Halit YaziciogluBarkin
Managing Director, Vector Bulk Pte Ltd

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Vector Bulkers Pte Ltd Title: Managing Director Boutique consultancy and dry bulk brokerage services in Asia, Indian Ocean region in Supramax/Ultramax sector. In a short span of time, without co-broker support, established itself and recorded fixtures, both TC and voyage with major clients. In contact with over 100 principles and in the circulation of major operators and owners in Singapore, Europe and Asia. Consultantancies to: Densay Shipping and Trading DMCC Densay Group owns, operates and technically manages around 25 dry bulk carriers from handy to Kamsarmax segments based in Dubai and Istanbul. Company contracts and carries around 15 million tons of cargo every year from steels to cement/clinker, coal, and gypsum. Caledonia Maritime Co LLC, (Caledonia Maritime Services Pte Ltd) Caledonia Maritime Co LLC was founded in Jan 2018 with the financial support a well-known New York based investment fund. The company was hatched as a tool for diverting fund’s investments into the maritime sector. Positions Taken: Caria Shipping International Pte Ltd, Singapore, Title: Managing Director, Founder, Caria Shipping International Pte Ltd, Singapore (CSI) was a private limited company incorporated in 2013 to act as ship management, the ship operating and freight trading venture. July 2010 – Sep 2013: Eagle Bulk Pte Ltd, Singapore, subsidiary of Eagle Shipping, Inc. NY. Title: Managing Director Eagle Bulk Pte Ltd was incorporated as a trading platform for Eagle Shipping Inc, NY, as a first branch office and 2nd headquarters for the company in July 2010. The company owned 45 Supramax/Ultramax vessels and was the largest Supramax owner in the world at the time. Aug 2005 – June 2010: PCL (Shipping) Pte Ltd, Singapore, subsidiary of Pacific Carriers Ltd. Title: Senior Manager, Dry Bulk, Head Handymax (2008-2010) Title: Manager, Dry Bulk, Head Handymax (2005-2008) PCL Group owns/controls around 120 vessels and various cargo contracts and FFA positions with HQ in Singapore with offices in UK, AUST, USA. December 1998 – July 2005 Cerrahgil Group of Companies – Istanbul Title: Chartering Manager Cerrahgil Group was one of the most reputable and largest shipowners and operators in Turkey at the time. The group owned 4 panamaxes and was running largest shipping agency division in the country. July 1996 – Feb 1998 : Kalkavan Shipping & Trading S.A. – Istanbul Title: Chartering and Operations Manager The company was a small shipowning set up with 2 handysize and 1 small general cargo vessel trading worldwide. July 1994 – July 1996 : Zihni Group of Companies – (Istanbul Ship Management S.A.) Title: Operations Executive Zihni Group was owners of 4 capesize vessels trading in international markets and serving local steel mills contracts. June 1992 - Aug 1993 Danyard AS, Frederikshavn Denmark Title : Naval Architect Intern at ship’s design office. Worked on ship’s strength, preliminary design, hydrostatics, sheet expansion plans. National Service in Turkey Jan - Dec 1997: Title: Sergeant Served in the Republic of Turkey Navy at TCG Havuz 9, a submersible floating dock used for naval vessel repairs up to frigate size. Involved in submerging and lifting operations.

LEGAL KNOWLEDGE RELATING TO SHIPPING, ARBITRATION PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE:27 years of Commercial Shipping, charterparty and disputes experience and Attended SiArb international entry course and Fellowship courses with Award writing exams.
ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE:Passed Award Writing Exam of Siarb in 2017


Phone: +65 6801 4018

Email: barkin@vectorbulk.com

Nationality: Singaporean

Place of Residence: Singapore

Languages: English and Turkish

Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
    Bachelor of Science (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering), Istanbul Technical University