Contributing to the Turkish economy in its main fields of activity, maritime, logistics, port and terminal management, Arkas won two awards at the Turkey Maritime Summit, which reflects our country's maritime vision. Contributing to the development of the maritime sector with its pioneering investments, the company was awarded in the categories of "Company Employing the Most Turkish Ship People" and "Company Operating the Most Ships Under the Turkish Flag".
In line with the vision and goals of Arkas Holding Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lucien Arkas, Arkas Merchant Marine Fleet, which takes its place among the few fleets in the world by playing an important role in the development of Turkish Maritime Trade, employs the largest number of Turkish maritime employees in Turkey with its 54 ships and nearly 1500 employees. in fleet position.
Arkas was deemed worthy of awards in two separate categories at the Maritime Awards, given on the 1st of July Maritime and Cabotage Day, as part of the summit organized under the coordination of the TR Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, as the Firm that Employs the Most Turkish Ship People and the Firm that Operates the Most Ships Under the Turkish Flag. Vice President Ali İbrahim Kontaytekin, who received the award on behalf of Arkas Shipping Fleet, stated that both awards mean a lot to them. Kontaytekin said, “We took a step towards building our fleet with two ships with a capacity of 1996 TEU, which we bought in 500. Today, we have 26 Turkish ships and nearly 54 employees in our fleet, which we have been trying to expand for 1500 years.” said.
At the summit held in Shipyard Istanbul under the coordination of the TR Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, world maritime trends and its strategic role in development were discussed. At the summit, where mutual information exchange between sector stakeholders and relationship networks were developed, local and foreign participants under one roof; sessions, experiential practices, enriched content and methodologies were allowed to come together.