Erhan Esinduy has been appointed Regional Representative of the office and will be joining the Registry’s dedicated Special Agent Tevfik Çelepöven. Having gained a wealth of practical seagoing and shore-based experience during a 10-year career with P&O Containers / P&O Nedlloyd, Erhan subsequently held a number of executive positions in the shipping industry before setting up and serving as Managing Director of ESKO Marine Trading in 2014.
Mr Esinduy said: “A regional office of the Liberian Registry in Istanbul is a most welcome development for owners and management companies, who will be able to handle all their flag administration matters and ship registration issues locally.
“It’s a great challenge for me personally, and I am proud to be involved in this exciting venture. I relish the opportunity to use my contacts and industry knowledge to the advantage of those owners and managers whose ships already fly the Liberian flag, and to help significantly increase the number of Turkish-owned vessels in the Registry. Building strong, long-lasting relationships is essential to achieving good results.”
Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the registry, says, “Establishing a regional office in Istanbul is a natural step for the Liberian Registry. Istanbul is one of the great shipping centres of the world, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, and its influence is growing all the time. Having an office there will bring the registry even closer to this vibrant market.
“Erhan Esinduy is the ideal choice as the registry’s representative in Istanbul. During a long and varied career ashore and afloat he has gained first-hand experience of the sorts of issues which ship owners and managers typically encounter, including supervision of drydockings, carrying out vessel inspections, and overseeing and co-ordinating external inspections by Port State Control and other regulatory bodies. He is a shipping person for a shipping city.”