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St. Johann Lagerhaus & Schiffahrt AG (i.e. St John Warehouse and Shipping
Ltd) aka Silag was a Swiss inland shipping company established at Basel, named
after the local port. Founded in 1937 as a cooperative, St. Johann would
experience much change in the nineteen-eighties and later:
1984 acquisition of Roba terminal at Basel;
1987 cooperation with Natural Van Dam (Swiss, originally Dutch); fleet reduced to three vessels;
1996 merger with Spedag to form Silag Rhein Terminal AG and extension of warehouse;
2003 sold to Ultra-Brag.
The house flag, shown in ‘Flaggen auf dem Rhein’ (1952 ed.), may be seen on this page (small coloured drawing, also click camera logo next to ‘1958’ at end of page for b/w photo of ‘Homburg’ flying it): http://www.debinnenvaart.nl/schip_detail/6422.
Image is a photo of a table flag recently offered on German eBay: no. 200578308519 (end 1 Mar 2001) put up by “freschkall”.
Orange field with white horizontal stripe, lowered to provide space for a white St John’s cross; in the white stripe the short company name in black, between square brackets: “ST. JOHANN”.
Jan Mertens, 15 March 2011