Cyprus from Turkey to England .

1930

Tobacco production unloading at the Larnaca Port in 1930

1955

The arrival of cars at the Port of Larnaca in August of 1955.

1973

Larnaca Port is mane two ports of Cyprus and has been operating since 1973 as an open anchorage with rudimentary port facilities. The new port of Larnaca was developed in June 1973.

2008

Larnaca Port Project

Our mission is to create a functional port. The Larnaka Port, once completed, will consist of 10 piers, a state-of-the-art passenger building and will use environmentally friendly ship loading and unloading equipment.
At the same time, the existing infrastructure of the port will be upgraded in terms of sea area and internal road network and storage areas. Meanwhile, new infrastructure will be created with expansion of the quays, construction of new buildings and utilization of the port for cargo management, mooring services, and loading / unloading of ships and storage.

We will construct building facilities, such as the Port Authority, the Nautical Club, the port entrance building, as well as a multi-purpose building and a state-of-the-art cruise passenger terminal.