Last modified: 2004-07-10 by ivan sache
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by Jorge Candeias
The company Marseille-Fret was founded in 1951 in Marseilles by Claude
Vidil and Pierre Giraud. In its early years, the company operated
general cargo and tramp ships to Algeria and Tunisia. In the 1970s, the
company opened agencies in Paris, Rouen and Dunkirk, and served seven
ship lines to Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, the Middle-East and the
In 1980, Marseille-Fret abandoned the Mediterranean Sea and operated container and ro-ro ships to the French Antilles and French Guyana. These Atlantic lines were extended to Canada in 1984.
Source: Marfret website
Ivan Sache, 6 December 2003
The flag of Marfret, as shown in Carga e Transportes (Cargo and Transportation), the Monday's supplement to the Portuguese newspaper Publico, is white with two thin blue stripes on the top and bottom of the flag and the red letters MF in the white field.
Jorge Candeias, 31 March 1999