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House Flags of Hong Kong Shipping Companies 6

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Venture Shipping (Managers) Ltd.

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

red over blue flag, white diamond, red "V"
Jarig Bakker, 25 January 2006


Wah Tung Shipping Agency Co.

[Wah Tung Shipping Agency Co.]
image by Ivan Sache

Light blue flag with a hexagonal blue and white emblem in the middle.

Source: Josef Nüsse
Ivan Sache, 25 August 2002


Wallem Services Limited, Shipping Investment Division

[Wallem Services Ltd houseflag]
image by Jorge Candeias

Brown rendition: Wallem Ship Management Ltd
[Wallem Services Ltd houseflag]
image by Jarig Bakker, 25 January 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95]

Horizontal Red-White-Blue-White-Red flag.
Jarig Bakker, 25 January 2006


Originally based in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Wallem Services shows corporate offices in Hong Kong as well as Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Japan, USA, United Kingdom and Vietnam. The Shanghai office was reopened in 1987.


The name and flag originated with the Norwegian Haakon J. Wallem in 1898 who later traded through separate companies based in Bergen and Hong Kong. Around the 1970s a series of takeovers began resulting in the current Wallem Group Ltd. based in Hong Kong and operating their shipping through Wallem Shipmanagement Ltd. The Norwegian Wallem shipping interest did survive however as the Norwegian branch of Wallem & Co. A/S changed name 1956 to Wallem, Steckmest & Co. A/S who use a variation of the original flag by widening the blue band and bulging it in the middle to form an undefined circle bearing a white "S". The white still separated red from blue but the respective widths of the three colours are uncertain with Brown 1978 and 1982 differing in their portrayals.
Neale Rosanoski, 23 January 2003


Williamson & Co.

[Williamson & Co. houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker
Source: Scott, R.M., The Caltex book of Flags and Funnels, Capetown, Caltex Africa Ltd. (1959).

#112 Williamson & Co., Hong Kong - white flag, red propellor screw with 4 blades.
Jarig Bakker, 5 January 2005


Wing Tak Shipping Agency Ltd.

[Wing Tak Shipping Agency Ltd.]
image by Ivan Sache

Blue flag with a big red W.

Source: Josef Nüsse
Ivan Sache, 25 August 2002


World Wide Shipping

[World Wide Shipping]
image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 22 June 2014

From The National Maritime Museum:

The house flag of World Wide Shipping, Hong Kong. A rectangular flag bearing a white 'W' on a red background with a white and blue border. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a cotton hoist and is machine sewn. A rope is attached.
Jarig Bakker, 4 September 2004

Using that photograph from the Greenwich National Maritime Museum, I drew the flag of World Wide Shipping. It's a 2:3 flag with a red centre, with around it a white border, a sixth of the height of the hoist in width, and around that a blue border with the same width. On the red a white symmetrical W in a sans font.
According to the Maritime Museum, World Wide Shipping Company existed from 1955, when it Yue-Kong Pao started shipping with a 27-year-old freighter, until 2003 when the company acquired the Norwegian gas carrier company Bergesen, with the combination continuing as Bergesen Worldwide.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 22 June 2014


Yick Fung Shipping Enterprises Co. Ltd.

[Yick Fung Shipping Enterprises Co. Ltd.]
image by Ivan Sache

Red flag with two white stripes in the upper and lower edges and a yellow Y in the red stripe, touching the white stripes.

Source: Josef Nüsse
Ivan Sache, 25 August 2002