Our Team

We make a difference with our experienced team.

As Unic Tanker Ship Management Co. we provide services in the maritime sector accompanied by experts and experienced management team.

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Captain Coşkun AĞCA

Partner & CEO

He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty in 1992. He received his undergraduate degree in Marine Transportation Management Engineering/ Deck in 1992 and his master’s degree in Marine Management from Istanbul Technical University in 2016.

He worked at sea until 2003 onboard various types of tankers including crude oil, product, chemical, and gas tankers at the leading shipping companies like D.B. Deniz Nakliyat (cargoline) and Eksay Shipping. He continued his onshore career as Marine Superintendent who responsible for the operation of LPG tankers at Aygaz.

He worked as a Fleet Manager at Ditaş Marine Operations and Tanker Management Co. in 2006 and appointed as Deputy General Manager responsible for whole shipping operations and management in 2010.

He managed new building projects, tankers in service (Crude Oil, Product Tanker, Chemical and Asphalt Tankers), and Terminal operations such as Mooring and Pilotage.

After leaving his position in August 2020, he created UNIC Tanker Ship Management and became the General Manager of the company.

He is holding Oceangoing Master and Marine Pilot Licenses.

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Captain Kanat KIZILDEMİR

Partner & Commercial Advisor

He graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering (Deck Department) in 1990.

After serving eight years at the sea, on board various ocean-going tanker and bulkers started his onshore career as Marine Superintendent in 1998. He joined Petrol Ofisi A.Ş. in 2000 as part of the chartered tanker fleet management team. Thereafter, he served as Marine Sales Manager and Wholesale Manager at Petrol Ofisi until 2012, and as Director of Fuel Sales at SOCAR until 2016 responsible for commercial and retail fuel sales.

He continued his career as Director of Global Fuel Supply until November 2020 at Karpowership-Karadeniz Holding, responsible for the whole global chain of fuel supply required for power generation, starting from contracting to last mile delivery to Powerships operating globally.

He has acquired specialized and valued knowledge and experience in trading, marketing, and sales of oil products including bitumen and marine fuels, shipping, chartering and operations, LNG, LNG infrastructure, SSLNG, floating power generation, and project development, during his career.

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M. Hakan TÜFEKÇİ

Board Member & Legal Advisor

Hakan Tüfekçi, as a Board Member of Unic Tanker, also is a founding co-partner of Tufekci Law Firm with a specific focus on Maritime and Transportation Law, Insurance and Reinsurance Law, International Commercial Law, Arbitration.

He has his LL.B from Marmara University in Istanbul (2003), LL.M from the University of Wales Swansea, UK (2006), and he is a Ph.D. candidate at Galatasaray University in Istanbul. He also holds UEFA Football Law Program Diploma.

As a Turkish-qualified lawyer, he has over 20 years of experience in maritime and commercial legal matters. He has worked with and represented shipowners, charterers, bunker companies, P&I clubs and H&M underwriters, brokers, and banks.

He regularly speaks at international commercial law and international maritime law events and provides in-house seminars to his clients. He has had numerous articles published in law journals in Turkiye and in the UK.

He lectures Maritime Law at Medipol University Law Faculty since 2021 and also was an scholar at Maritime College of Recep Tayyip Erdogan University (then Rize University) between 2013-2015 where he lectued Maritime Law.

He is the Chairman of Disciplinary Committee of Turkish Chamber of Shipping and used to be an ex-member of the Ethics Committee at the Turkish Football Federation.

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Chief Engineer Koray YAŞ

Technical Manager

He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty in 1997. He received his bachelor’s degree in Ship Machinery Management Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering in 1997 and his master’s degree in Marine Management from Istanbul Technical University in 2016.

He worked at sea until 2006 onboard various type of tankers including crude oil, product, chemical, and container vessels. He has started onshore career as Technical Superintendent at Ditaş Marine Operations and Tanker Management Co., the ship management arm of TÜPRAŞ.

In 2012 he was appointed as Technical and Newbuilding Manager responsible for the whole fleet including tugboats and mooring boats planned and unplanned maintenance, new building projects, technical operations.

He holds Oceangoing Chief Engineer license.

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Chief Engineer Serkan DEMİR

Project & Purchasing Manager

He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty in 2004. He received his bachelor’s degree in Ship Machinery Management Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering in 2004 and his master’s degree in Marine Management from Istanbul Technical University in 2016.

He worked at sea until 2010 onboard various type of tankers including crude oil, product, chemical, and bitumen tankers at the leading shipping companies such as Aksay, Chevron Shipping Company and Ditaş Marine Operations and Tanker Management Co.

He has started his onshore career at Ditaş Marine Operations and Tanker Management Co., as the Technical Superintendent in 2010. And in 2016 he was appointed as Technical & Purchasing Manager responsible for all purchasing and technical process of the fleet and auxiliary class vessels belonging to these terminals and groups.

He has vast experience in planned and unplanned maintenance, tender and agreement management, yearly issue technical maintenance and operational budgets, all technical reporting process, stock management, supply chain management.

He holds Oceangoing Chief Engineer license.

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Captain Özgün ALTINTAŞ

Safety & Quality Superintendent

He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty in 2005. He has a bachelor’s degree in Maritime Transportation Business Engineering/ Deck in 2005.

He started his maritime life in 2005 as Deck Officer at Ayder Tankers and worked in ice class chemical tankers till 2008. After that He worked as Chief Officer and Master at Dunya Denizcilik which has oil/chemical tankers till 2012. From 2012 to 2017 he served at Scorpio Tanker Investment companies as Master. He continued his career at Ditaş Marine Operations and Tanker Management Co. until the end of 2020.

He has 15 years of on-board working experience at chemical, product, and crude oil tankers ranging from 4500 dwt to 165000 dwt. During his sea career, he worked at owner site team for new buildings MR and LR2 projects at Korean shipyards.

He holds Oceangoing Master license.

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Zerrin KÖKTÜRK

Operation Executive

She graduated from Istanbul Technical University/Maritime Faculty and has received her bachelor’s degree in Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering in 2013.

She worked as a Oceangoing Watch Keeping Officer at UN Ro-Ro in 2015 and as a Lecturer at the Maritime Faculty of Bülent Ecevit University in 2016-2020. She is studying on master’s degree program in Maritime Business and Economics at Bülent Ecevit University.

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