A Fabulous Famagusta Trip

Today, we had a cultural day where we got to explore the city of Famagusta in the Turkish occupied region of Cyprus. To enter this area, we had to present our passports and accept a Turkish “guide” who would accompany us for the duration of our visit. First, we visited a newly opened walking road…

Shipping, Cryptocurrency, and Data Forecasting

Today, we had several meetings and lectures at the University of Nicosia (UNIC). First, we met with Fleet Management Limited, a large company that specializes in shipping around the world through managing the ships of their customers. They fall in the supply chain at an area between production and consumer. Fleet Management Limited works to…

A Group Beach Day

Today, we had the entire day up until 3 pm to enjoy the Paphos beach. In the morning, myself and a few friends decided to explore and enjoyed frappes and croissants at a local coffee shop. I found the difference in types of coffee offered to be very interesting – there was an entire section…

Paphos and Greek Mythology

Today we did cultural visits at and around the city of Paphos. First, we toured the Kourion archeological site, where we saw ancient ruins of what used to be a bath house. The bath house was constructed around a central fire, with several baths around it. The closest baths to the fire were the “hot”…

Beach!

Today, we started out by visiting Vasiliko Cement and VTT Vasiliko (VTTV). Vasiliko Cement is a company that makes clinker and cement products through cultivating the large limestone, gypsum, and clay resources in the Cyprus mountains. This company has managed to own their entire supply chain for the creation of clinker. Vasiliko Cement owns limestone,…

Today Really Float My Boat!

Today, we started off with a meeting at Dubai Ports World, a company that runs a section of the Limassol Port that is leased through the Cyprus government. They offer services such as docking and unloading for oil ships, general cargo ships, and cruise ships. Additionally, they have some storage options for cargo. In terms…

Exploring Cyprus

Today we began with a company visit at Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), a company that sends crews to manage ships while they transport cargo from place to place. We visited their training facility where they give instruction and certification for students to become colonels, captains, and more at sea on these ships. There were a…

Lots of Company on this Trip!

Today our first company visit was at Medochemie, a Cyprus based company that manufactures and distributes the general version of many medications to European and Asian consumers. Due to the necessity of ensuring the quality of their products, Medochemie is involved in all aspects of the supply chain from raw materials to the finished product…

A Purr-fect First Day

Our experience today was a great start to the trip- it included tours of the New City, Old City, and UNIC in Nicosia. During the New City tour, we learned about the architectural conflicts during the construction of the central plaza that connects the Old City to the New City. The architect decided to make…

Plus3 Cyprus 2: The Start of Something New

Hello! My name is Kennedy Snook and I am from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, which is about 10 minutes from Harrisburg. I am a freshman Bioengineering major with an intended minor in Mechanical Engineering. I chose this major so that I could combine the aspects of creative design, science, mathematics, and critical thinking. Eventually, I am hoping…