• 1994

    In 1994, 48 Turkish freight operators formed UND Ro-Ro, an intermodal short sea shipping operator with the purpose of transporting freight from Turkey to Europe (to the Port of Trieste in Italy) via the sea. In 2004, the company was renamed as U.N. Ro-Ro

  • 1998

    Ro-La train has started to operate between Trieste - Salzburg

  • 2001

    UND Ege joins the fleet

  • 2002

    UND Atılım and UND Birlik joins the fleet

  • 2005

    Saffet Ulusoy, UN Pendik and UN Marmara joins the fleet

    The company was granted the ‘Best Intermodal Project’ award in 2005 by the European Intermodal Association (EIA). EIA is the only non-party European intermodal establishment that is recognized by the European Commission, with more than 90 members in Europe, America and Japan

  • 2006

    UN Trieste joins the fleet

    U.N. Ro-Ro Pendik Terminal starts giving service and TAX free diesel service commences in Pendik Terminal for Turkish trucks carrying export goods

  • 2008

    UN Akdeniz, UN Karadeniz joins the fleet

  • 2009

    U.N Ro-Ro launches Mersin – Trieste line and Cüneyt Solakoğlu joins the fleet

  • 2010

    U.N. Ro-Ro launches Istanbul – France line and Cemil Bayülgen joins the fleet

  • 2013

    UN İstanbul joins the fleet

    ISU semi trailer train has started to operate between Trieste - Wels

    Container transportation on roll trailers has started as a part of U.N. Ro-Ro's intermodal agenda

    U.N. Ro-Ro acquires Samer Seaports in Trieste

  • 2016

    U.N. Ro-Ro acquires Fruit Terminal Trieste SPA

  • 2018

    Danish shipping company DFDS Group acquires U.N. Ro-Ro


Strengthening our position as the leading Ro-Ro operator that creates added value to Turkey’s foreign trade and provides customer-oriented, reliable, affordable and scheduled combined transport services.
Developing a sustainable business model that is superior to other transport models in terms of time, cost, quality and the environment.


IMO Number Vessel Name Build Year Length Lane Meter Trailer Capacity Speed Flag
9215476 Gallipoli Seaways 2001 193 3214 207 21.5 T.C.
9242390 UND Birlik 2002 193 3214 207 21.5 T.C.
9242388 UND Atılım 2002 193 3214 207 21.5 T.C.
9322425 UN Pendik 2005 193 3735 240 21.5 T.C.
9322437 UN Trieste 2006 193 3735 240 21.5 T.C.
9293416 Saffet Ulusoy 2005 193 3735 240 21.5 T.C.
9293428 UN Marmara 2005 193 3735 240 21.5 T.C.
9356737 UN Akdeniz 2008 223 4605 300 21.5 T.C.
9356749 Sumela Seaways 2008 223 4605 300 21.5 T.C.
9422122 Myra Seaways 2009 223 4605 300 21.5 T.C.
9422134 Cemil Bayülgen 2010 223 4605 300 21.5 T.C.
9506277 UN İstanbul 2013 208 4094 265 21.5 T.C.
9816830 Ephesus Seaways 2019 237 6690 450 21.5 T.C.
9816842 Troy Seaways 2019 237 6690 450 21.5 T.C.


DFDS owns three vessels of this series: Gallipoli Seaways, UND Atılım and UND Birlik. These ‘second generation vessels’ were designed and built by FSG. These vessels are faster, have greater capacity and more fuel-efficient than the previous ro-ro vessels built by FSG. Cargo handling is much easier with these vessels as well; the vessels are equipped with two moderate speed MAK 9M43 diesel engines and have a fourth deck that allows more economic operation as well as a greater number of vehicles on board. All vessels have shaft generators which eliminate the need for the diesel generators to be running while sailing, allowing savings on bunker fuel and machine maintenance. Antiroll tanks reduce the roll motion considerably and maintain stability on the attached deck. One loading or discharging operation can take approximately five to six hours depending on cargo loads and port operations. All vessels are in compliance with the European Union and the Turkish Environmental Legislation.


DFDS has four third generation vessels: Saffet Ulusoy, UN Marmara, UN Pendik and UN Trieste. This generation maintains the superior features of the second generation while offering 15 percent greater capacity. A 193-meter-long vessel of this series is able to carry 235 vehicles (50 percent complete units and 50 percent semi-trailers) or 254 semi-trailers. Wide lanes and ramps on these vessels enable simultaneous operations on four decks and allow loading and unloading at the same time. All vessels are in compliance with the European Union and the Turkish Environmental Legislation.


The company owns four vessels from this series: UN Akdeniz, Sumela Seaways, Myra Seaways and Cemil Bayülgen. Most of the third generation features are available in this series. UN Akdeniz and Sumela Seaways were built and delivered to U.N. RO-RO in 2008; Myra Seaways in 2009 and Cemil Bayülgen in 2010. These vessels are equipped with two moderate speed MAK 9M43C engines, which are 300 kW more powerful than the previously used MAK 9M43 engines. All vessels are in compliance with the European Union and the Turkish Environmental Legislation.


UN Istanbul, as the first fifth generation vessel of U.N. Ro-Ro has been delivered in 2013. UN Istanbul is 208 meter long and has 280 trailer capacity. Most of the fourth generation features are also available in this new series. This vessel has 2 MAN main engines with total capacity of 9600 kW. Like the other U.N. Ro-Ro vessels, UN Istanbul complies with the European Union and the Turkish Environmental Legislation.


Awards and CertIfIcates

ISO 9001-2008


Successful organizations are distinguished by the high quality of their products, services and processes. The reason for the success is that the customers are becoming increasingly quality conscious and demand high quality standards.

Today, an organization’s service quality is clearly monitored by means of a quality management system (QMS).

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized QMS standard which significantly aims an organization to improve customer satisfaction, motivate employees and establish a management system for continual improvement.

U.N. Ro-Ro İşletmeleri A.Ş. now obtained an ISO 9001-2008 quality management certificate from DNV-Det Norske Veritas, Norwegian Accreditation, which is known worldwide for its high quality and reliability for this certification.

U.N. Ro-Ro İşletmeleri A.Ş. will continue quality assurance and providing solutions to meet the needs of our valued customers.

Award For U.N. Ro-Ro's 2012 Annual Report

U.N. Ro-Ro's 2012 annual report has been awarded by LACP

European Intermodal Award

U.N. Ro-Ro was awarded “Best Intermodal Project” by the European Intermodal Association (EIA) in 2005.

ShipPax Award For Outstanding Ro-Ro Concept

In 2001 UND Ege has been awarded for Outstanding Ro-Ro Concept thanks to her innovative design and technical specifications.

OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems—Requirements is an internationally applied standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to help all kinds of organizations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance. It is a widely recognized and popular occupational health and safety management system.

U.N. Ro-Ro's stakeholder Samer Sea Port -Trieste Port, located in Italy- passed the formal assessment and received this significant certification.

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001

U.N. Ro-Ro Pendik Port has passed the formal assessments and received ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems—Requirements) certifications after certificate authority -Rina Turkey-'s inspection on March 17th and 18th, 2016.

Award For U.N. Ro-Ro's 2015 Annual Report

U.N. Ro-Ro has been rewarded with LACP Vision Awards which is organized every year in an international platform by San-Diego based League of American Communication Professionals.
2015 Annual Report of U.N. Ro-Ro, prepared by Noema Creative&Content, has been deemed worthy of a Silver Award for excellence within its industry on the develeopment of the organization’s annual report for the past fiscal year. It is also recognized for developing one of the top 25 Turkish annual reports and top 80 annual reports among Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Document of Compliance

“Document of Compliance” is the certificate given by International class survey company DNV-GL which states that the safety management system of U.N. Ro-Ro complies with the requirements of the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code).

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Annual Reports

2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report