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Schellen Shipping N.V. (Shipping company, Belgium)

Last modified: 2006-11-19 by ivan sache
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House flag of Schellen Shipping - Image by Jarig Bakker & Ivan Sache, 19 November 2005

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Presentation of Schellen Shipping

Frédéric Schellen, coal merchant, founded the Comptoir Charbonnier et Maritime (Coal and Maritime Office) in 1885. A separate shipping division was established in 1898 and received the name Schellen Shipping & Agency Co.

Source: G. Devos & S. Vanfraechem. Volle kracht vooruit! Een eeuw Antwerpse Scheepvaartvereniging. Full steam ahead! A century Antwerp Shipping Federation. Pandora, Ghent, 2001

Quoting the company website:

Schellen Shipping N.V., Carriers Representative Shipping Agency since 1895, now representing the following lines:

  • Syjomar. Since 1979, we are the port agents of the National Syrian Line and the Syro-Jordanian Shipping Company. The service operates two sister vessels, M/S Barada and M/S Al Yarmouk. Sailing every 20 days from Antwerp.
  • Mundial Roro. Since 1982, we represent the Libanese line Mundial Roro, specialised in Roro shipments to the Meditteranian.

Lloyd's book of house flags and funnels of the principal steamship lines of the world and the house flags of various lines of sailing vessels, published at Lloyd's Royal Exchange. London. E.C. (1911), also available online thanks to the Mystic Seaport Foundation, lists (#525) Stoom-Maatsch. "Tromp" (J.F. & F. Schellen), Rotterdam, that is a Dutch firm.
How the company shifted between Belgium and the Netherlands and if it is still present in both countries is not known.

Jan Mertens, 6 January 2006

House flag of Schellen Shipping

The house flag of Schellen Shipping, as shown on the company website, is white with a green star bearing a white disk charged with a black S.
The flag is similar to the house flag of Stoom-Maatsch. "Tromp" (J.F. & F. Schellen), shown on Lloyd's 1911, where the star is green instead of black.

Jan Mertens, 5 September 2005