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Unigas International

[Unigas International] image by Jarig Bakker, 6 Jan 2006

Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, 1995 [lgr95] Unigas International (United Gas Carriers B.V.),  Rotterdam - horizontal blue - orange - blue flag, in center blue "U" on orange, on top of left leg of the "U" orange flame on blue.
Jarig Bakker, 6 Jan 2006

Unity Chartering

[Unity Chartering] image by Eugene Ipavec, 4 Mar 2009

Dutch company Unity Chartering “is a privately owned company established in 1978 as shipbrokers and rapidly expanded to offer services as port agents, freight contractors and ship managers of coasters” – quote found on the firm’s website: We learn that about 20 ships are “owned, managed or longterm time-chartered (...) and are mainly trading with steels, general cargoes, project cargoes, grains, animal feed and fertilizers in bulk or bagged”.
Unity Chartering sends its ships all over the world but is expanding on inland waterways as well, specifically naming the Seine and Rhone rivers (France), the Rhine (Germany), and the Albert Canal (Belgium).
Lastly, the firm – located at Papendrecht near the Oude Maas River, to the SE of Rotterdam - acts as a broker and port agent.
The fleet list shows how a number of vessels is Dutch registered whereas others fly the flags of Malta, Antigua and Barbuda, the Dutch Antilles, Poland, the Bahamas, Panama, or Latvia.
Shown on the site as a drawing and on a photo, the house flag is dark blue bearing a chain (five rings, the three central ones closed) placed vertically in the hoist and large white initials ‘UCS’ (no serifs) in the fly; all the charges are white.
Jan Mertens, 3 Mar 2009