Bayraktar Shipping Group was founded by Cpt. Arif Bayraktar in İstanbul.
Bayraktar’s first ship; 150 dwcc coaster “M/V SON MODA” was built, floating within Black Sea ports mainly carrying coal.
Bayraktar’s second ship; 250 dwcc wooden coaster “M/V ŞANAL” was built, floating within Marmara Sea ports mainly carrying coal.
Company’s own side industrial plant was established in Golden Horn.
Second plant was built in Tuzla and Bayraktar’s first steel constructed vessel ever, M/V ARIF KAPTAN (1250 dwcc), was built and presented to the industry and it is still serving within Turkish Cabotage waters.
One container vessel per annum was added to Bayraktar’s fleet ranging between 6,200 dwt to 11,600 dwt
Bayraktar has become the first company to use ABS NS5 quality systems in Turkey
The company was awarded with “Lloyd’s List Shipping Award” in the category of “Dry Cargo Company of the Year”
M/V AYSE NAZ BAYRAKTAR, having 21,400 dwt, was built
M/V AYSE NAZ BAYRAKTAR’s sister vessel M/V GOZDE BAYRAKTAR, having 21,400 dwt, was built
The company, very much caring for students and education, has built a dormitory in Rize, Turkey; having a total of 300 beds.
Bayraktar has become the first ship owner who ordered a 58,000 dwt bulk carrier vessel (M/V Kaptan Arif Bayraktar) at a Turkish shipyard
The company ordered and owned its largest bulk carrier vessel (M/V ECE NUR BAYRAKTAR, 58,500 dwt) and added one more Supramax type vessel to its fleet
Bayraktar is proud to continue serving to maritime industry with a total number of 14 vessels reaching to 235,000 dwt in its fleet