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[Eerland houseflag] by Jarig Bakker, 5 Oct 2003

Houseflag of Eerland (A Smit International Company).
Diagonal triband black-white-black with a black "E" centered.
Jorge Candeias, 18 March 1999

Source: Company's website
Dov Gutterman, 25 February 1999

Eerland. The flag of Gerrit J. Eerland LCM Zoon B. V. Sleepdienst & Transportonderneming is green and white, not black and white although the company  website is not clear and the error is understandable. The letter though is black and the correct version can be seen on Josef  Nüsse's site. Brown 1995, show the correct colours but have the flag bands sloping the other way.
Neale Rosanoski, 25 Sep 2003

Eerland other version

[Eerland other version] 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].
Gerrit J. Eerland Zoon, B.V., Rotterdam - green flag, a slanting vertical white flydiagonal stripe, charged with black "E".
Jarig Bakker, 3 Sep 2005

"Duwvaart" by Jansen & Van Heck show the "Eerland other version" in b/w on p. 31.
At the time of writing (book published 1988) the company was owned by Smit Internationaal but was allowed to retain its own funnel and flag. Various photos on pp. 31-32 unfortunately do not show a flag (either version).
There are, however, the last two photos on this page: the wee little flags confirming the "other version" shown.
Jan Mertens, 4 Mar 2006

EFM Verzekeringen

[EFM Verzekeringen penant] by Eugene Ipavec, 8 Jun 2006

An insurance firm comparable to Oranje is EFM Verzekeringen, meaning that this firm is above all interested in maritime insurance; has a long history; has a lot of faithful customers flying the company flag.  EFM is located at Meppel, on the Meppelerdiep which is a small river flowing out into the IJsselmeer, the former Zuyderzee.

According to the company website (watery introduction!), the firm was the result of a merger between ‘Eensgezindheid’ (“unanimity”) at Hasselt, founded 1882, and ‘Friesche Maatschappij' (“Frisian company”) at Heerenveen, founded in 1837. Both firms offered mutual insurance to their members, bargemen and shippers.

Today, EFM offers policies tailored to inland navigation, fishery, charter and passenger transportation, yachting, and houseboats.

For the house flag, see this page, third row, fourth picture, direct link.

A long blue triangular pennant with a red hoist, a narrow white stripe between them, has its blue fly traversed by a white stripe getting narrower towards the point; centred on the white vertical dividing line is the company emblem, a blue disk containing three stylized white waves, surrounded by a white ring; to the right of the disk, taking up most of the remainder of the pennant and placed in front of the tapering white line, are the stylized (italic, lowercase, and fimbriated) red company initials ‘efm’.

The pennant can be seen on the ‘Deo Confidentes’ and on the ‘Fortuna’. These are but two examples out of very many.
Jan Mertens, 27 May 2006


[EIRAM III houseflag] by Jarig Bakker, 22 Oct 2003

N.V. Maatschappij EIRAM III, Rotterdam - blue with thin red St. Andrew's cross; in the center a white disk border red, charged with red letter E.
Source: houseflagchart attached to the magazine "De Blauwe Wimpel", April 1956.
Jarig Bakker, 22 Oct 2003

E. P. Shipping & Trading

[E. P. Shipping & Trading] by Jarig Bakker, 6 Jan 2006

Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95] E. P. Shipping & Trading B.V., Rockanje - brightblue flag, white square, brightblue connected "ep".
(Rockanje is on the westcoast of Voorne island, 50 km west of Rotterdam).
Jarig Bakker, 6 Jan 2006


[Eurobulk houseflag] by Jarig Bakker, 3 Mar 2005

Jan Mertens reported this link with mainly Dutch houseflags. Eurobulk - Horizontal Orange - white - orange, charged with a lot of items. The top reads: transport and management company. (This is a table-flag, presented on that site, see below).
Jarig Bakker, 3 Mar 2005

Eurobulk - simplified

[Eurobulk simpified houseflag] by Jarig Bakker, 30 Mar 2005

As far as I know the real "live" flag doesn't read anything on the top orange stripe. The (somewhat more detailed) black object within the O should represent the bow of a Rhine bulk barge.
Gerard van der Vaart, 30 Mar 2005

Europa - West Indië Lijnen

[Europa - West Indië Lijnen flag] by Jarig Bakker, 15 Sep 2005

Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95] Europa - West Indies Lijnen B.V., Rotterdam - white flag, blue hexagon with several white stripes.
Jarig Bakker, 15 Sep 2005

Europese Waterweg Transporten

Europese Waterweg flag] by Jarig Bakker, 21 Mar 2006

EWT or Europese Waterweg Transporten BV, Brielle near Rotterdam (i.e. European Waterway Transports) is yet another firm no longer in existence but featured in “Duwvaart” by Jansen & Van Heck (1988) pp. 36-41.
EWT was founded in 1968 by Handels- en Transport Maatschappij “Vulcaan” (founded 1910) and Nederlandse Rijnvaart Vereniging (1920) to carry various dry bulk goods.  Some vessels were brought in by both companies, others were specially built but of course Jansen & Van Heck would concentrate on push-tow navigation.
The German steel concern Thyssen always was an important customer causing important traffic between Rotterdam and the Ruhr area. However from about 1986 a decline in bulk transportation (ore, coal, etc.) led to the sale of a number of older barges.  Another negative factor was the competition of boats under the Luxembourg flag.  Finally, in 2003, ThyssenKrupp Veerhaven (itself the result of a merger) took over EWT already familiar, of course, with working for Thyssen.
Sources: above book plus this webpage (and similar ones).
“Duwvaart” shows the house flag in b/w and describes it as being white with a (light, jm) blue “vignette” being a sort of stylized ‘V’ shape lying on its side and also put on funnels:
Perhaps this is not significant but you can see that the horizontal edges of the logo are centred in respect to the flag’s whereas Jansen & Van Heck shift it towards the hoist.
Jan Mertens, 4 Mar 2006

Euro Rijn

[Euro Rijn houseflag] by Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2003

From this website, spotted by Dov Gutterman:
Euro Rijn B.V. is a company based in Moerdijk, Noord-Brabant, with subsidiary in Dortmond, Duitsland, specialised in inland shipping.
Flag: yellow with a bright blue hoist with EURO in white in a vertical row, shifted a bit to the fly; after the R a horizontal short bright blue stripe charged with white letters "IJN". In the fly a black anchor with a blue rope tangled around it.
Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2003