EMES Shipping and Transport S.A. was established in July 1996 in order to offer the first container shipping line of our country under the Turkish flag. As of January 1st 2010, the name of EMES Shipping and Transport S.A. was changed to Arkas Container Transport S.A. and continue to provide services under the brand name “Arkas Line”.
Building on the strength of 66 years experience Arkas Holding has in international transportation, Arkas Line offers regular Liner services between ports in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean with a fleet of 22 container vessels, most of which have Turkish flags and are owned by Arkas.
Arkas Container Transport S.A. (Arkas Line) began its activity as a feeder service established to transfer goods to large tonnage vessels that do not call Turkish ports and transport cargo between these vessels. Today it provides regular liner services with a container fleet of approximately 83.600 TEUs including special equipment such as open top, high cube, flat-rack, pallet-wide and reefers to meet the import and export needs of an expanding and developing market. The feedering service continues to be conducted by EMES Feedering S.A.M.
With no restrictions on coastal trade in Turkey for services provided by Turkish flagged vessels, containers are transported between Turkish ports in the safest possible way.