SCHULTE Group says it has upgraded its maritime training centre in Cyprus, part of an ongoing commitment to the island’s maritime cluster.

The Schulte Group and the Cyprus Ports Authority recently held an inauguration ceremony for the new façade of the BSM Maritime Training Centre Workshop Training Facility.  

The event was held in conjunction with the recently concluded Maritime Cyprus Conference in early October, the inauguration ceremony being officiated by Yiannis Sykas, BSM director of strategy, and Nicos Nicolaides, Mayor of Limassol.

Mr Sykas said the Schulte Group was keen to reaffirm its commitment to Cyprus. 


“Our shared history began in 1972 when the Schulte Group Chairman, Dr Heinrich Schulte, one of the founding fathers of the Cyprus shipping industry, first set foot on Cyprus and established Hanseatic Shipping, the first shipmanagement company on the island,” he said. 

“Today, more than ever, we believe the strength of the Schulte Group lies in the strength of our people and investing in our people’s training remains a strategic priority.”

Given the occasion of ‘Maritime Cyprus’, the Schulte Group hosted a hospitality event on the same evening at the Marina Beach Bar, with guests including customers, business partners, personalities from the shipping industry and other high officials from Cyprus.

Guests were welcomed by Schulte Group CEO, Ian Beveridge, and Schulte Group chief commercial officer and managing partner, Johann Schulte, followed by a performance of the retro swing band ‘The Swingin’ Cats’.