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Naviera Elcano(Shipping company, Spain)

Last modified: 2022-09-10 by ivan sache
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House flag of Naviera Elcano - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 July 2022

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Presentation of Naviera Elcano

Elcano was established in 1943 by the National Institute of Industry as Empresa Nacional Elcano de la Marina Mercante S.A.(Merchant Navy National Company). The company's namesake is Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476-1526), who completed in 1522 the first documented circumnavigation, when he brought back to Spain the Victoria, the last remaining ship of Magellan's expedition.
Originally both a shipping and shipbuilding company, Elcano dropped its shipyards in 1964. Privatized in 1997, the company was renamed to Naviera Elcano.
Elcano is today an international group of shipping companies (Empresa Naviera Elcano S.A., Empresa de Navegação Elcano S.A., Empresa Naviera Petrolera Atlántica, S.A. - ENPASA, Elcano Gas Transport S.A.U.) with branches in Portugal, Brazil and Argentina, and other countries as well. The company manages its own fleet, rejuvenated after the company's privatization, composed of 21 ships (6 bulk carriers, 4 tankers, 4 chemical carriers, 3 LPG carriers, and 4 LNG carriers). Most ships are named Castillo de ... or Forte de ....

Ivan Sache, 27 July 2022

House flag of Naviera Elcano

Group Elcano uses en emblem composed of two flags crossed per saltire, the original, triangular flag inscribed "ENE" and a rectangular white flag charged with a red shield featuring a yellow tower.
The emblem is featured on a triangular white flag with a red border.
Ships and Flags]

Ivan Sache, 27 July 2022

Empresa Nacional Elcano


House flag of Empresa Nacional Elcano - Image by Jarig Bakker, 8 November 2005

The house flag of Empresa Nacional Elcano was triangular, white with a red border and the blue letters "ENE", the "N" bigger, in the middle.
[Brown"s Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95]]

Jarig Bakker, 8 November 2005