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FLAGSHIP  is a ship agency company with own/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.


Our vision is to be the leading service provider in an ever-changing technology driven shipping industry.

Our Values

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.


Please contact us if you have any inquiries and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Flagship Ship Agencies Inc. / Flagship Gemi Acenteligi A.S.

Main office; 1476 Sok. No:1/21, Alsancak, 35220, Izmir, TURKEY

Istanbul office;
Vatan Cad. No:48/A, Tuzla, 34944, Istanbul, TURKEY

Liaison office;
40 Livingston Ave. Dobbs Ferry, New York, NY 10522, USA

T: +90 232 347 3524 (FLAG)

F: +90 232 348 3524 (FLAG)

E: agency@flagshipagencies.com

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FLAGSHIP is a full service agency handling the needs of various maritime interests including ship owners / operators, charterers and cargo interests

With extensive experience handling various vessel types from dry bulk to tankers, from break bulk to RO-RO, rest assured that our well trained and experienced staff can handle all of your needs.

Our trained and experienced employees are eager to serve your needs attending all vessel types including:
• Tankers – Crude, clean, LPG, chemical, LNG
• Dry bulk – Grain, coal, petcoke, fertilizer
• Break-bulk – Heavy lift, project cargo, RO-RO


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.

Flagship Ship Agencies 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.


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.


Our Marine Services team is pleased to offer vessel owners calling at Tuzla & Yalova 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 and Yalova 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. Tankers – Crude, clean, LPG, chemical, LNG

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 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.