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Fixed and loaded, Araceli back in the Game
11/01/2018
Fresh out of the shipyard already loaded and steaming through the Bosphorus flowless.

May the wind always be at her back and the sun upon her face.
Fixed and loaded, Arace...
11/01/2018
Fresh out of the shipyard already loaded and steaming through the Bosphorus flowless.
May the wind always be at her back and the...
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New Year's Party
28/12/2017
The Armona Denizcilik & Atlantis Tankers family celebrated the upcoming New Year of 2018.

It was the first celebration in our new office premises as all on-shore and some off-shore personnel gathered to blow off some steam in a very eventful 2017.

Drinks were served at the bar on the 6th-floor terrace and Kofte (Turkish meatballs) were prepared by the Ali Baba cooks with extraordinary views over the Bosphorus.

The festivities started at 15:00 and lasted till 21:30. A mixture of international charts and nostalgic Turkish music set the scene for some excellent dancing.

We want to thank all of our hardworking and loyal staff for their achievements and willpower they have shown in 2017.

Our aim is to foster a family culture that is built on trust, respect, and ethics. This is our inalienable foundation in achieving excellence. Our journey will continue in the years to come, as we master hardships and push to achieve better results.

On behalf of the Atlantis/Armona family, we wish you a healthy, safe and prosperous 2018! 
New Year's Party
28/12/2017
The Armona Denizcilik & Atlantis Tankers family celebrated the upcoming New Year of 2018.
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Jingle Bells
22/12/2017
Fixtures continue through the festive days as new faces join the Commercial Team.
 
Captain Hasan Yazıcı is the first new member to join the commercial department of Atlantis Tankers. He has assumed the role of Deputy Chartering Manager.
 
Pictured is the moment of his first fixture after his second day on the job.
 
We welcome him to the team and look forward to the team’s fixtures in 2018.
 
Jingle Bells
22/12/2017
Fixtures continue through the festive days as new faces join the Commercial Team.
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Adding Familiarity
16/12/2017
The Atlantis Araceli was acquired from the Greek-owned Restis Group in January this year. It is needless to say that sailing the colors of another owner leaves a feeling that the new member has not yet fully joined our family. However, that is now overcome as she was passionately overhauled and is well prepared to stand the harsh short sea trade in the Med and NWE to meet the steadily growing quality demands of our customers.
 
Araceli was originally built for Mowinckel Rederi in Bergen, Norway by the Turkish shipbuilder group ARES at the yard Celik Tekne Atlantis Araceli. Her sister vessel Atlantis Arki will follow next, and we can say for sure that these ships are anything else than a substandard product.
Adding Familiarity
16/12/2017
The Atlantis Araceli was acquired from the Greek-owned Restis Group in January this year. It is needless to say that sailing the colors...
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Our Two Mainstays
14/12/2017
Special surveys are a delicate issue in terms of constituting a packed work schedule. One can only cross fingers that the time invested will be long lasting in order to maintain our vessels at our ambitious standards. Nevertheless, the time invested at shipyard stays prove to be the most effective repair times, especially when performed in our home grounds of Tuzla bay.
 
Pictured from left to right. Capt. Ömer Balta (Operation Manager) and Aydin Yilmaz (Technical Manager) during a short break on the “balcony” enjoy the unusually mild climate in these December days, whilst the Atlantis Araceli is undergoing her special survey and other modifications. They have become the backbone of our operator team in bringing this fleet vessel to a better performance and new glamour. Our sincere thanks to their inalienable efforts.
 
 
Our Two Mainstays
14/12/2017
Special surveys are a delicate issue in terms of constituting a packed work schedule. One can only cross fingers that the time invested...
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Dinner For Two
11/12/2017
The dinners origin started with the crisis that shadowed and still shadows the shipping markets since the fall of Lehman Brothers. Shipping community activities where high until the end of 2008, Bureau Veritas was conducting annual committee meetings and various other opportunities to socialize. All of that was cut off with a razor blade.
 
But the relationship between two companies was too strong to maintain the silence and in 2014 their managing directors Cafer Tekkan and Lorenz Weinstabl decided to come together for a semi-annual dinner at which management and related staff members would join.
 
There were two main topics at our sixth event that was hosted again at Turgut Vidanli’s Çarşı Fish restaurant in Beşiktaş: the experience of building ships in Turkey after years of a newbuilding crisis, in result a rather bold matter to see that shipyards and their subservicing industry have lost most of their reflexes, know-how and personal substances in construction of ships. The second one was even more sad, that the amount of Turkish tanker owners had dropped by 1/3 in the past 6 years and that from the remaining 2/3 the majority was struggling with huge debts and organizational problems. Expectations are that in 2 year’s time more than half of Turkish tanker owners will have excited the market.
 
On the picture from left front to back
 
Tarkan Ekler (Armona Newbuilding Manager)
Hülya Çinoğlu (Bureau Veritas/Foreign State Minister)
Lorenz Weinstabl (Armona/CEO)
Ender Bilen (Bureau Veritas/Minister of Interior Affairs)
Semih Falay (Armona/CTO)
Serdal Sagir (Armona/HSEQ Manager)
Ömer Calik (Bureau Veritas/ Ships in Service Manager)
Cafer Tekkan (Bureau Veritas/Marine Manager)
Irmak Erdumlu (Armona/Special Agent)
Kubilay Görmen (Bureau Veritas/Operations Deputy Manager)
 
 
Dinner For Two
11/12/2017
The dinners origin started with the crisis that shadowed and still shadows the shipping markets since the fall of Lehman Brothers. Ship...
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Pre-Match Pleasures?
30/11/2017
The mascot of Efes Pilsen somehow knew who to reward with a basket of flowers. Captain Memduh Aydin, in charge of trainings at Armona, put in weeks of hard work to prepare the company run seminar. He looked rather overwhelmed than overjoyed by the situation.
 
The picture was taken at the Euroleague Basketball match between Istanbul’s Efes Pilsen and Olimpia Milan. Luckily the host won 73:68. Pictured in the background are some of the 40 sea and shore staff of Armona who joined the event.
 
Pre-Match Pleasures?
30/11/2017
The mascot of Efes Pilsen somehow knew who to reward with a basket of flowers. Captain Memduh Aydin, in charge of trainings at Armona, ...
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