About us

We are an Istanbul-based global sea freight shipping company and are committed to creating value for our clients by providing tailored solutions for their shipping needs. Our system is based on reliable, efficient and cost-effective methods to bring the best to our clients. We’re committed to safety, social and environmental responsibilities, while delivering excellence at every level of the shipping business. Safety and social responsibility are the basis of our business approach.

Our reputation is highly important, and we understand that being honest and maintaining strong moral principles are our best assets. We respect the world and our global neighbors, and people’s knowledge, skills and experiences.

We also endeavor to manage, control and handle all aspects of health, safety and the environment with a focus on major accident risk. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of all our employees. Palmali works to plan, manage, conduct and supervise all our work in compliance with legislation and best practices. We want to ensure that all workers and partners have a clear understanding of their responsibilities, along with that of the company.

We offer:

  • Expertise in managing a fleet of hundreds of ships and thousands of employees
  • Shipping experience on a global scale
  • Dozens of offices in major global locations

The Palmali Holding was established in 1998 in Turkey; the company began its journey by providing agency services for vessels passing through the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles Straits. After a time, the company decided to initiate the building of its own fleet. The main objective of the company’s owners was to gain status as a leading shipping in the regions of the Black and Caspian seas.

Over the years, Palmali grew to attain larger objectives, with an eye to the international arena. These days, company has been rated as one of the most powerful transportation companies within Russian inner ports, and in the Black, Mediterranean, Caspian and Baltic Seas. The company continues to gear operations to meeting the needs of the worldwide transportation markets.

Core Values

As a global freight shipping company, Palmali transports all types of cargo, including oil and oil products, different types of vegetable oil, liquids and crops. The company’s goal is to be one of the world’s leading sea freight providers. We are dedicated to the maintenance of our management system, which complies, at a minimum, to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007, ISM & ISPS Codes and MLC 2006.

Vision & Mission

  • Our vision and goal are to be one of the world’s leading sea freight providers, while creating value for our client and providing them with tailored solutions to meet their needs. 
  • We’re dedicated to helping others who are in need and providing healthy, beautiful environments for everyone to enjoy.

Focus on the client

We work with our clients to meet and exceed their expectations.


We maintain the highest levels of honesty, trust and ethical standards with our clients and those who work with us.


is paramount to our success; we hold ourselves accountable to our clients and our employees.

Ongoing Improvement

We encourage ongoing education, compliance and safety in all aspects of our business.


We listen to the needs of our clients, maintain transparency and responsiveness in all of our communications.