High Quality Agency Services, from an experienced team.
FLAGSHIP is a recently formed shipping agency company with headquarters in Izmir, regional operational hub in Istanbul/Tuzla and associated offices in all Turkish ports. The company was established on 14th May 2019 and is founded by Osman Bilgin and Kaan Polat, who started their shipping career in the same ship agency company more than two decades ago.
Osman Bilgin, a graduate of Maritime Faculty in Izmir, has further pursued his shipping career in the ship supply field and has been an entrepreneur as a founder of various successful companies. Beside holding positions at non-governmental organizations and shipping related associations, he is also the the founder and chairman of ‘Mare Group’ and related companies.
Kaan Polat was the Director of a major ship agency company for about 25 years, prior to setting up FLAGSHIP.
He managed a dedicated agency team who has expanded their client base from year to year for the last 10 years, despite the general downturn in the shipping industry at the time. The key members of his previous team have also joined him in FLAGSHIP. Kaan has acted as the res. Board Member of ‘Maritime Association of Shipowners and Agents’ in Istanbul and has established strong connections with both the local and the international shipping world at all levels.
Both Flagship Ship Agencies and Mare Group are able to share resources and local expertise in their related fields for the benefit of their clients.
Our vision is to be the leading service provider in an ever-changing technology driven shipping industry.
Every employee within FLAGSHIP SHIP AGENCIES is required to meet the high standards FLAGSHIP demands. This will always be at the heart of our business philosophy.:
- Integrity: We are committed to being honest, avoiding conflict of interest and respecting confidential information.
- Fairness: We are committed to being fair in all our dealings with our customers, suppliers and employees.
- Respect: We are committed to respect the people we work with, the communities we work within and the environment in which we operate.
- Upholding the law: We are committed to operate within international, national and regional laws and regulations. Anti-corruption is a high priority.
These values are rigorously applied at FLAGSHIP SHIP AGENCIES, and maintained by a highly experienced and resourceful team, to ensure that the focus is on offering optimum customer service.