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Hamburg Süd (German Shipping Company)

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[Hamburg Süd (Shipping Company, Germany)] image by Jorge Candeias, 2 Feb 1999 See also:

Hamburg Süd

Quartered per saltire in white and red.
Jorge Candeias, 2 Feb 1999

Red and white are the Hanseatic colours and also those of Hamburg. Compare with Columbus Line house flag.
Santiago Dotor, 10 May 2005

Columbus Line

[Columbus Line (Shipping Company, Germany)] image by Thanh-Tâm Le

Quartered per saltire, top and bottom triangles white, hoist and fly ones pink (possibly red?). Compare with Hamburg Süd house flag.
Santiago Dotor, 10 May 2005

Columbus Line. This would be very interesting if the plain version with no letters can be verified. If this company is meant to be Columbus Linie of  Hamburg it was an associate of Hamburg- Sudamerikanische Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft Eggert & Amsinck  and according to Loughran 1979 it used the Hamburg-Sud flag which bears the black letters "HSDG" in the respective quarters starting from the top.
Hamburg-Sud is now part of the Rudolph A. Oetker group and whilst still operating in its own right, its previous fleet with names beginning with "Columbus", "Cap", "Santa" and "Polar" are shown under the associate company Columbus Shipmangement GmbH of Hamburg. This happened in 1998 with the formation of the latter and this flag could be theirs but as there is no date shown for the FOTW image one is left wondering.
Neale Rosanoski, 3 Jan 2003

Columbus Line / HSDG

[Columbus Line / HSDG houseflag] image by Thanh-Tâm Le

Please note the houseflag for the above company (Columbus Line is a subsidiary of Hamburg Süd) is missing the letters H S D G (Hamburg-Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft) in black in each of the saltires as follows:
S               D
Erik Porter, 21 Aug 2002