Limassol braces for port strike tomorrow

Limassol braces for port strike tomorrow

Limassol: As has become commonplace among eastern Mediterranean ports facing privatisation, Limassol is bracing for a strike tomorrow.

Communications minister Marios Demetriades has appealed to unions to cancel the action, trying to assure staff that their rights will be protected.

Limassol port will be offered to global port operators for a period of 25 years in a tender due next month. Both DP World and APM Terminals have expressed an interest in operating the port.

Privatisation plans at ports in Greece and Israel sparked protests and strikes in recent years.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.

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