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The basic design of some of these flags (at least Santa and Napsa), per saltire red and white, is identical to the 1825-1822 national flag of Peru.
António Martins, 08 Dec 2005


Compañía Peruana de Vapores S.A.

CPV house flag
image by António Martins, Oct 20 2005

Red flag with a yellow sun with 16 triangular rays (alternating large and small) and facial features on a white lozenge; around it the company incicials in squarish white sans-serif capitals: "C" (hoistwise, above), "P" (flywise, above) and "V" (bellow, centered).
António Martins, Oct 20 2005

Josef Nuesse’s site has a flag with three letters, identifying the firm as Compañía Peruana de Vapores S.A. (CPV) and showing a real “Peruvian” sun on a broad lozenge. No doubt the little disk was meant to portray a sun in the 1930 versions. (Funnel: yellow with a black top, a red band with a yellow diamond separated from said top by a narrow yellow band.)

So the diamond seems to have become a broad lozenge. And one letter has been dropped, reflecting no doubt a change in the firm’s name. The line was founded in 1906, was really a state company, and closed down in 1990 as the government wanted to stimulate privatization.

Jan Mertens, 27 Oct 2003

Compañía Peruana de Vapores y Dique del Callao (previous version)

CPVD house flag
image by Ivan Sache, 31 Aug 2002

The single house flag from Peru in the 1930 Larousse Commercial house flag pages [hok30]: The Cia Peruana de Vapores y Dique del Callao is shown as having a red flag with a white diamond (height about 1/3 of the flag’s own height) having a little yellow disk in the middle and white letters in the four corners: CPVD.
Jan Mertens, 27 Oct 2003

This flag is #378 at [llz33]: Red flag with a white “square lozenge“ in the middle. A “Peruvian sun” in a square lozenge within the white one. C, P, V, and D, in white, in the first “quarters”, respectively. Shipping lines: Peru - Chile - Ecuador - North America Cargo and passenger steamboats: 7; tonnage: ca 29,990 Regt. brutto.
Ivan Sache, 31 Aug 2002


Consorcio Naviera Peruano S. A.

CNP house flag
image by Neale Rosanoski, 10 December 2010

After Brown’s Flags and Funnels, 1995 [lgr95], Consorcio Naviero Peruano S.A., Lima - white flag, blue "CNP".
Jarig Bakker, 16 Dec 2005

CNP house flag
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 December 2010

CNP house flag
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 December 2010

CNP house flag CNP house flag
image by Neale Rosanoski, 10 December 2010

This flag from Brown 1995 as shown by Jarig changes the 1982 version which had black letters of slightly different shape. The answer, going by the Joseph Nüsse table flag, was one with very dark blue letters of another format again. Their active involvement in ship operating appears to have lasted from the 1960s through to the early 1990s but there current status, if any, is unclear.
Neale Rosanoski, 10 December 2010

The official website says «Consorcio Naviera Peruano S.A.», which also makes sense in Spanish (noun and its modifier adjective gender matching).
This page says they are agents of CSAV, Libra (?), and MST (Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 December 2010

The contibutor says that thecorrect spelling of CNP according to their home page is ...Naviera... If you follow this link you can see immediately that they spell it ... Naviero... Further on their homepage ideed says they are general agent of SCAV, LIBRA (Compañía Libra de Navegacao) and MST. But MST is not Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH but Maritime Shipping Trading Inc.
Eberhard von Staden, 17 April 2013

It's just a minor typo, probably (and most likely due to a translation error). In Spanish, "Consorcio" (Consortium, Conglomerate, Group, etc.) is a male-ending word (that is, the word that comes after, in this case a Noun, has to have a male ending). So, in this case, The word "Consorcio" must match Naviero (male ending word, with "o"), and not Naviera (female ending with "a"). Don't ask me why "o" is male and "a" is female. I don't make the rules, I'm just interpreting them.
Esteban Rivera, 17 April 2013


Empresa Naviera Santa S. A.

Santa house flag
image by Ivan Sache, 24 Mar 2001

Empresa Naviera Santa S. A. (Lima). White flag with two red triangles placed along the hoist and along the fly, but not touching each other. E (white), N (red), and S (white) are placed horizontally in the first triangle, main field, and second triangle, respectively. Image after a photo of an actual flag, from Joseph Nüsse’s website.
Ivan Sache, 24 Mar 2001

according to [lgr95]

Santa house flag
image by Jarig Bakker, 16 Dec 2005

After Brown’s Flags and Funnels, 1995 [lgr95], Empresa Naviera Santa S.A., Lima — white flag; in center red "N", a hoist-triangle and a fly-triangle, both red and reaching until the "N"; towards the hoist white "E"; towards the fly white "S".
Jarig Bakker, 16 Dec 2005


NAPSA — Naviera Amazónica Peruana S. A.

NAPSA house flag
image by Jarig Bakker, 09 Jan 2006

After Brown’s Flags and Funnels, 1995 [lgr95], Naviera Amazonica Peruana S. A., Lima — flag per saltire white and red; in center white oval bordered red, red "NAPSA".
Jarig Bakker, 09 Jan 2006

Naviera Amazónica Peruana S. A. (NAPSA) was founded in 2 March 1970 in order to develop river transportation in the Peruvian Amazonia. This was the beginning of oil extraction in the Peruvian forest and a scheduled line was required to transport oil products and to export the products of wood exploitation. The first ship of NAPSA was M/N Yacu Mama. The company set up its headquarters in Iquitos and has been since then one of the main companies in Loreto.

M/N Yacu Runa I was launched in 1971, followed in 1973 by M/N Yacu Guagua, allowing to reach the ports of the Gulf of Mexico from Iquitos in 21 days. The first ships were later replaced by M/N Yacu Taita, Yacu Pato and Yacu Caspi. In the 1980s, the capacity of the company was ever increased by the launching of bigger ships, M/N Yacu Wasi and Yacu Wayo, and again in the 1990s with M/N Yacu Puma and Yacu Runa II.

For basic commercial purposes, NAPSA was split in the 1990s into Naviera Yacu Puma S.A. and Agencia Naviera Maynas S.A. At the end of the 1990s, oil extraction was drastically reduced and the company reduced its service to one ship (M/N Yacu Puma) per 60 days in Iquitos, chartering extra-ships when required by wood exportations from Loreto.

Sources:

  • NAPSA website
  • Rolando Torres Ibérico: “Experiencia Peruana en el Transporte Fluvio-Marítimo y Portuario: Navegación Fluvial de Buques Oceánicos en el Río Amazonas” IV Coloquio Portuario Andino, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 29-30 October 2001

Ivan Sache, 18 Mar 2006


Naviera Humboldt, S. A.

Humboldt house flag
image by Jarig Bakker, 16 Dec 2005

After Brown’s Flags and Funnels, 1995 [lgr95], Naviera Humboldt, S. A., Lima — horizontal red-white-red-white-red; in center white diamong, "H" above two small waves, all black.
Jarig Bakker, 16 Dec 2005


Naviera Universal S. A. Uniline

Santa house flag
image by Ivan Sache, 31 Aug 2002

Naviera Universal S. A. Uniline (Lima). Flag quartered red-white-white-red, with N, in white, in the first quarter and U, in white, too, in the fourth quarter. Image after a photo of an actual flag, from Joseph Nüsse’s website.
Ivan Sache, 31 Aug 2002