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Teo Shipping Corp. (Shipping company, Greece)

Last modified: 2009-02-28 by ivan sache
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[Teo house flag]

House flag of Teo - Image by Jarig Bakker, 31 January 2006

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Presentation of Teo

Teo Shipping Corporation is part of the Theocarakis Group of Companies, which started in Piraeus in 1924 as a small firm selling car accessories and liquid fuel set up by Nicholas J. Theocarakis (b. 1898). In 1961, Nicholas and his two sons John and Basil became the exclusive distributors of Nissan cars in Greece and indeed the first distributors of Nissan in Europe.
Teo Shipping Corp. was founded in 1976. The company operates a fleet of modern bulk carriers and containers.
The Theocarakis Group is involved in several other branches of trade, banking and industry.

Source: Nissan Greece website (file on longer available)

Ivan Sache, 1 February 2006

House flag of Teo

According to Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World (1995) [lgr95], the house flag of Teo is horizontally divided blue-white-blue with a red letter T overall.

Jarig Bakker, 31 January 2006

This flag would appear to have been modernized, perhaps in conjunction with company shifting from Piraeus to Athens. In any advent the flag as shown on Josef Nüsse's website and displayed on their vessels funnels shows more of a sky blue field with a narrow white horizontal band and overall a more ornate red "T" outlined white.

Neale Rosanoski, 26 March 2008