ABOUT CANALSHIP :
ITS MISSION AND VISION
& FOUNDATION HISTORY
Canalship is a Turkish maritime agency active in shipping, port operations, and in delivering specialist maritime solutions. It aspires to deliver excellence in Turkey, regionally, and in the global industry.
The company was founded years back by a group of Turkish maritime professionals, with over 20 years of experience in the field, and passionate about the industry.
The name ‘Canalship’ comes from an inspiration to the founders by a futuristic on-going project in Istanbul named ‘Kanal Istanbul’, which is an artificial sea level waterway / canal proposed to connect the black sea to the sea of Marmara, and hence to the Aegean and Mediterranean seas.
Since its foundation, Canalship exists to provide forward maritime solutions rendered by professional shipping agents. Our head offices are located in Istanbul at the center of the Bahçelievler district, in addition to branches at different ports across Turkey.
Our Mission and Vision Statements
Mission: To provide remarkable maritime solutions in the industry. We work to lead in quality of the services rendered to our clients in Turkey and internationally.
Vision: To bring the business to its potential through dedication along with an optimal use of technology and experience. We aim to achieve a leading position in the industry while establishing good relationships with our customers and forward service standards.
HAKAN AYTUĞ AKŞİT
Mr. Hakan Aytuğ Akşit is one of the founding partners of Canalship and serves as the Managing Director of the company. He holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Istanbul. His professional career started in 1993 after completing his education with Mastership Shipping Agency, where he gained a very good experience in operations at all Turkish ports. In 1996 he pursued his passion in the industry and joined Assos Maritime Services as a founding partner, and worked for six years as the agency manager. After the year 2000, Mr. Hakan Akşit as one of the well-known and successful Turkish entrepreneurs indulged in businesses from other sectors and industries, from getting involved in trading and exports of plastics and its production mainly, to other businesses. In the year 2002 he left Assos Maritime Services and joined Ulusoy Maritime Services as agency manager. He was the agency manager for over 10 years where in addition to agency shipping services gained experience in ship management, maritime law, ship chartering, ship purchasing and selling, brokerage, technical maintenance, ship repair and procurement fields. In January 2012 Mr. Akşit founded Canalship Maritime Services.
Mission and Vision