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Last modified: 2006-09-23 by jarig bakker
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Capelle Chartering & Trading

[Capelle Chartering houseflag] by Jarig Bakker, 3 Sep 2005

Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95].
Sleepdienst Adriaan Kooren B.V., Rotterdam (a tugging company) - quartered VBVR, in center white "K".
Jarig Bakker, 3 Sep 2005


[Chemgas houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 19 May 2006

Jansen & Van Heck in their book “Duwvaart” (pp. 25-28) are very specific on the founding date of ‘Gastankvaart Maatschappij Chemgas BV’ at Rotterdam: 13 August 1965. They add that this firm (“Gas Tanker Shipping Co. Chemgas”) was originally the tanker division of the famous ‘NV Handels & Transport Maatschappij Vulcaan’ at Rotterdam… to be commented upon in future, I hope.
Briefly put, Chemgas transports gas, liquid gas, and ammonia.

As usual, this source shows the house flag in b/w: on a blue field is a white lozenge containing the black outline of a hexagon with black dots on the corners and three blue waves running through this hexagon.  See this chemical-looking flag flying, here. Image above after Josef Nuesse’s site, where however we find a second flag.  This one, on a white field with one blue triangle in the upper hoist and a similar one in the lower fly (each bearing three white waves), shows the emblem encountered before in a slightly modified form.  The black dots have become little black circles and the three blue waves seem to be flowing away towards the fly!  Lastly, under the hexagon we read ‘Chemgas’ in black lower case letters.

So there is a bit of a problem, “Duwvaart” gives the blue flag under the name ‘Chemgas’ whereas Nuesse shows two flags, one of which is largely white and bears the name ‘Chemgas’ but stating both of them as belonging to ‘Chemtrans’.

We encounter the second emblem or logo on the company website.
“Chemgas (a name used throughout, jm) provides logistic services for waterway transport and bulk storage of chemical gases and LPG. These services are based on our highly efficient and flexible fleet of purpose-built inland- and seagoing barges operating in Europe.”

There seem to be separate transportation divisions: ‘Chemgas Shipping BV’ and ‘Compagnie Fluviale de Transport de Gaz S.A.’ or “River Gas Transport Co.” at Lyon, France (it has a logo in the national colours but I have not yet found a flag).  Also found on the net was the name ‘Chemgas Intercoastal’.

Could it be that the name Chemtrans was never really used by this firm?
Jan Mertens, 6 Apr 2006


[Chemtrans houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 19 May 2006

Description: see under Chemgas.


[CTA houseflag]by Jarig Bakker, 3 Mar 2005

Jan Mertens reported this link with mainly Dutch houseflags. CTA - white flag, blue open ship, containing red "ct8".
I think this is "Container Terminal Acht (8)"...
Jarig Bakker, 3 Mar 2005


[CZB houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 17 Sep 2006

This is: Coöperatieve Zandschippersbond.  This cooperative of bargemen specialized in transporting sand, gravel, and other construction materials has a site – and a flag – of its own. Materials for recycling such as glass, wood, or scrap metal are now being shipped as well. In all, some forty barges of different kinds, ranging between 280 and 1600 metric tonnes, are active.  The company seat is at Rotterdam.
The flag – which can be seen here and there on the vessels in the photo section (‘Onze Vloot’ meaning ‘our fleet’) – is green with a broad white ascending diagonal bearing black initials ‘C.Z.B.'.
Jan Mertens, 17 Mar 2006

CZB burgee

[CZB burgee] image by Jarig Bakker, 17 Sep 2006

I spotted this on a ship in the Kostverlorenvaart in Amsterdam: a (small) burgee: three equally wide horizontal stripes green - white - green; on white black "C.Z.B."
Jarig Bakker, 17 Sep 2006