Turkish Chamber of Shipping(TCS) is a principal framework organization representing the Turkish Maritime Sector. TCS comprises all ship-owners, ship operators, ship agents, ship sale and purchase brokers, forwarders, stevedores, tally firms, classification societies, marine insurance companies, underwriters, marine surveyors and experts, auxiliary services such as salvage, rescue, pilotage, dredging and yachting and also ship chandlers and suppliers, port and marina operators, ship-yacht builders and shipyards, ship-yacht equipment and repair services, maritime training companies, sand extractors and fishermen as members in Turkey.
İstanbul & Marmara, Aegean, The Mediterranean, Black Sea Regions Chamber of Shipping, named as the Turkish Chamber of Shipping (TCS), was first founded as Istanbul Chamber of Shipping in 1982 and later its area has been extended gradually to cover the regions of the Sea of Marmara and the coasts of Aegean Sea, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea together with the inland waters of Turkey. The main office of TCS is located in Istanbul. TCS has branch offices in Izmir, Bodrum, Marmaris, Aliağa, Antalya, İskenderun, Fethiye, Karadeniz Ereğli and Kocaeli and also comprises 15 representative offices along the coastal towns and cities of Turkey.