The Chartering Department of Cerrahgil, with its comprehensive understanding of high quality and standards, commitment and work ethic, is responsible to charter our own fleet and third party tonnage for the company's Contracted Freight. Our clients are Turkish Steel Mills and other international cargo importers and exporters in Turkey and worldwide. As a consequence of working with most of the major international importers, Cerrahgil has become one of the major shipping or transport? companies in Turkey, which operates in accordance with global standards.

Cerrahgil has a century-long history of servicing agreements with our domestic and overseas clients. These include steel firms and import and export trading enterprises. Contracts of Affreightment from Turkish Steel Mills - Erdemir for the carriage of coking coal, iron ore or slabs from Australia, South Africa, India, USA, South America and Northern Europe are regularly undertaken using our owned panamax / kamsarmax tonnage along with chartered in tonnage, which varies from handysize up to capesize from major international owners and operators.

The cargo thus transported, has included grains such as wheat, barley, corn and soya, as well as coal, iron, ore, steel, fertilizer and scrap.

Moreover, Cerrahgil controls one of the largest shipment volumes in Turkey when compared to its peers. The company’s annual shipment volume, including both owned and chartered tonnage is approximately 5,000,000 Mtons.

Chartering Services provided;

  • actively operating vessels on the principals behalf,
  • dry cargo T/C operating for the Cerrahgil account,
  • guidance on freight rates,
  • providing local port disbursements and detailed operational information,
  • laytime calculations,
  • market analysis,
  • voyage estimation,
  • vessel investments.