History

Dramar Shipping Trading group was founded by Mr. Cengiz Seren on March 23, 1984, in Istanbul, Turkey, as a perpetual entity and with a very broad mandate to engage in the business of investing in, owning and operating of ocean-going vessels and to execute all other functions needed to be performed in relation with the shipping operations. Since its foundation, Dramar Shipping has owned and managed number of ships in worldwide trade.

Our Goals

The Company sees its future prosperity in seizing the opportunities created in the bulk segment of the industrial markets. The Company intends to be an active as well as rapidly growing participant by concentrating its resources primarily in the handy and supramax size (30 – 63k DWT) bulkers.

The handy and supramax market with its ever developing potential for more stability, sustained growth and good profitability will provide the basic direction for the Company’s future involvements in Shipping. The Company will form long-term strategic alliances with Major Grain Traders and First Class Charterers active in the worldwide deep-sea trade.

Meet Our Key Persons

Dramar Shipping’s management staff is fully capable of handling the full functional requirements that the ship-owning and shipping activities entail. The overall management function, the chartering activities and the vessels technical management encompassing the day-to-day operations, physical maintenance and the crewing will be performed by the experienced managerial staff of the company

NECATİ DEMİRKOL

President BOD

CENGİZ SEREN

CEO, CFO, Member BOD

SERKAN SARI

CSO, Ass. DPA

ABDULKADİR ERSİN

Operations Manager, DPA

KENAN ÖZTÜRK

Crew Manager

EROL SAMAST

Technical Superintendent

Necati Demirkol

President BOD

Mr. Necati Demirkol graduated from Gazi University in 1984. He was member of board in “Galatasaray Football Club”, “Merchandasing” and also was chairman of Inspection committee in “GSIAD” & “Cukobirlik”. His main business in minning and agriculture industry. He is the owner of Emir Construction Company. His agricultural facilities are spreaded on various areas widely. He is acting as president of board in Dramar Shipping A.S. Horse racing is the best hobby of Mr. Demirkol who has been married and has two children.

Cengiz Seren

CEO, CFO, Member BOD

He is the founder of the Company and the Member BOD. He is an Ocean going Master Mariner. He was a staff Captain in Turkish Navy with various assignments at sea as well as executive duties at NATO Headquarters. He is a graduate of Turkish Naval Academy and the Naval War College. He also holds a Psc. Degree from Royal Navy College in Greenwich, England. He is the principal shareholder and acting as chairman of the board.

Serkan Sarı

CSO, Ass. DPA

Born in January 1974 at S.Urfa . He has started to sail and serve from 1997 with OBO, Cape size and Handy vessels as Navigation, Chief Officer as well as Master Mariner ranks for more than 10 years. Between 2007-17 he has worked as Marine Superintendent, Cso, Dpa and Genaral Manager in Deval Nakliyat A.S . He has joined Dramar Shipping Company in January 2018 as Marine Superintendent and CSO/Ass.DPA. He is married with two lovely kids.

Abdulkadir Ersin

Operations Manager, DPA

Born in 3 April 1976 in Kilis . Graduated from ITU Maritime College in 1997. Thereafter, he started to serve on dry cargo vessels as Navigation Officer and Chief Officer untill 2006. Between 2006 and 2017 he has worked on various dry cargo tonnage as Master Mariner. In April 2017, he has joined Dramar Shipping Company as Operation Manager and Capt. Abdulkair Ersin is married and have two kids .

Kenan Öztürk

Crew Manager

Born in June 1984 at Kartal, Istanbul. He has completed his maritime education by TUDEV in 2005 and graduated as O.G.Watch Officer. Having sailed at sea the next seven years he has promoted to shore duty in 2012 in Deval Transport AS as Asst.Crew Manager. In 2014, he became the Crew Manager of the same company and served until end year 2020. He has joined Dramar Shipping Company in June 2021 as the new Crew Manager. Presently, he is giving his best support to company’s better understanding and development of crew matters. He used to be married but continue being a good father of his lovey son.

Erol Samast

Technical Superintendent

Born in July 1968 at the famous Anatolian city Bursa. He has started his outstanding career as Oiler and Donkeyman at sea between 1991-95. In 1996, he has promoted and served as 3rd-2nd and 1st Engineer on drycargo vessels until 2004. From 2004 onwards he has licensed as Chief Engineer and served on tankers as well as drybulk vessels. He has joined Dramar Shipping Company in 2018 as Chief Engineer onboard. He has accumulated wide Engineering experience and from May 2021 promoted to company shore desk as Technical Superintendent. He is married and has two young children.