Metin T. Sönmez, born in the year 1963 in Istanbul, has Albanian roots and grew up between the ages 8-18 near Cologne, where he had his education at the Kaethe-Kollowitz-Gymnasium Wesseling.
Metin lived very close to the river Rhine , where he had his first experience in Shipping through one quite well equipped and compact Provisionvessel, on which he worked in his free time.
After returning to Istanbul, he has been introduced to the General Manager of a renowned Shipping Agency, namely Mr. Ayhan Sungar (R.I.P.), from whom he has learned the essence about Shipping.
Metin has worked nearly 4 decades (over 36 years) in shipping industry and represents many German Owners, Charterers, Clubs and Related Companies.