Erhan is the managing director and partner of Esko Marine Trading Ltd Co. of Istanbul and is also the Regional Manager of the Liberian Registry in Turkey providing full range of registry and corporate services to Turkish shipowners and managers alike. He is also an active member of the Turkish Shipbuilder’s Association’s (GISBIR) Foreign Relations Committee as well as a member of the Turkish Chamber of Shipping ( DTO )
Having obtained his Certificate of Competency in the UK, Erhan was the only Non British national at the time working on board the vessels of P&OCL later P&O Nedlloyd. After working 10 years at sea Erhan decided to continue his career ashore and worked in Grup Kalkara Shipping and Trading, Karahasan Group of Companies and Furtrans Shipping as Marine Superintendent , DPA and Operations Manager for a total of 15 years after which in 2014 he set up Esko Marine Trading Co Ltd together with Adem Kocadag.
Erhan has extensive experience in maritime operations, accident investigation, handling all types of maritime claims as well as vessel inspections and surveys. He is also a Flag State Inspector and lead Auditor for ISM / ISPS and MLC 2006 as certified by Liberian Registry.