Transit Agency

Transit Agency

Turkish Straits are subject to regime of international waters which are unconditional passages for commercial vessels. Manoeuvering in the Turkish Straits is being regulated additionally due to increasing tonnages and ship lengths. The maximum tanker length for passage is regulated by IMO. Tankers up to 300 meters LOA in length can pass, however, ships and other floating objects greater than 300 meters can pass only under special conditions decided by VTS subject to a permit.

Mastership accommodates the highest tonnage through the Turkish Straits and is the number one Agency for tankers in Turkey. Over the past few years, Mastership has assisted approximately 20 ships or more each and every day. Through its offices located at Straits on every end, Mastership maintains close contact with authorities to obtain accurate information, follow up ship movements, provide precise forecasts and forestall unsolicited situations. Since the offices are located on the front line close to immigration and customs, they cut down on bureaucracy and provide agility.

Time spent waiting in queue may reach up to 9 days in November and December. The most common factors for such long waiting periods are shorter daylight duration in winter and bad weather conditions, especially fog and snow.

Mastership is aware of the fact that the right action and the right time are essential assets in the maritime industry. Mastership aims to keep ships safe and alert for a smooth passage. Few transit locations in the world can be compared with the Turkish Straits, where almost all shipping needs can be provided; crew changes, cash and document delivery, spare parts, class/ surveyor attendance and all kinds of supplies, most importantly; bunkers. While focusing on safety and prompt transits, Mastership can accommodate all these additional services directly to its Principals.

Our Mission:

Providing excellence in shipping agency services to our customers in Turkish Straits and ports with reliable expertise, experience, perfectly tailored IT systems, and value-based vision for human resources while standing firm on ethics and transparency.

Türk boğaz ve limanlarındaki müşterilerimize ilgili uzmanlık, deneyim, kusursuz şekilde özelleştirilmiş bilişim sistemleri ve insan kaynaklarında değer bazlı görüş ile etik değerlerden ve şeffaflıktan ödün vermeden en iyi profesyonel gemi acenteliği hizmeti sunmak.

Our Vision:

To become the icon of excellence, by leading and shaping the shipping agency industry as the top provider in Turkey, and serve our customers in all Turkish Straits & ports proudly.

Mükemmelliğin sembolü olmak, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti’nde işinde en iyisi olarak gemi acenteliği endüstrisine liderlik etmek ve endüstrinin geleceğini şekillendirmek, müşterilerimize tüm Türk boğazları ve limanlarında kusursuz hizmet sunmak.

Our Values:

  • Responsibility,
  • Integrity,
  • Engagement,
  • Excellence.