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House Flags of Hong Kong Shipping Companies 1

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AFEA Line (Africa - East Asia Line)

[AFEA Line] image by Jarig Bakker 16 November 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [lgr95]

Blue flag, intertwined red "AF".
Jarig Bakker, 16 November 2005


Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd.

[Associated Bulk Containers] image by Ivan Sache

Blue flag with a white symbol in the middle. The symbol is basically made of a white ring divided by a white cross. Parts of the ring are omitted.

Source: Josef Nüsse
Ivan Sache, 25 August 2002


This is indeed an accurate description, but I'm sure that this symbol is meant to be a stylized "Ć", for "AE", the initials of the company name.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 May 2006


Associated Bulk Carriers

[Associated Bulk Containers] image by Ivan Sache

Blue flag with a vertical red rectangle in the middle and the letters A B C placed horizontally in the middle, B being in the red rectangle.

Source: Josef Nüsse
Ivan Sache, 25 August 2002


My impression of the flag in Josef's site is that the blue is darker. The company is a P&O subsidiary so that a shade of royal blue seems likely.
Neale Rosanoski, 23 January 2003


Ben Line Agencies

[Ben Line Agencies flag] image by Jorge Candeias

White with a thick red border and a black anchor.
Jorge Candeias,, 27 March 2001


The flag is that of the British company William Thomson & Co. who date from 1820 and operated mainly through Ben Line Steamers Ltd. with fleet names usually starting with "Ben". The current operations are under Ben Line Group Ltd., still based in Edinburgh. The anchor is dark blue although the origin of this image comes apparently from the Hong Kong agency company formed in 1987 and their website shows it as black, I would think probably in error. Griffin 1895 shows a black foul anchor which would seem incorrect on two counts. A variation was used by Ben Line Containers Ltd. who were formed in 1972 as a joint venture with Ellermans, the anchor being replaced by a black arrow bent into 3 sides (like the ACT design] with that to fly being empty and within this the black letters "BLC". Ellermans were later bought out and presumably the company was absorbed back into the group.
Neale Rosanoski, 23 January 2003


Blairdale Shipping Ltd.

[Blairdale Shipping] image by Jarig Bakker 16 November 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [lgr95]

White over green; in center red shield charged with white "B".
Jarig Bakker, 16 November 2005


China Merchants Steam Navigation Co., Ltd.

By 1980 Lloyds was showing the Hong Kong company of China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., initially with vessels being operated by COSCO. Later in the 1980s Hong Kong Ming Wah Shipping Co. Ltd. appears and this probably explains the CMSNC omission in the first half of the 1990s in Lloyds Shipowners but they do appear still in Lloyds Shipowning Groups as a subsidiary of China Merchants Holdings Co. Ltd. and operating the fleet through subsidiaries Hong Kong Ming Wah, Huawei Offshore Shipping Transport Co. Ltd. etc. all of which appear to have their own liveries.
Neale Rosanoski, 9 August 2007

See also:

  • China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. (China)
  • China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. (Taiwan)

  • Cho Yang

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    Douglas Steamship Company, Limited

    [Douglas Steamship houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker
    Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, 1926 [wed26]

    Hong Kong - white flag, red Maltese Cross, charged with a blue square.
    Jarig Bakker, 3 February 2005


    Eternity Shipping Agencies

    Eternity Shipping Agencies image by Eugene Ipavec, 16 May 2009

    Eternity Shipping Agencies is a Hong Kong maritime enterprise active in ship and crew management, supplies incl. bunkering, chartering, and agencies.

    According to Clarksons Shipping Intelligence Network, ESA operates two vessels.

    The company has a modest website (in English), where we see a red funnel bearing a yellow initial ‘E’ (serifed).

    Direct link to drawing of house flag on HK government Marine Department.
    Jan Mertens, 16 May 2009


    Eurasia International (China) Ltd. Partnership (Hong Kong)

    Eurasia International (China) Ltd. Partnership image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 January 2007
    Source: Beschulte.de (archived website)

    This logo is a green disc illuminated from the top hoist simulating a three dimensional sphere with three red inter-parallel shells over the hoist-side half of the northern hemisphere
    António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 January 2007


    Eurasia Shipping and Management

    Eurasia Shipping and Management image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 April 2009
    Source: www.marcollect.de; based on a photo of a table flag by Klaus-Peter Bühne

    The company was located in Hong Kong. In a blue flag is a yellow disc containing connected blue capitals "E" and "A" with their left line in common.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 April 2009

    Ed: For a history of the Schulte group (including Eurasian Shipping and Management), see Shulte Firms in our German section.

    Fairmont Shipping Ltd.

    [Fairmont Shipping Ltd.] image by Ivan Sache

    White flag with a red arrow-shaped symbol in the middle.

    Source: Josef Nüsse
    Ivan Sache, 25 August 2002


    Fat Kee Stevedores Ltd.

    [Fat Kee Stevedores Ltd.]
    image by Eugene Ipavec, 31 May 2011

    Fat Kee Stevedores Ltd. is a maritime company established at Hong Kong, founded in 1949 which has "diversified from a stevedoring company to a group of companies offering services in stevedoring, midstream operation, container transport, storage and repairs, barging, warehousing and other ancillary services".
    Quote from the ‘About Us’ section, left menu on company website, English version: http://220.241.107.162/FKS%20Home%202008%20-%20Eng.htm
    Shown as a drawing on the site, the house flag is red bearing a white diamond touching the flag’s edges; in the diamond appear the serifed company initials "FKS" in red.
    Another page showing a larger drawing, source of the attachment: http://www.buyusa.gov/hongkong/en/businessserviceproviders.html?bsp_cat=78000000&bsp_id=61
    Jan Mertens, 30 May 2011