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De Wit Bunkering (Bunkering company, Belgium)

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Presentation of De Wit Bunkering

De Wit Bunkering is based at Antwerp. Since 2000, De Wit has the contract for delivering drinking water to inland navigation in the port of Antwerp. In all, four boats are in operation.

Source: Company website

Jan Mertens, 27 October 2006

House flag of De Wit Bunkering

The house flag of De Wit Bunkering repeats the company logotype; it is a blue flag with a white oval containing on its right side the curved part of a letter D in red, and three white blue-rimmed wavelets in front: to the right of this logo, DE WIT in blue and underneath the name, BUNKERING in red, smaller letters, right aligned.
The flag can be seen hoisted on the Paggader on the Vlootschouw website.

There is evidence of an earlier company called C.H. De Wit on the Vlootschouw website. A pennant is shown on that page but the ship Dessel pictured on the same page flies a rectangular version of the flag. On the Binnenvaart website, the ship Lies flies the pennant. The rectangular version of the flag seems to have some (unreadable) red words along the upper edge.

A sightinhg in the port of Antwerp in December 2006 shows a blue pennant with the present logotype near the hoist and the name DE WIT in the fly, white italic letters in the font seen on the company website. The pennant was flying on the bow of a moored barge, in other words, by a customer.

Jan Mertens, 15 December 2006