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Daanen Shipping & Logistics BV

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[Daane, Nijmegen houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 23 Mar 2006 See also:

Daanen, Nijmegen

Yet another firm featured in “Duwvaart” by Jansen & Van Heck, briefly, is Gebr. (Brothers) Daanen at Nijmegen on pp. 126-127.  According to the b/w flag picture and the description, the house flag is orange with blue “diagonals” (a saltire is meant) and in the centre an orange ‘D’.  (A circular space is left out for this initial.)
The pattern described above was also adopted by the Finnish Baltic Line A/S.
Website of this company, now named ‘Daanen Shipping & Logistics BV’, English version - Some history highlights, taken from above site:
Founded by in 1958 by J. Th. Daanen, former bargeman turned publican whose café became a meeting point for shippers, thus permitting him to become a middleman organizing transports and charters.   After his death in 1978 his son took over the business (the café was sold) and invested in a push-towboat, a pontoon for heavy transport, various barges, etc.  A new office was built in 1998 and the firm keeps expanding slowly but steadily.
Back to the site: click ‘Headbarge’ (left column), second photo, to get an impression of the house flag and especially ‘Pictures’, second row, first photo.  Then there is a tiny swallowtail on the plan under ‘Info’ shown larger, here.
These flags tend to be yellow, or are just that, rather than orange – and the central disk on the saltire (as in “Duwvaart”) has become a diamond it seems.
Jan Mertens, 15 Mar 2006

Daanen new flag

[Daane new houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 23 Mar 2006