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EVAG (German Shipping Company)

Emder Verkehrs AG (EVAG)

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[Emder Verkehrs AG (EVAG)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Apr 2009 See also:

Emder Verkehrs AG (EVAG)

Emder Verkehrs AG (EVAG)
The tasks of the new company, established by HAPAG, were stated clearly from the very beginning: “The company will represent Hamburg-Amerika Linie in Emden. Furthermore it will have own targets and promote local companies and the general development of business in the region of Emden.” ( my translation from HAPAG-newsletter from 20 April 1913).
The EVAG does still exist and is today a daughter of DB-Logistics, a company of German railways, which formerly held shares of Rhenus and Schenker as well. Later the EVAG stayed with Schenker, while Rhenus became part of Rethmann. The nowadays company name is “Emder Verkehrs AG, a DB-Schenker company”.
Klaus-Peter Bühne; translated by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 march 2009
For further information click here.

Description of flag #1: It is nearly the same like the HAPAG saltire flag, but in the yellow shield are black dotted capitals “E.V.” over “A.G.”.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Apr 2009

There is an actual flag of this company here, which might be of interest as it varies from the versions shown by the FOTW page mainly confirming the 1st version shown by Klaus-Michael with a black anchor but also showing a different colour for the shield frame [unlike the HAPAG flag which can be found on the same page] and having a foul anchor [the marcollect source shows the same but nowhere as clear].
The 2nd version shown by Klaus-Michael with a red anchor, not fouled, may have been an actual. From what I can make out they never became shipowners until post WW2 acquiring the "Lauting" [ex German naval vessel] by 1956 and it is shown by the Esso 1956 and 1958 publications as well as the 1957 Flaggen & Schornsteine same format. I agree it is doubtful but it is shown by reasonable sources so worth recording
Neale Rosanoski, 20 Jun 2010

Emder Verkehrs AG #2

[Emder Verkehrs AG #2] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Apr 2009

Description of flag #2: The same like #1, but the anchor is red, which is perhaps erroneous.
Source:  “Deutsche Reedereien und ihre Erkennungszeichen”; 2nd ed.; Hamburg; 1956; p.16
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Apr 2009