About Us

VELA Shipping – Atılay ÖZAY sole proprietorship; With its establishment in 2009 by Maritime Transport Management Engineer Atılay ÖZAY, it acquired the Ship Management license in 2009 and the Ship Agency license in 2010, and became a competent and important maritime business in the Tekirdağ region. Since its establishment in 2009, it has successfully carried out the technical management of 13 different ferries, and has safely transported over 1 million vehicles in 11 years in the Marmara Sea with the ships it operates. Currently, 9 ferries, 1 dry cargo ship and 2 agency boats in its fleet provide benefits with its ship management activities.

Vela Shipping started to provide shipping agency services to ships making international voyages by establishing the “Ship Agency” department in 2013. It has benefited by undertaking the shipping agency of more than 5,000 ships in 8 years in Turkey’s major ports, especially in Tekirdağ.

Ship Agency Service; It is a commercial representation activity based on reliability. It is a comprehensive service including the protection of the legal rights and interests of the ship, the organization of the ship’s affairs, the provision of permits, services or documents, the transfer of information to the relevant parties, the execution of the transactions related to the ship’s crew, and the financial transactions of paying the ship’s call expenses.

Ship Agencies have a key role in maritime trade due to their legal representative capacity and duty to protect interests.

As a result of the experience gained in Ship Agency operations and ship management activities, Vela Shipping realized the importance of focusing on the competent team and corporate structure working in the field of Ship Agency. As a result of this determination, with the aim of directing the focus of Vela Maritime Management to the field of Shipping Agency, “Vela Gemi Acenteliği A.Ş.” whose activity is only Ship Agency Services. He established his company on March 01, 2021 and continues his corporate development project and services in the field of shipping agency with his new company.

Vela Shipping Agency, with its high status corporate structure, high representation and competence team and strong capital, provides shipping agency services and provides high benefits to the ship it represents and its stakeholders.

The quality of Vela Gemi Acenteliği A.Ş’s services and its compliance with the standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), after the audit and certification process carried out by Bureau Veritas, an independent auditing company in accordance with the British Accreditation UKAS discipline, in April 2022, the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 and The Customer Satisfaction System has been registered with the ISO 10002:2018 certificates of conformity.

Our efforts to ensure the High Benefit of our services and institutionalization are carried out on a constantly rising line of success.


Providing High Benefit for the development of maritime.


To maximize communication, planning, coordination, predictability and harmony between customers, stakeholders and parties with our High Benefit Ship Agency services; We aim to protect the rights and interests of our customers in a superior way.


Love, Respect, Relevance, Development, Courage, Discipline


The subjects we focus on in order to actualize our “Targets and Objectives” and to be a pioneer in the field of Shipping Agency are as follows;

“Developing Our Institutional Structure”: We are working to develop business models that meet the needs of the Shipping Agency with our new corporate and digital structure that we will create.

“Effective and Empathetic Communication”: We try to be accessible from every channel, whenever our customers or stakeholders need it, and to establish empathetic communication with a cooperation approach.

”Developing Our Institution Culture”

  • We care about effectively managing opportunities and risks.
  • We care about continuous learning with our experiences and knowledge.
  • We create dynamic teams that act quickly in the face of events, solve problems and adapt.

Our Features That Make Us A Unique And A+ Service Provider;

1-) Our company, which acts with the motto We Provide High Benefit, measures its activities with benefit.

2-) Strong Capital, equity and sea vessels in possession…

3-) Strong stakeholder relations formed through corporate social responsibility activities.

4-) A reliable and competent supplier profile with which long-term cooperation can be made.

-Young and Dynamic company team with an average age of 26…

All employees must have a higher education in the maritime field. 10 years of ship agency experience of the management team.

– 5 ship agency personnel who are individually authorized to sign the company as registered in the Joint Stock Company structure and trade registry certification in the field of Ship Agency.

-Company management system certified by Bureau Veritas, the world’s leading certification body, in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and 10002:2018 standards, according to UKAS (UK accreditation discipline).

-Always having intern students in our team; As a result of our company’s continuous relations with universities, we always include curious intern students in our team. In this way, our young people have the opportunity to experience the ship agency profession, and we provide high benefits to our industry by transferring our profession to the younger generations.

Our History


Vela Maritime Business Established in Tekirdag


Ship Operation License Received

We got the Ship Operator License on the same date and we started our first business as Vela Denizcilik with the technical operation of 2 ferries.


Ship Agency License Received

With this license, we have become a more active and preferred business in our region.

29May 2010

We Started the Technical Management of 7 Ferries


Ship Agency Department Established and Started to Serve International Ships


Vela Shipping Is Among The Major Shipping Agencies In Tekirdağ


Vela Shipping Agency A.Ş. was Established and Institutionalization Studies Started


Our company's Management System has been certified by Bureau Veritas to comply with the UKAS ISO 9001:2015 and 10002:2018 standard.

Organizations We Are Registered With​


Our References

Our Crew

Capt. Atılay ÖZAY


Maritime Transportation Management Engineer (Istanbul University-1998)


Ship Agency Manager

Maritime Transportation Management Engineer (Istanbul University-2011)


Excellence Manager

Marine Port Management Technician (Namik Kemal University-2016)


Ship Operations Manager

Marine Port Technician (Namik Kemal University-2018)


Ship Operations Manager

Marine Port Technician (Namik Kemal University-2018)


Ship Operations Manager

Maritime Business Management (Bülent Ecevit University-2021)

Internship Crew

Intern students; As a result of our company’s continuous relations with universities, we always include inquisitive intern students in our team.

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