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House flags of South Korean shipping companies

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Cho Yang Shipping Co., Ltd.

[Cho Yang Shipping Co., Ltd.]
image by Jarig Bakker, 18 January 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95]

Seoul - red flag, white "P".
Jarig Bakker, 18 January 2006


Cho Yang Shipping Co. Ltd. was a South Korean company formed in 1961 according to Lloyds . In 2001 it was put into liquidation.
Neale Rosanoski, 19 December 2006


Dong Young Shipping Co.

[Dong Young Shipping Co.]
image by Jarig Bakker, 18 January 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95]

Seoul - white swallowtail, in center a vertical divided shield of red and blue, a Pegagus over all.
Jarig Bakker, 18 January 2006


Dongnama Shipping Co., Ltd

[Dongnama Shipping Co.]
image contributed by Jan Mertens, 4 July 2007
Source: Dongnama Shipping website

The house flag of Dongnama Shipping Co., Ltd is shown on a container: yellow, a blue initial ‘D’ (serifed) in the centre.

From http://www.cn-dnal.co.kr/eng/company/history.jsp

Founded 1967 as Dong-sue Shipping Co., Ltd: a local tramper company widening out to container shipping (1974) and global tramping in the ‘seventies. Name change to Dongnama in 1984. 1989, joint venture with Sinotrans (China) named Sinkor Co., Ltd, a container service followed by Wei-dong Ferry Co., another joint venture. Further expansion in the region but tramper service continued as well (Middle East). 1998, cooperation with other S. Korean firms Han Jin Shipping and Heung-A Shipping; in the same period, furher expansion of container transportation, and subsidiaries established. Joined Seven Mountain Group in 2005 (now named C& Group).

An impressive list of current subsidiaries and agents (stretching from Vladivistok to Karachi) is found here.

Quote from the Service Info/Container section:

[Dongnama] began its first container service in 1974 to Japan and other Southeast Asian countries and now operates pan-Asian service networks covering Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and India. Recently, [Dongnama] started services for Russia.

In 1979, [Dongnama] was the first domestic shipping company to have container services to Malaysia and Indonesia (…,…) currently operates a fleet of some 80 ships covering 32 routes throughout Asia and will soon broaden its service to include all regions of the globe.

Most (container) ships listed on the site do not fly the national flag but are under foreign registry.
Jan Mertens, 4 July 2007


Hanjin Shipping Co.

[Hanjin Shipping Co.]
by Jorge Candeias

Blue logo on white. The logo is a thick ring with an "H" inside, linked to the ring by semi-circular shapes. Gives a distinctive yin-yang flavour.
Jorge Candeias, 10 February 1999

Hanjin Shipping (Hamburg variant)

[Hanjin Shipping Co.]
by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2009

It is a white flag with a light blue company logo shifted slightly to the top and underlined by an inscription in capitals "HANJIN SHIPPING" of the same colour.
Source: I spotted this at Alsterarkaden in Hamburg on 21 March 2007
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2009


Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.

[Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.]
image contributed by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 May 2007

Hyundai uses the same flag worldwide. The flag and the logo changed on 1 March 2006. (information by member of staff).

Description of flag: blue over orange over red horizontal tricolour with white fimbriations between the stripes.

Source: www.hmm21.com (in Korean).

Description of logo: The logo shows two equilateral triangles, a yellow one partially superimposed by a green one.

The yellow area is wider in the redesigned version- the green area and the yellow of the triangle symbol is in a ratio of 8.5 to 1- a more stable form.

Source: Compass 2006 No.4, 30th Anniversary Special Edition (Companies magazine).

Description of funnel: the funnel is white with companies logo in the centre.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 May 2007


Earlier report
[Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.]
by Jorge Candeias

Quite dubious, this flag can be described as a horizontal bicolour of dark red and blue with three white horizontal stripes dividing it into four equilateral fields.
Jorge Candeias, 01 April 1999


Korean Marine Transport Co., Ltd.

[Korean Marine Transport Co., Ltd.]
image by Jarig Bakker, 18 January 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95]

Seoul - blue flag, white "K".
Jarig Bakker, 18 January 2006


Nam Sung Shipping Co., Ltd.

[Nam Sung Shipping Co., Ltd.]
image by Jarig Bakker, 18 January 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95]

Busan - horizontal White-Red-White-Red-White flag; in center interrupted by White-Red-White hoist diagonal.
Jarig Bakker, 18 January 2006


Pan Ocean Bulk Carriers Ltd

[Pan Oceanic Bulk Carriers]
by Ivan Sache

The shipping company 'Pan Ocean Bulk Carriers Ltd.' (POBC) was founded in Seoul in 1966. The POBC initially operated oil tankers and diversified into dry bulk tramping in 1972. A liner service was opened in 1977 to export Korean plywood and steel to the USA and Canada.

In 1984, the company was renamed 'Pan Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd.' (POSC), and merged with the 'Global Shipping Company', the 'Samick Lines' and the 'Bowwon Shipping Company'. The company charters taday c. 200 ships, fully owing 62 of them. It has 1,687 employees (shore, 454; crew, 1233).

The flag of the POSC is horizontally divided blue-white-blue with the red letters PAN in the white stripe.

Source: POSC website
Ivan Sache, 18 December 2003


Tai Young Shipping Co., Ltd.

[Tai Young Shipping Co., Ltd.]
image by Jarig Bakker, 18 January 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95]

Seoul - white flag, the firm's red logo.
Jarig Bakker, 18 January 2006