History of the Deval family
Hasan Deval sold his father’s mercery shop and bought his first wooden vessel at the age of 20 called MS HILAL.
The fleet reached to 5 sister ships of 150 dwt.
Company Fleet were nationalized by Ottoman Empire and served for the Navy in WWI
Captain Hasan retired and his son Hakki continued shipping and trading with only 1 war survived vessel MS PLEVNE.
Wooden vessel sold and first steamship bought with a 250 dwt capacity named MS FEYYAZ and there after second sister vessel MS DOGUTEPE
1950 – Historical document: Freight invoice
1950 – Historical document: MS Feyyaz MOA
Capt Hakki retired and his son Orhan took over and sold both 250 dwt vessels.
SS BEYHAN, 850dwt 1919 built steamship bought.
1954 – Historical document: Turkish Shipowners Cooperative Share Document
1955 – Historical document: MS Beyhan MOA
1955 – Historical document: Trade Registry Journal
SS Beyhan converted to diesel propultion
1962 – Historical document: Purchase of diesel M/E for MV Beyhan
1968 – Historical document: Newbuilding incentive
1965 – Historical document: Forest products COA
Kaptan İsmail Hakkı – First newbuilding ordered and built in Turkey by Deval.
1969 – Historical document: Kaptan İsmail Hakkı is being fitted at Haliç Berth
1972 – Historical document: Denizcilik Bankasi – Letter of Intent for Newbuilding Vessel
Newbuilding of 2100 dwt MV DEVAL delivered.
1977 – Historical document: Newspaper article on vessel delivery
Newbuilding of 1600 dwt MV HACI HAKKI DEVAL delivered.
1982 – Historical document: President Orhan Deval Steel Cutting of MV Haci Hakki Deval
1986 – Orhan Deval retired and his sons took over the business.
MV SANKO PEACE bought from Sanko Line of Japan.
1996 – Historical document: MV Sanko Peace
First overseas bulk carrier ordered to Tsuji Heavy Industried via Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan
2007 – Historical document: Signing 6 units of 30,000 dwt bulk carriers
Devbulk Trading Account formed for chartering and commodity trading purposes.
Devbulk chartered in its first vessel MV IS TRINITY from Shoei Kiesen of Japan.
2015 – Historical document: CP signing between Mr. Yukito Higaki and Mr. Hakki Deval
Devbulk London Ltd. have been established and opened in the heart of City of London.