Events and Announcements




Blue Limassol Safety/Risk Assesment 

Frederick University and the Municipality of Limassol have announced the development of a new research project that will identify and assess the risks to the marine and coastal environment of Limassol and the economic benefits of activities in the coastal and marine area of ​​the Limassol Bay (from Akrotiri Vassiliko).

The research team consists of Professors and Researchers from the Department of Maritime Transport & Commerce - Frederick University and the Department of Architecture at Frederick University, the CMMI - Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute, independent experts such as DNV GL and Marine Environmental Research Labs (MER) and experts from Universities and research institutes from abroad.

For additional information (in Greek) click here. 

Online sources: CyprusTimesBriefStudentLifePhileNews

Limassol: Pandemic impact and recovery strategies 

On Friday, December 11, Limassol Municipality and Frederick University Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce organized an open teleconference titled "Limassol: Pandemic impact and recovery strategies".

The speakers were Ms Zeta Emilianidou - Minister of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance; Mr Vassilis Demetriades - Deputy Minister of Shipping; Mr Andreas Tsouloftas - President of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Mr Anastasis Yiasemides - Board Member of KPMG and the Mayor of Limassol Mr Nicos Nicolaides. The Head of the Department of Maritime Transport & Commerce (Frederick University) and Accounts Payable and Project Manager of Marlow Navigation Dr Angelos Menelaou moderated the teleconference.

For additional information, presentations and videos of the teleconference (in Greek) visit the Municipality's page here

View the full webinar here

Blue Limassol: Survey findings presentation

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Limassol Municipality and Frederick University co-organized a press conference to present the survey findings held by the Department of Maritime Transport & Commerce - Frederick University in the context of the first Blue Limassol Forum held in May. The survey recorded the views of Limassol's citizens on important environmental issues. A Memorandum of Cooperation between Frederick University and the Municipality of Limassol was also signed during the journalistic conference and the Municipality of Limassol announced the launch of an expert study to identify and evaluate the overall risks affecting the marine and coastal environment of the Limassol Bay.

For additional information (in Greek) click here.

Survey findings in Greek, click here

Survey findings in English, click here

 First Blue Limassol Forum

On Friday, May 29, Limassol Municipality and Frederick University Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce organized and introduced the first Limassol Blue Forum. The event took place online (webinar) and it was centred around “Sustainable Coastal, Marine & Maritime Environment”. The Forum was held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades.

Blue Limassol Forum is an annual event, established in 2020 by the Mayor of Limassol, Mr Nicos Nicolaides. In his welcoming speech, the Mayor emphasized that through this forum we should capitalize upon Limassol's unique characteristics as a leading commercial and shipping centre and a major coastal port city in the SE Mediterranean, as well as promoting maritime and environmental awareness amongst local citizens.

For additional information and research findings visit the Blue Limassol website

Online sources: CyprusMailLimassol Municipalitydialogos.comNewsInCyprus


ECOPORTIL - Cyprus launch event

On Friday, March 6th 2020, Frederick Research Centre and faculty from the Department of Maritime Transport & Commerce (Frederick University) organised the launch event of ECOPORTIL introducing the project to the Cypriot community.
ECOPORTIL aims to improve the environmental quality of ports and their surrounding coastal environment by supporting their sustainability, through the implementation of modern methodologies and good practices according to EU and national legislation as well as through innovative tools and methods for the training and capacity building of stakeholders in the ports and nearby coastal zones as a prevention measure of pollution and preservation of natural maritime resources.

For additional information visit the project’s website

Additional online sources: GreenPort

MOU between Fameline Holding Group and the Department of Maritime Transport & Commerce of Frederick University to support the new generation of maritime professionals

Fameline Holding Group (FHG) has signed an MOU with Frederick University at Fameline Building, on the 27th of June 2019. FHG will award every 2 years a full 4-year scholarship to an undergraduate student of Maritime Studies. The scholarship has a socio-economical character where blended with academic performance, FHG will evaluate together with Frederick University the eligibility of students that face financial difficulties but have proven academic skills to receive a full scholarship. The details of the scholarship and eligibility are available on the website of Frederick. Among others, the MOU will bring the two organisations in closer collaboration in the fields of research and development related to the maritime industry and highlights the intention for mutual exchange of information, scientific documentation and publications. Sharing his thoughts, FHG founder & managing director, Mr Adamos Seraphides, explained: ’’At the end of the day it is not about how far you have gone. It is about who you have motivated and given the opportunity of a brighter future. Finally, it is about what you have given back to our society.’’ Fameline Holding Group (FHG) is a vast network of business organisations composed of 38 companies active across a variety of sectors – chiefly, maritime, and oil and gas, alongside new areas of exploration, including healthcare and ICT. FHG is headquartered on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus and maintains offices in more than 10 countries.

View FHG Scholarship Criteria here

Environmental Maritime Forum

The 6th Frederick Maritime Forum was organised in cooperation with the Shipping Deputy Ministry and was under the auspices of the Deputy Minister, Mrs Natasa Pilides.

The conference had as title “Current and Upcoming Marine Environmental Regulations – Can we meet the ‘Green’ targets?” and achieved an impressive participation of more than 250 attendees from the maritime industry and academia in Cyprus and abroad that discussed the matter of Marine Environmental Protection, the new Marine Environmental Regulations of the IMO and the capabilities of the existing technology.