Sarens Joins Force with the Shipping and Marine Giant of Turkey
Sarens forms a Joint Venture with Makzume to expand its operations in Turkey and neighbouring countries
May 2018

Turkey with its commercial capital Istanbul, has developed asthe hub of the extended regions including Black sea countries, Caucasus, some of Central Asian countries, and East Mediterranean/North Middle East countries. Owing to its strategic geographic and geopolitical position in the region, themarket is bound to grow in the coming years with an increasing growth to be experienced in the energy and communication markets.

To tap into the market, Sarens decided to form a joint venture with Makzume. LAM or Makzume is a service company revolving around shipping, marine and logistics. They serve the ship-ownerand charterer industry, providing from simple to complex solutions for a vessel in any part of the world. In ports they provide services from stevedoring to custom clearance services for containers or pure car carrier giants.

Executive Board Member of Makzume,Selim Makzume says, “The LAM Group of Companies (Makzume) is very excited to partner with Sarens as ‘Sarens Makzume’. This venture will bring to our group a missing link for providing heavy lifting and specialized transport solutions to the industrial project industry in the region. We see in Sarens the same valueswe haveinherited from our family and carried on today by us and our colleagues”. He further adds, “The JV will bring-in an experienced group to our region, at a time when the region’s energy and communication infrastructure is developing rapidly, mainly the nuclear power sector. We are convinced that our local knowledge, professionalism,and experience in shipping, marine, and logistics, combined with the know-how and excellence of Sarens will bring quality services to the market.

”The JV will make cranes, SPMTs, and barges available for clients for rent as well as special projects. The markets served include Romania, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Syria, Lebanon, and Libya. The clients could reach out to the company by email, phone and the office located in Istanbul. Our contact details are available on both www.sarens.comand MakzumeLAM -Lyonel A. Makzume Shipping Agencies Co. Inc., founded in 1944 in Iskenderun, Turkey, is today more than a leading shipping agency in Turkey, and has developed into a group of shipping and logistic services companies. Today, through its various fully or partly owned companies, LAM has evolved into a 'group of transport companies' and offers a complete range of shipping and marine services, transportation and logisticsservices. The company annually handles over 100,000 Teu containers, 1,500 strait transits and port calls in three countries, over 3,000 tons of air cargo, as well as many more other logistic services for a total turnover of more than USD 100 millions.(