About Us

General Cargo, Project and Heavy Lift Liner Services to Caspian Sea

AYAT SHIPPING is the leading specialist in global transportation of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargoes.

As reliable partners to our clients we offer tailor-made, innovative and efficient transportation solutions from the factory up to the construction site.

The exceptionally high quality and reliability of our transportation services create lasting values for our customers, employees.

We have incorporated an Integrated Management System according to the standards of

ISO 9001:2008 (Quality)

ISO 10002 Quality (Management – Custumer Satisfaction Certificates)

ISO 14001:2004 (Environment)

OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health & Safety)

ISO 10002 Quality Management – Custumer Satisfaction Certificates.

We have a strong dedication to ethical, legal and regulatory key parameters. Defined and documented working procedures form a vital part of our Integrated Management System.

We are constantly working to identify risks, develop, implement, maintain and control measures in order to improve the quality of our services, to reduce our consumption of natural

resources, to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner and to minimize health and safety risks for all persons involved in our daily business.

Since 2009, AYAT SHIPPING has deployed its business activities specializing in liner services to Caspian, and provides the entire spectrum of freight shipments in this region. Throughout 8 months out of the year (Begining of April - Beginning of December) AYAT SHIPPING has 2 - 4 sailings per month between the ports of Marmara and Caspian Ports (Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan). In addition, transportation by land or rail to internal destinations of Caspian and neighbor countries after the sea transportation is also within the scope of our multimodal transportation services.

AYAT SHIPPING is capable of carrying a wide range of general / unitized cargoes (including heavy and bulky project lifts like steel bridge, ditching machinery, boats, etc.), break-bulk parcels (steels, forest products) and bulk cargoes.

All ships deployed in the trade are 2000 - 3000 - 4500 ton sea-river type vessels that are purposely designed to satisfy the specific needs of the market. Low superstructure and low draft allow them to navigate in shallow waters.

All our shipments to the Caspian Sea are realized through the Volgo - Don Canal in the navigation period. It takes vessels about 3 days to reach Rostov where customs clearance procedures for Volgo - Don transit passage are conducted. The vessel passes 18 locks through the Volgo - Don Canal and it takes about 6 days to reach Astrakhan and about 3 days to Turkmenbashi from Astrakhan.

Due to ending of navigation in the Volgo - Don Canal in November due to weather conditions, all our Turkmenbashi shipments are now realized through a combination of Poti or Batumi ports of Georgia by Sea and Rail transportation to Baku port, where the cargo to be transported to Caspian ports is loaded onto our vessels.

AYAT SHIPPING maintains its position as the independent maritime carrier by providing a high-quality service at strictly competitive rates, terms and conditions.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for vessel schedules and inquires.