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House Flags of Hong Kong Shipping Companies 2

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Fullwin Marine Ltd.

[houseflag of Fullwin Marine, Ltd.] image by Jorge Candeias,

This one looks more Korean than from Hong Kong: white with a disc centered. The disc contains a blue outer border, a white inner border and an assymetrical yin-yang-like disc in the interior: a large red field above separated from a smaller blue field by a narrow white wavy disc.
Jorge Candeias, 4 April, 1999


This flag is also apparently that of the South Korean company Boyang Ltd. with any connection being unknown. Fullwin originated 1976 as Full Wind Navigation Co.Ltd. changing in 1979 to Fullwind Maritime Ltd. and then to Fullwin Marine Ltd. in 1987.
Neale Rosanoski, 23 January 2003


Gold Bridge Shipping Ltd.

[Gold Bridge Shipping Ltd.]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 26 January 2011

Hong Kong based Gold Bridge Shipping Ltd is a subsidiary of tanker shipping company BLT (Indonesia) already present on FOTW-ws. Website: http://www.gbship.com/
Founded in 1990 as a joint venture and completely owned by BLT owners BSG Corp. since 1995, the firm’s areas of activity are listed as "shipowner - commercial or ship operator - technical management - ship brokerage and shipping agency - storage tank services - other logistical services" ('Corporate Data' section, upper menu).
Since 1995 also the chemical tanker fleet has been expanded by newbuilds. Currently Gold Bridge is mainly active in East Asia and South East Asia; storage tanks are operated in SW China. In all, ten  vessels are listed and described (‘Fleet Lists’).
Shown as a drawing on the website, the house flag(oid) is blue with narrow red stripes horizontally edging the field; white combined - and partly overlapping - initials "GB" appear in the centre, the first letter higher. This design also appears on funnels.
Jan Mertens, 19 January 2011


Gold Star Line

[Gold Star Line] image by Jorge Candeias, 8 February 1999


GrandFame Ship Management Ltd.

[GrandFame Ship Management Ltd.]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 July 2010

GrandFame Ship Management Ltd at Hong Kong seem very flag conscious as we are treated to a view of the Chinese flag waving above that of Hong Kong (and a pilot flag thrown in for good measure):
http://www.gfship.hk/eng/index.html and to this nice view of international flags: http://www.gfship.hk/eng/network.html
GrandFame’s house flag, by contrast, appears modestly as a little drawing and - as may be seen on the first page linked to - on a ship’s funnel: blue field with white lozenge, not touching the flag’s edges, bearing blue serifed initials "GF".
The company was founded in 1996. Services offered are ship management and chartering of "all kinds of cargoes", brokerage, consultancy, and agency. A world map on the site (see second page linked to) situating GrandFame’s activities places many house flaglets in East Asia, and one in Greece.
Jan Mertens
, 26 March 2010


Gulfeast Ship Managment Ltd.

[Gulfeast Ship Managment Ltd.]
image by Jarig Bakker, 25 January 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95]

Green flag with 5 horizontal yellow stripes, white diamond, black "G".
Jarig Bakker, 25 January 2006


Hemisphere Shipping Co., Ltd.

[Hemisphere Shipping] image by Jarig Bakker, 23 December 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95]

White flag bordered blue, blue "HS".
Jarig Bakker, 23 December 2005


Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Company

[Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Company] image by Miles Li, 2 April 2017

Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Company (1863-1973)
Miles Li, 2 April 2017

[Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Company] image by Miles Li, 2 April 2017

"Replica" flag flown in Whampoa Garden, a housing estate built on the site of the former Whampoa Dock in Kowloon.
Miles Li, 2 April 2017


Hong Kong Borneo Services Co., Ltd.

[Hong Kong Borneo Services] image by Jarig Bakker, 23 December 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95]

Blue flag, yellow diamond bordered white; red "HB".
Jarig Bakker, 23 December 2005


Hong Kong, Canton & Macao Steamship Company, Limited

[houseflag of Hong Kong, Canton & Macao Steamship Company, Limited] by Jarig Bakker, 3 February 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, 1926 [wed26]

Hong Kong - red flag, white saltire.
Jarig Bakker, 3 February 2005


Hong Kong Maritime Company

[houseflag of Hong Kong Maritime Company, Ltd.] image by Jorge Candeias,


International Maritime Carriers

[International Maritime Carriers] image by Ivan Sache

Red flag with a white lozenge charged with IMC in blue, the letter M being bigger than the two others.

Source: Josef Nüsse
Ivan Sache, 25 August 2002


Changed name 1991 to IMC Shipping Co. Pte. Ltd. after relocating to Singapore.
Neale Rosanoski, 23 January 2003


Island Navigation Corp. International Ltd.

[Island Navigation Corp.] image by Eugene Ipavec 05 August 2010
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [lgr95]

Blue flag, over all white diamond, charged with black outlined diamond with red "CNI".
Jarig Bakker, 16 November 2005

This one is too good not to quote in full (almost), coming from China Sea Marine Trading Co. owned by Steve Bunker & Sharon Bondroff of Gray, Maine, US. Page in question, first item, url followed by extensive quote so credits are due: http://www.chinaseatrading.com/results_flags.php?pageNum_Recordset1=0&totalRows_Recordset1=14&Search=flags_key
"The shipping magn[ate] C.Y. Tung was known as the "Niarcos of the East." He assembled a fleet of 150 large ships and organized the Overseas Orient Line. One of his acquisitions was the old R.M.S.  Queen Elizabeth which he renamed the S.S. Seawise University. The idea-- to create a floating university for 800 or so sea-going students.
When I bought this flag I was told that it came off the "Seawise U" in 1972.  It's a good story and makes sense but I can't verify it. Anyway, it is a great old C.Y. Tung company house flag in wool bunting, about nine feet long. It has the usual small moth holes but has good color and is sound for display."
Picture taken from clickable photo for the moment named (LUOP): dark blue field bearing a white diamond, fimbriated dark blue, in the centre red entwined initials "CNI" (the "N" inside  the "C" and the "I" extending beyond the "C").
Although this photo is much better than the rather poorly (and unidentified) eBay table flag pic I once saw a tiny drawing was found among the sponsors of the HK Maritime Museum.
"Island Navigation Corporation International Ltd" apparently a member of the Tung Group - see quote from: http://www.allcompanyonline.com/company/37/4/15/826632/Island-Navigation-Corporation-International-Ltd.html
"Island Navigation Corporation International Ltd. ('INCIL') is one of the largest shipping companies in Hong Kong. It is one of the TUNG's group of companies. The founder of the group is Mr C Y Tung, the shipping tycoon. The main business of INCIL is ship-owning, vessel chartering, vessel management. Our related company also provide container liner service to all part of the world.Ship owners / operators Ship agents".
More on the famous Mr Tung: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tung_Chao_Yung
Jan Mertens, 27 July 2010


Ji Zhou Shipping Co. Ltd.

[Ji Zhou Shipping Co. Ltd.]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 18 June 2010

Ji Zhou Shipping Co. Ltd, established at Hong Kong, maintains a website.
"Jizhou Shipping Co., Ltd was established in 2003 with its headquarter[s] in Hong Kong. (...) The company is now providing [a] weekly container liner service between Fujian and Japan, calling [at] Xiamen, Fuzhou, Mizhushima, Osaka, Yokohama,Tokyo and Nagoya etc. Two container vessels fully owned by the company "Ji Feng" and "Ji Peng" and self-owned containers are employed."
There is a Japanese branch while additionally established, specialized firms are Ji Peng (Fuzhou) Ship Management Co., Ltd; Ji Tong (Fuzhou) Shipping Agency Co.; Fujian Hualong Logistics Co.; and Fuzhou Kaihong Logistics Co.
Large image of house flag, light blue bearing a red Chinese character (explanation most welcome - thanks in advance): http://www.gogostone.com/picture/jizhou/3272008613152633.jpg
Reduced image.
Jan Mertens, 09 June 2010


Jardine Ship Management Ltd.

[Jardine Ship Management] image by Jarig Bakker 16 November 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [lgr95]

Blue flag, white saltire.
Jarig Bakker, 16 November 2005


Kishinchand Chellaram Maritime Agency Ltd

[Kishinchand Chellaram Maritime Agency Ltd] image by Ivan Sache

White flag with two narow stripes in top and bottom and a red D inscribed in a black oval in the middle.

Source: Josef Nüsse
Ivan Sache, 25 August 2002


Kishinchand Chellaram Maritime Agencies Ltd. changed name 1996 to Chelleram Shipping Ltd. and then in 1999 reconstructed into Chelleram Shipping (Hong Kong) Ltd. and K.C. Maritime Ltd. With the change of name Chelleram Shipping have adopted a new flag which can be vied at the Hong Kong Seite 4 of Josef's website. The "D" is on this flag is probably connected with the fleet naming system used where the 1st name is "Darya".
Neale Rosanoski, 23 January 2003