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[Jaczon houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 3 Mar 2005

Jan Mertens reported this link with mainly Dutch houseflags. Jaczon - white flag, stylized "Jaczon" in black, shaded lightbluish. - who said that shipowners couldn't be religious?.
Jarig Bakker, 3 Mar 2005

Jaegers Combitank

[Jaegers Combitank houseflag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 9 Aug 2008

The Jaegers homepage is still off the air, however I had already checked out Jaegers Combitank BV, the Rotterdam subsidiary (formerly Dordrecht I believe). The local website is unavailable too, or it may have been suspended - Fortunately the Vlootschouw pages show the local Jaeger variant, for instance here: on the page dedicated to tanker vessel ‘Almeria’. This time, the differentiating elements are ‘JC’ (blue initials) and the Dutch national colours (lines around the lozenge).
See also: Josef Jaegers.
Jan Mertens, 16 Dec 2006

In my original message I only had to offer a drawing, now there is a photo (still modest – table flag only) confirming this local variant of the Jaegers archivexillum!
See image, original picture found – where else – on German eBay: no.290193777621 (end 2 Jan 2008) put up by “shipflag”, dimensions given as approx. 16 cm x 24 cm.
Not shown on the drawing is the white fimbriation surrounding the lozenge rim in the (Dutch) national colours, so we gain a little extra information.
Jan Mertens, 10 Jun 2008

Jaegers Shipping

[Jaegers Shipping houseflag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 20 Jan 2010

No. 2009-25 (1 Dec 2009), latest issue of ‘Binnenvaartkrant’ (Dutch inland shipping journal), may be accessed here: P. 52 of this pdf file presents the new tanker ‘Pamela’ and one of the many colourful logo’s is in fact the house flag of ‘Jaegers Shipping bv’.  B/w picture on p. 53.
The Jaegers archivexillum or basic flag design as applied here contains the national colours in the diamond’s edge (red outermost) and stylized blue initials “JS” .
 Jaegers’ international website now lists ‘Jaegers Shipping’ (Rotterdam) instead of ‘Jaegers Combitank’: Apparently local house flag variants no longer appear on this site, only the master design.
Jan Mertens, 8 Dec 2009

C.S. de Jonge

[C.S. de Jonge houseflag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 2 May 2009

The Eurobulk (Dordrecht) house flag can also seen on this website, alongside a rather free-handed version of a “C.S. DE JONGE” house flag: We learn (from ‘Sector description', left menu) that: “Eurobulk is a River and Canal Shipping Company, which acts on the Western and Eastern European waterways. Providing transport of containers, dry bulk cargo, floating storage and lease. Eurobulk operates on a vast network of rivers and waterways linking the ports of Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Antwerp to various destinations throughout Europe; Benelux countries, France, Germany, Switzerland an Danube area.
In collaboration with other River operators of the global Touax network, [this group owning] Eurobulk participates in providing a complete waterway transport link between North Sea and Black Sea.”
As we concentrate on C.S. de Jonge, we find (see ‘history’, left menu) that this company was founded in 1940 to serve as a freighting intermediary which became a shipping company proper after organized traffic exchange was abolished (2000). One year later, the firm became a fully-owned Eurobulk subsidiary.
The green-and-white flag drawing seems rather too sketchy if we may go by a recent Marktplaats (NL auction site) offer.  No. 5972544213 (accessed 8 Nov 2006), put up by “Skip” at Maastricht, concerns an item measuring 70 cm x 95 cm proclaiming its shipping interest along with the company name: horizontally divided green-white-green (1:4:1? difficult to determine), full company name in black across the white stripe ‘C.S. de JONGE B.V.’, the ‘O’ being the hub of a black steering wheel of six spokes, extending into the green stripes.
I do not know whether this flag is still flown although one may suppose it was used at least till 2001.  Then, of course, there is the flagoid on Eurobulk’s website.
Jan Mertens, 25 Nov 2008

Joon Shipping

[Joon Shipping houseflag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 6 May 2009

This Joon family page briefly mentions Joon Shipping, see third before last picture (flag drawing) just above J. Depp, (where “joon” - pronounce “yohn”, rhymes with bone - means a small signal flag which used to be attached to a fishing net via a dan or marker buoy– but that is another matter).
Caption (translated from original Dutch): “Peter Nicolaas Joon, container shipping operator, gave his companies the names ‘Joon Shipping’, ‘Joon Ship Services’, ‘Joon Chartering’ and ‘Joon Liner Services’.  The companies flew the well-known “joon” logo.”

Clicking on the image leads to a larger house flag drawing: Dark blue bearing a white rectangle (shifted towards the hoist), in its centre a blue disk bearing several design elements, all in white: two stylized waves, above these a stylized buoy with a staff from which a small flag or pennant is fluttering, buoy and staff (but not the flaglet) inscribed within two circles (the outer one somewhat thicker) rising from the waves.

Image after a photo of a real flag (giving better detail, for instance, of the waves; and a short vertical line extends below the waves, as well). This concerned
Marktplaats (Dutch auction site) offer no. 9464277013 accessed 22 May 2007 and put up by “neptunusboek”.  Dimensions given as 110 cm x 170 cm.
The flag also appears on a book cover, lower right (where the rectangle appears to be neatly centred).
Short company history in Dutch: Founded 1981 by Peter Joon, takes over German Koala Line (1988) and Holland Canada Line (1989); adopts flag of Netherlands Antilles (1989); cooperates with Contship; transforms ‘Rederij de Nieuwe Waterweg’ at Rotterdam into Joon Shipping (1990); bankruptcy of Joon companies, June and July 1991 (outstanding debts to Nigoco, also high oil prices plus low traffic rates).
Jan Mertens, 4 May 2009

JR Shipping

[JR Shipping houseflag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 18 Apr 2009

Dutch shipping company JR Shipping, established at Harlingen (Friesland), uses a flag drawing to great effect in advertising and on its website, although the implied staff or pole seems to be on the right, suggesting we see the reverse of the flag.
Here is the real item however (on land): white field, red italic initial ‘J’ and blue italic initial ‘R’ separated by the voided form of a bird, probably a seagull, flying from ‘J’ to ‘R’.
Speaking for themselves, “JR Shipping is an experienced and renowned ship owning company, leading in the market of container feeder vessels. The shipping group owns and operates a fast growing fleet of modern container feeder vessels sailing under the Dutch quality flag. The fleet is continuously expanded with newbuilding vessels and competitive existing tonnage. The vessels are all financed through limited partnerships…”
Founded in 1993 by Jan Reier Arends (hence the initials) and now employing about 250 people, JR Shipping heads a group also consisting of JR Ship Management, JR Ship Crew, Confeeder Shipping & Chartering, and JR Ship Cruise (by container ship!) whose names are self-evident.
The ‘Fleet’ section (upper menu) offers details on JR’s ships (capacity between 350 / 1050 TEU) two dozen ships – all names starting with ‘E’-  many of which are in the hightest ice class.  Charters are assured by Confeeder.
Various kinds of ships are dealt with by JR’ brokers and consultants; since 2008 the Chowgule shipyard at Goa, India is associated and in the process of building multipurpose ships for the European market.
Jan Mertens, 15 Apr 2009


[Jumbo houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 5 Apr 2005

Jumbo Scheepvaart, Willemstad - white flag; in center three BWB horizontal stripes, interrupted in the center by a white square bordered blue with a red elephant. At present Jumbo Shipping has its main office in Rotterdam; red Jumbo is still its trademark.
Source: Loughran's "A Survey of Mercantile Houseflags & Funnels", 1979.
Jarig Bakker, 27 January 2005