"Our performance as a representative brings profit and comfort to our customers."

About Us

Formar is managed by professionals with many years of experience relating to shipbroking, ship agency, and operational matters in Turkey since 1991. Our organisation acts on behalf of owners, operators, charterers, shippers, receivers and traders.

In 2000, our subsidiary company FORSEN MACHINERY SERVICE AND TRADING INC. was established. Our sister company Forsen acts as the exclusive distributor of crane manufacturer "Sennebogen - Germany", environment technology manufacturer "Jenz – Germany" and grab manufacturer "Rotobec-Canada" which provides significant networks at Turkish ports.

Agency Team

Chartering and Consultancy Team

Consultancy & Shipping Services


Your Reliable Partner for Import and Export Operations Formar Shipping offers comprehensive maritime transport technical support for your import and export operations, including Charter Parties (Freight Contracts) and port laytime calculations. We help you manage your business processes efficiently, speeding up your logistics operations and reducing costs.

Our Services: Constructing, inspecting and adjusting Charter Parties.
Management: Our professional team ensures that your freight contracts are prepared and managed under the best possible terms. We are with you at every step.
Laytime Calculations: We ensure that your loading and unloading processes are calculated accurately in line with the terms of governing C/P. In result, we provide feedback to improve your C/P terms.
Logistics and Transportation Consultancy: Our consultants in maritime transport & international trade can provide you with tailored solutions to optimize your operations.
Risk Management and Insurance Consultancy: We recommend you the most suitable insurance options against the risks you may encounter during the transportation process.


One of the main activities of Formar is the Shipping Agency.

Based on the experience gained over the years, Formar has developed its unique agency operation policy based on the basic idea that "Our performance as a representative brings profit and comfort to our customers”. This applies to ships of any size and is a distinctive difference compared to other shipping agencies that provide services to charterers and ship owners in Turkish ports.

The importance of our agency service is efficiency and reliability, solving problems instantly, directing all interested parties for fast and trouble-free operations, leading us to build a long-term business on trust, strength and reliability.

Under the supervision of our head office (Istanbul), we are at your disposal for agency services as our branch / representative, offices and sub-agencies in all Turkish Ports and transit passes through the Bosphorus - Dardanelles straits. We assure all our customers that we will attend their ships 24/7 in line with our tradition that we will never compromise our efforts to serve their interests.

We invite you to use our professional and personalized Agency services, as we are sure that you will have advantages compared to your existing trade arrangements.

Chartering & Brokerage

Formar is a leading brokerage company serving the world market and specializes in chartering ships with first-class shipowners, charterers and reputable operators both nationally and internationally. Dry cargo brokerage activities are carried out by professional and experienced brokers providing unique services at short sea, handy, panamax/supra/cape size departments.

Our main activity in this field is mainly shipments of steel products and scrap.

In addition, bulk cargoes, in particular, grains, minerals, cements, clinker, coals, petcoke, fertilizers, cereals and woodchips. Due to the nature of commodities and trade, most of the fixtures are made from coaster to cape-size tonnages.

We are involved on the most cost-effective and professional logistics services to our customers worldwide by ensuring smooth operation and communication between interested parties decently. The aim of Formar is to provide the highest standard of service with the mission of serving all kinds of services for its customers, reliably, efficiently and selflessly.

Formar is able to provide other operational services

& Mobile Crane/Grab Line

& Transit Trucking

& Warehousing

Project Cargo
& Heavy Lift


Istanbul / Head Office


Iskenderun / Branch Office at Med


Gebze / Branch Office at Marmara

Dilovası Organize Sanayi Bölgesi 4. Kısım, Sakarya Caddesi No:18, 41400 Gebze/Kocaeli

Izmir / Branch Office at Aegean

Mermerli Mah. Çanakkale Asfaltı No: 16 Menemen/Izmir

Samsun / Branch Office at Black Sea

Şabanoğlu Mah. 71. Cadde Dış Kapı No: 84 Ic Kapı No: 1


Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
Association of Istanbul Exporters Association of International Forwarding and Logistics Service Providers (UTIKAD)
BIMCO (Membership No: 115461)
Maritime Association of Agents & Shipowners Turkish Chamber of Shipping
Chamber of Shipping