Columbia Group supports local bike sharing system to celebrate World Bicycle Day


With today’s observance of World Bicycle Day, Columbia Group is proud to reinforce its dedication to sustainability by giving back to the local community and supporting the ‘nextbike’ bike sharing system in Cyprus. Columbia Group, the world’s leading integrated maritime services platform, has collaborated with nextbike to install two stations with 10 bikes on Columbia’s premises in Limassol, available for employees and the public.

Back in 2018, Columbia launched the ‘icare’ campaign which evolved into a philosophy that embodies the entire Group’s values around Sustainability which have always been deeply rooted in the Group’s culture and DNA. icare focuses on recognising the absolute importance of growing a strong company culture with which its employees, crew and clients can readily and willingly identify and adopt.

“At Columbia we take sustainability seriously – after all, it’s one of our core values – which is why we’re excited to have teamed up with nextbike for this great project, which is not only great for mental and physical health, but for the environment, too,” says Mark O’Neil, Columbia Group President and CEO.

By collaborating with the nextbike public bike sharing system, Columbia Group is thrilled to help create a bicycling infrastructure to help Cyprus achieve environmental and social goals. Incorporating bicycling into the green mobility transition offers a multifaceted approach to creating sustainable, healthy, and vibrant communities.

Like the icare philosophy says: “We are Columbia. It starts with us.”