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Kaptanoğlu (Shipping company, Turkey)

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House flag of Kaptanoğlu, two versions - Images by Ivan Sache,15 December 2019

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Presentation of Kaptanoğlu

Kaptanoğlu family is one of the oldest shipowners in Turkey with hundred years of maritime experience and tradition. H. Ismail Kaptanoğlu, the founder of Kaptanoğlu shipping, was a captain in his father’s ships in the beginning of the last century. Those days were the last period of Ottoman Empire when shipping in the empire's territory was controlled by foreign companies. Kaptanoğlu was one of the pioneer families in shipping business in Turkey.
Just like many others, the company started to grow with the Republic of Turkey. H. Ismail Kaptanoğlu and his five brothers worked with their father until 1950. Then, he established his own company and later, his three sons joined him to form one of most well-know family shipping companies in Turkey. H. Ismail Kaptanoğlu was one of the founders of Turkish Shipowners Association. His sons carried on their father’s mission and they have been serving Turkish shipping community as well as fulfilling official duties. Today, Kaptanoğlu Group (website) is active in almost every segment of shipping business such as shipowning/operating, shipbuilding and agency services.

Ivan Sache, 12 December 2019

Flag of Kaptanoğlu

The house flag of Kaptanoğlu, used either in rectangular of triangular shape, is yellow with the company's emblem.
[Ships and Flags, by Josef Nüsse]

Ivan Sache, 15 December 2019

Mehmet Kaptanoğlu


House flag of Mehmet Kaptanoğlu - Image by Jarig Bakker, 13 February 2006

The house flag of Mehmet Kaptanoğlu is orange with a blue lozenge charged with a white letter "K" enclosed in a white-outlined box.
[Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World (1995) [lgr95]]

Jarig Bakker, 13 February 2006