Transit Agency

Transit Agency

The Turkish Straits are international waters with unconditional passage for commercial vessels. Because of increased tonnages and ship lengths, maneuvering in the straits now requires additional rules and regulations. The maximum tanker length for passage is regulated by IMO. Tankers up to 300 meters LOA in length can pass, but ships and other floating objects longer than 300 meters, after applying for a permit, can pass under special conditions decided by VTS.

Mastership accommodates the highest tonnage through the straits and is number one for tankers. Over the past few years, Mastership has assisted approximately 25 ships or more each and every day. Authorities give punctual and correct information by the offices at Dardanelles and Bosphorus, follow up all ships’ movements concurrently to forestall unsolicited situations. Time spent waiting in queue may reach up to 09 days in November and December. The most common factors for such long waiting periods are shorter sunlight time gap in winter and bad weather conditions, especially fog and snow.

Mastership is aware of the right action and right time are the essential assets in maritime industry. Mastership aims to keep ships safe and alert for a smooth passage. Few transit locations in the world compare with the Turkish Straits, where almost all shipping needs can be provided. such as crew changes, cash and document delivery, spare parts, class and surveyor attendance and, most importantly, bunker and all kinds of supplies.

While focusing on safety and rapid passage, all these additional services can be provided directly to masters, owners and charterers.

Mastership’s shore-side office is located on the front line, with immigration and customs, which cuts down on bureaucracy.

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.