Er Denizcilik Sanayi Nakliyat ve Ticaret A.Ş. (Er Denizcilik A.Ş./ ER Shipping) was founded in 1990 as the shipping arm of ERGENÇ family's ER Group Of Companies (main business being mining and coal trading) and acquired its first ship MV Balaban-I (25,651 dwt, 1979 built, laker type bulk carrier) in 1991. Thenafter, it continued to expand with further acquisitions of MV Aker (34,698 dwt, 1983 built bulk carrier) in 1994, MV Fuat Bey (27,652 dwt, 1985 built, logger type bulk carrier) in 1997, and MV Nazire (42,842 dwt, 1985 built bulk carrier) in 2003.
In order to take advantage of the all-time-high S&P markets that have prevailed between 2003-2008 as a result of historically high freight rates, Er Denizcilik A.S. has sold three of its vessels (MV Aker in 2004, MV Balaban-I and MV Nazire in 2007). Under the fleet renewal programme, Er Denizcilik A.S. has taken the delivery of four Supramax and one Handysize bulk carriers , all built in COSCO Guangdong Shipyard (MV Balaban 56,754dwt 2009 built, MV Er Nazire 56,716dwt 2010 built, MV Er Maden 56,522dwt 2012 built, MV Greener 56,620dwt 2013 built, MV Fuat Bey 35,436dwt 2014 built).
Er Denizcilik A.Ş. is a member of BIMCO and Turkish Chamber of Shipping.