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Cerrahoğullari Public Transportation Inc. (Shipping company, Turkey)

Last modified: 2020-05-29 by ivan sache
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House flag of Cerrahoğullari - Image by Jarig Bakker, 22 November 2005

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Presentation of Cerrahoğullari

Quoting the company website:

Cerrahoğullari T.A.S (CTAS) is one of the oldest and most experienced privately owned shipping companies in Turkey. CTAS has been involved in ship owning and agency operation in Istanbul and Black Sea region for over 150 years. The Cerrahoğullari family owns all shares of Cerrahoğullari T.A.S.
In the past CTAS established strong relation with Turkish state organisations such as Erdemir and Isdemir government owned iron ore, steel mills and the Turkish state oil companies, TPAO and Tupras. A parallel can be drawn with the company's growth and the incrase in demand for iron ore, grain, coal and crude oil for these state owned companies.
CTAS was the first Turkish shipping company to own a modern bulk carrier in the 1960s and OBO in the 1970s a VLCC and ULCC in the 1980s. CTAS was one of the Turkish shipping companies to employ modern methods of ship managements, ship operations, and ship finance. In 1998 CTAS decided to pursue long-term projects involving LNG and LPG transportation in Turkey. Therefore CTAS sold their Cape Size and Panamax Bulk Carriers and concentrated their resources on energy related shipping long-term project and agency work.
[Company website]

The company appears to have gone out of business. Its Internet domain name ceased to be registered in late 2012.

Ivan Sache, 12 December 2019

Flag of Cerrahoğullari

The house flag of Cerrahoğullari was white with a red disc charged with three five-pointed white stars placed 1 and 2.
[Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World (1995) [lgr95]]

Jarig Bakker, 22 November 2005