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Fransbergen (Shipping Company, The Netherlands)

Fransbergen Trading & Shipping, Maasbracht

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Fransbergen Trading & Shipping is a Dutch inland shipping company established at Maasbracht on the River Maas, not very far from the Belgian and German borders. Website (follow the flag – in any case the Dutch version is somewhat larger than the others): showing the green-on-white logo, a stylized ‘F’ (looking very much like a ‘V’ if you ask me) above some modest little waves.
We learn that Fransbergen is active in freighting and shipping since the early 1900’s and currently operates ten push navigation vessels and barges (owned), chartering an additional number of these.  Shipped are mainly bulk goods and containers combined with road transportation if necessary (implying advanced transhipment techniques).
Other activities are selling sand and gravel as well as vessel calibration; in addition Fransbergen helps operate a number of local ferries (May-September).  A subsidiary, Fransbergen Handelsmaatschappij (i.e. trading company) is a coating products dealer.
The house flag is horizontally divided white-green-white, fimbriated.
On this Binnenvaart page we see a drawing as well as a relevant photo (flag flying on vessel ‘Colin F’) - which will remain unswiped, to coin a phrase. 8-)
Jan Mertens, 27 Apr 2007

This link to the (restyled) Binnenvaart-site will show the house flag both as a drawing and on a photo (push navigation vessel ‘Dennis F’).
A detail of the firm's logo is seen on a clickable photo found here.
Said logo is not placed in the flag’s centre, as said last time, but is clearly shifted towards the hoist.
In recent years Fransbergen has diversified by taking over tourist shipping company Stiphout at Maastricht and a ferry service on the River Maas.
Jan Mertens, 1 Apr 2009

Fransbergen pennant

[Fransbergen pennant] image by Eugene Ipavec, 2 Apr 2009

This Dutch inland shipping company also flies a pennant.  Not surprisingly it resembles the house flag, only the logo is placed nearer the hoist.
 Source: German eBay offer no. 360131980822 (end 25 Feb 2009) put up by “kaethedorsch1”, dimensions given as approx. 0.50 m x 0.75 m.
Jan Mertens, 2 Apr 2009