Salt Water and Sweet Treats

I swim up to the surface with the taste of salt in my mouth. The bright sun shines directly above us, burning our already-burnt shoulders from last weekend’s beach day in Paphos. But that doesn’t bother us – we only have one thing on our mind: today is our last day in Cyprus. We spent…

The Future of the Supply Chain and The Past of Cyprus

Last week, we learned about how the supply chain works currently. This morning, we learned about the future of the supply chain and the different innovative solutions being implemented to make the supply chain more efficient and sustainable. In the afternoon, a couple friends and I went to the Cyprus Museum to learn about Cyprus’s…

Famagusta: Visiting Varosi, the Old City, and Fig Tree Bay

What happens to a city when people are forced to leave? Famagusta was once a thriving tourist destination in the 60s, but during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, Greek Cypriots fled the city and have not been allowed to return, leaving Famagusta to be abandoned for the past 48 years (nearly half a…

Rocks at the Paphos Beach

After our first week in Cyprus, we finally got a day to relax by the beach. I have enjoyed attending business meetings and visiting many sites in Cyprus, but waking up at eight am for the past couple of days has not been easy (especially with the jetlag), so by Sunday I was happy to…

Cementing My Knowledge of Cyprus: VTTV, Vassiliko, and Larnaca

We began our day by meeting with VTTV and Vassiliko. VTTV provides oil storage for its customers. VTTV operates as a subsidiary of VTTI, an independent provider of energy storage worldwide. VTTV also adjusts the oil to meet specifications for the EU. The oil product specifications are different in the US than in the EU….

Collaboration at the Limassol Port

I have begun to notice a theme emerging from most of our business trips. The importance of collaboration. Every company we have met with has partnerships with other companies to improve the efficiency of the supply chain and today’s meetings demonstrated that on a massive scale. In 2017, the Republic of Cyprus made Limassol Port…

Maritime Training, Omodos Exploration, & Cypriot Coffee

Our third day in Cyprus began with a visit to the Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) Maritime Training Center and ended with visits to Omodos and Troodos Square. Being incorporated in 1972, BSM is the first ship management company in Cyprus. Today, we visited their training center in Limassol. Maritime training is important to the supply…

First Company Visits: Medochemie and Wargaming

Today was our second day in Cyprus! We met with two companies: Medochemie and Wargaming – both of which could not be more unlike the other! Medochemie is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus. Limassol is located on the southern coast of Cyprus, so we had a excellent view of the Mediterranean Sea as…

Exploring Nicosia: The New City, The Old City, and UNIC

Today was our first day in Cyprus! We spent the day walking around Nicosia, exploring the New City, The Old City, and The University of Nicosia (UNIC). Starting at the Eleftheria Square, we took a walking tour of the New City. We learned that the New City is located outside of the Venetian Walls. The…

Introducing Myself and Plus 3 Cyprus

Hello and welcome to my Plus3 Cyprus blog! My name is Dalia Chemaitilly, and I am a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. I am majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in economics because of my interest in design and development, especially when it comes to building a more sustainable future….