"Caferoğlu" Denizcilik (Shipping) was established in Istanbul, Turkey in 1974, by the Cantaş
brothers, whose sea going routes go back for
Since the company's foundation more than 25 sea going vessels,
mainly general cargo ships, have sailed under the "Caferoğlu"
company is named after the great grandfather of the family,
namely "Cafer" ( "oğlu"
meaning the "son of" ), who started to carry goods by sea on his 14 meter
sail boat between Russia and Turkey back in the 19th century.
remains a family owned and controlled company to the extent
that family members are employed on board the company
fleet and at the ship yard.