Students from various US academic institutions received a tour of the facilities of Eurogate Container Terminal Limassol Ltd. The students were in Cyprus from 21 to 24 February 2023, as part of the Semester at Sea program administered by the US Institute of Shipboard Education (ISE). The program allows students from various US academic institutions and different fields of study, to spend the spring semester travelling around the world by ship.
During this period, in parallel with their studies, the students visit various ports of call around the world, participate in tours and attend seminars and presentations by companies and organizations active in various sectors, depending on their specific field of study.
Eurogate welcomed the students at its premises and presented its activities at Limassol port’s container terminal, while students had the opportunity to pose questions as part of the ''Leading High-Performance Teams'' module. They were also able to observe first-hand the services and operations of a contemporary terminal which handles 90% of the Republic of Cyprus’ imports and exports.
In statements, Cpt. George Pouros, Operations Director of Eurogate Container Terminal Limassol Ltd, highlighted the importance that the company attaches to educational programs that allow it to host and interact with students and pupils. Cpt. Pouros added that ''the expertise and know-how of Eurogate’s employees is always at the disposal of students, researchers, and pupils. These types of synergies allow the academic community to connect with the real job market, while giving further impetus to the maritime sector, marine and maritime professions, and trade''.