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Shipping Companies (Denmark)

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Niels Winther & Co.

[Flag of Niels Winther & Co.] image by Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

The company is based in Esbjerg. The flag is horizontally divided blue-white-blue (1:2:1) with the blue letters NW in the white stripe. Company website:

Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

Nielsen Chartering A/S

[Flag of Nielsen Chartering A/S] image by Jarig Bakker, 29 November 2005

Nielsen Chartering A/S, Svendborg - white flag bordered blue; in bottom two wavy stripes; a lot of rectangles, all blue.
Source: Loughran (1995)
Jarig Bakker
, 29 November 2005

Nordana Line

Flag uncertain:

[Possible Flag of Nordana Line] image by Jorge Candeias, 3 December 2005

The flag is peculiar in being basically a Danish naval rank flag without any charges: a red flat-based swallowtail with a white cross. Is this really the flag?
Jorge Candeias, 3 December 2005

Quoting from the 'Profile' section of the Nordana website:
"The name Nordana Line is taken from its NORwegian and DANish background. The service started in 1957 as a joint venture between Norwegian Fearnley & Eger and Danish DFDS. Later on F & E decided to withdraw and the service continued under Danish management, but the name remains as strong as ever. Initially the service was based on carryings from Mediterranean to Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, and the vessels returned to Mediterranean via USA/Scandinavia. With the upswing of oil and gas exploration in North Africa, a direct service from USA to Mediterranean was implemented in 1961, and the calls at Scandinavian ports were suspended. In 1969 four conventional sister vessels with 85 tons heavy-lift capacity were introduced in the service to accommodate the increasing demand for larger and heavier pieces of cargo to North Africa. (...) Nordana Line has since expanded the geographic scope, improved the frequencies and widened its services to become one of the premier Multipurpose RoRo liner carriers. Today Nordana Line is recognized as a specialty carrier..."

Head office in Rungsted Kyst, Denmark. The Nordana website shows a tiny flag on a dark blue background - perhaps the swallowtail is really placed on a blue field?
Jan Mertens, 3 December 2005

Jan could be right: the corporate newsletter of Dannebrog Lines: shows the logos of both Dannebrog and Weco lines (both parts of Nordana). The Dannebrog logo is a swallowtailed Dannebrog on a blue rectangle, and the Weco logo is a rectangular Dannebrog on a blue rectangle. I guess a Danish company called Dannebrog had to use some adaptation of the national flag as their logo.
Dean McGee, 3 December 2005

Orion Rederierne A/S (Copenhagen)

[Flag of Orion Rederierne A/S] image by Ivan Sache, based on Joseph Nüsse website

White flag with a big red O in the middle and a blue vertical stripe placed along the hoist, charged with a representation of the constellation of Orion in white. Orion was a giant hunter who offended the goddess Artemis. As a punishment, she killed him and changed him into a constellation. The three stars placed in diagonal in the middle of the constellation are known as Orion's Belt.
Ivan Sache, 16 November 2002

Ostasiatiske Kompagni (East Asia Company)

[Flag of Ostasiatiske Kompagni (East Asia Company)] image by Jarig Bakker, based on the British National Maritime Museum

The website of the National Maritime Museum describes the house flag of "the house flag of Ostasiatiske Kompagni A/S Det, Copenhagen. A white flag with a blue anchor placed diagonally and fouled by a chain and the letters 'O/. K.' below. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a cotton hoist and is machine sewn. The design is printed.
Jarig Bakker, 23 August 2004

Ostasiatiske Kompagni A/S, Copenhagen: white, a blue fouled anchor placed in a diagonal position (the flukes toward lower right), in the left lower corner the blue letters ØK. Two versions are shown on Josef Nüsse's site under 'Flags', 'Danish Shipping Companies', 'Seite 6': first, the flag with the letters nearer the anchor, which is bigger and has a chain rather than a cable, second, said flag in a split Dannebrog's upper hoist corner and golden letters D.Ø.K. in the cross's centre, horizontally arranged.
Jan Mertens, 11 December 2003

Östasiatiske Kompagni. The 2nd flag mentioned by Jan has the company house flag in the canton flying from a pole which is angled bendwise. This differs from that shown in "Das große flaggenbuch" which only has a panel of the flag and is defined as used by sailing vessels in overseas service. I suspect it may have been used as an Ensign including for motor vessels judging by an illustration of the "Selandia" 1912 in "Merchant Ships of the World in colour 1910-1929" by Laurence Dunn which has the houseflag flying from the mainmast and what seems to be this 2nd flag as the Ensign from the stern.
Neale Rosanoski, 11 September 2004

Otto Danielsen Rederiet

[Flag of Rederiet Otto Danielsen] image by Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

The company was founded in Virum by Otto Danielsen in 1944. It operates 10-12 dry cargo ships. The flag is green with the white letters OD. Company website:

Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

P. Bork Shipping A/S

[Flag of P. Bork Shipping A/S]  image by Phil Nelson, 24 June 2000

based on Stewart and Styring's Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963

P. Brown Jun. & Co.

[Flag of P. Brown Jun. & Co.] image by Ivan Sache, based on Joseph Nüsse website

based on Stewart and Styring's Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963

P. Brown Jun. & Co. Refer my comments for Dampskibselskabet "Norden" for this appears to be their flag. Brown was an operator for other companies as well which also had their own flags, one of which has been shown under the name of the operator. They go back to 1893, originally as Peter Brown, and Lloyds 1912 does show under P. Brown Jnr & Co. a red flag with a white "B" which would appear to actually be theirs.
Neale Rosanoski, 27 April 2004

Peter Heering

[Flag of Peter Heering]  image by Phil Nelson, 24 June 2000

based on Stewart and Styring's Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963

Peter Madsen Rederi AS

[Flag of Peter Madsen Rederi AS] image by Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

Peter Madsen Rederi AS (Hojbjerg, Denmark) - Diagonally divided white and blue with "PM". The company was founded in 1954 in Hojbjerg.

Dov Gutterman, 17 October 2003

P.F. Cleeman Shipping ApS (Aabenraa)

[Flag of P.F. Cleeman Shipping ApS] image by Ivan Sache, based on Joseph Nüsse website

White flag with the Danish national flag in canton and the letters P.F.C. in the middle.
Ivan Sache
, 15 September 2002

Poul Christensen Shipping A/S

[Flag of Poul Christensen Shipping A/S] image by Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

The company was founded in Nakskov (Lolland island) in 1918 as a family company and transformed in 1982 into a limited liability company. It has offices in Gdansk and St. Petersburg. In 1991, it became the leading ship-broker in Russia. The flag is red with a white rectangle with rounded angles and the black letters PC in the middle. Company website:

Ivan Sache, 27 November 2003

J. Poulsen Shipping A/B

[Flag of J. Poulsen Shipping A/B] image by Jarig Bakker, 21 October 2005
Source: Loughran (1995)

J. Poulsen Shipping - (Korsør, Denmark) - J and P combined into white anchor on blue (see flag on company headquarters) and logo on homepage.
Dov Gutterman
, 17 October 2003

The parent company of J. Poulsen has been operating since 1930.
Neale Rosanoski, 11 September 2004