Cerrahgil's Agency division has developed over the years because of the need to service our owned and operated tonnage. Our corporation philosophy is that all our client's vessels should be looked after as if they were our own. During the 1990's there was a rapid expansion in the number of companies offering agency services in Turkey, however, few have the benefit of the experience of also being shipowners and therefore being aware of all the operator’s problems first hand.

Cerrahgil agency has had its own offices and personnel in all the major Turkish ports for over 20 years. In all these ports the group has acted as both a carrier and agent, which has enabled a wealth of experience to be built up for the benefit of our clients.

The Group has considerable experience in trading physical commodities into and out of Turkey including; grains, pulses, steel and fuel oil, and additionally acting as representative in Turkey for a wide variety of marine related suppliers and service companies.


By utilizing the dedicated and professional staff at Cerrahgil Ship Agencies, we ensure your vessels enter and exit a port quickly and efficiently. From pre-arrival to post-departure, Cerrahgil personnel pay particular attention to accurate and speedy communication when handling overall disbursement control. Cerrahgil is proud of their expertise in handling all types of vessels from sophisticated gas and chemical carriers to strongly service – oriented cruise liners and dry bulk carriers as well as more specialized products such as break-bulk and heavy lift. In addition to the full range of basic services, Cerrahgil is often called on to assist their principals to conduct market feasibility studies and provide standard port cost templates. Cerrahgil’s extensive network enables them to offer a regional service throughout Turkey. Clients will benefit from centralized funding and disbursement accounts submission together with other services aimed at reducing their administrative expenses. Our in-depth local knowledge of operating conditions, and strong relationships with all local and government bodies, ensure that our client’s best interests are maintained at all times.
Our first-hand experience in all ports is utilized for the benefit of our shipowners and disponent owner clients. Our local knowledge of day to day conditions and our keen interest in the promotion of these ports can be used for the advantage of all client operators. We are able to attend to all husbandry requirements and protect our client’s interest at all times.
There are more than 260 straits in the world, but none of them even remotely resembles the Turkish Straits in terms of the geography and navigational challenges. Cerrahgil Agency provide a comprehensive, integrated and high quality service tailored to the unique characteristics of operations through the Turkish Straits. We have fully staffed offices at both ends of the Straits, Canakkale and Istanbul ports.
Vessels requiring crew changes can avoid long delays without deviating from their course. Turkish immigration formalities are strict, but can be planned with a minimum of fuss to help make crew changes as fast and efficient as possible. (Crew can be transferred quickly through the local airport whether it is to / from international or domestic destinations. Please contact us if in doubt whether a visa is required for the respective crew members).

On behalf of our principals we coordinate supplies through contact with local suppliers, in all major bunkering ports as well as while passing through Turkish Straits.

Smooth coordination of the entire bunkering process is guaranteed by our local staff.

If in doubt, please contact us, to check if bunkers can be supplies at a given port or berth.

Active for more than a century in the region, Cerrahgil today is the leading local provider of shipping services to a diversified customer based across all sectors of the marine industry. With all services , we guarantee consistent excellence of support whenever and wherever you call.

Our Marine Services team is pleased to offer vessel owners calling at Tuzla Dry Docks, in the Istanbul region, full Agency and logistical support. We guarantee round-the-clock attendance from the professional and experienced Agency personnel, full daily status reports and effective disbursement account management. Our close working relationships with all Tuzla Dry- Docks, Customs, Immigration and Security bodies, combined with our total familiarity of all local formalities, ensures a smooth and swift movement of personnel, crew, spares and equipment to and from our client’s vessel.

We guarantee on time supply of high quality provisions, deck engine and yard stores, all competitively and locally sourced from professional and reputable companies. Our own airport escort and transfer service, in-house travel agency (for tickets and visas) , will take extra care of your crew and personnel. Local accommodation from hotels to short-term leases and vehicle hire are also available. Our 24- hour airport team is ready to ensure a same day clearance and delivery of spares and equipment.

Cerrahgil Agency has their own offices and personnel in all the major cruise destinations. Due to the Group’s long and close relations with the port, immigration and customs authorities, Cerrahgil Agency are able to minimize embarkation and disembarkation delays, ensuring both rapid turnaround for the vessel and maximum time ashore for the passengers.

Cerrahgil organises and manages all shore activities from their local office at the port and can offer a wide variety of tours both as part of an integrated program with the cruise operator or/on a group or individual basis. Fully guided and multilingual Historical, Archeological Sightseeing and Shopping tours can all be organized by arrangement.

The list of major ports of Turkey. Please contact Cerrahgil Agency for other ports.

ISTANBUL Head Office & Communication Hub.
Istanbul & Haydarpasa Ports
Ambarli Port ( various private berths)
Tuzla Shipyard Area
EREGLI Erdemir Steel Mills
SAMSUN Samsun Port
TRABZON Trabzon Port
ISKENDERUN Iskenderun (TCDD) Port
Isdemir Port
Ceyhan ( Botas Terminal)
All other private berths
MERSIN Mersin Port
Tasucu Port
Atas Terminal
Free Zone Private Berths
IZMIR Izmir Port
ALIAGA Nemrut Bay (Aliaga)
IZMIT Izmit Bay
Private Berths
BANDIRMA Bandirma Port
Bagfas Private Berth
TEKIRDAG Tekirdag Port
Martas Port
ANTALYA Antalya Port
GEMLIK Gemlik Port
Private Berths
CANAKKALE Akcansa Cement Factory Port
Transit passages through Dardanelles