Orphanides & Murat
Mr. Michael Orphanides and Mr. Fred Murat established Orphanides & Murat in 1934, at Famagusta as a shipping and customs clearing Agency. At the early days the company was known all over Cyprus as the Agents of Khedivial Mail Line which carried the mail and passengers to/from Cyprus, these passenger/cargo ships made Orphanides & Murat to start the travel business of the company. In 1946 the company was appointed as LLOYD’S AGENTS for Cyprus, which initiated the diversification into the Insurance business. In the 1950’s the nephews of the founders came in the business namely Stavros Pissarides, Andreas Toufexis and James Murat, the later has since retired and left the company. In the late 1980, Michael S Pissarides and Hector Toufexis joined the company representing the 3rd generation of Orphanides & Murat. In 1974, following the Turkish invasion of the island and the occupation of Famagusta the company relocated its head office in Limassol and has branch offices in Nicosia and Larnaka. In 2000, the company became a limited company, under the same ownership. Today Orphanides & Murat Ltd, is considered as one of the most experience and reliable companies in the island and offers a wide range of services in the three main areas of:- SHIPPING – INSURANCE – TRAVEL
Company Information
Year of Establishment 1934
Directors Michael Orphanides - Fred Murat