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Poseidon Schiffahrt (German Shipping Company)

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Poseidon Schiffahrt

Poseidon Schiffahrt GmbH - Horizontally striped flag, black-white-red-black, with a white coat-of-arms centred, touching all stripes, white with two black mining tools crossed in saltire, over them 'POSEIDON' in black lettering.
Santiago Dotor, 13 May 2005

Poseidon Schiffahrt A.G. was formed in 1981 and was a subsidiary of Veba Poseidon Schiffahrts GmbH. with the latter ceasing trading resulting in the former changing its name in 1998 to FG-Shipping GmbH but the following year reverting to Poseidon Schiffahrt A.G. and then in 2001 it became Finnlines Deutschland A.G. and is now part of Finnlines plc. I have nothing on what Poseidon Schiffahrt flew but the second flag with the shield is shown by Brown 1995 for Veba Poseidon Schiffahrts GmbH which began in the 1920s as Kohlen-Import A.G., becoming Kohlen-Import und Konigsberger Reederei A.G. and then in 1925 Kohlen-Import und Poseidon Schiffahrt A.G. At this period it used the same banded field but bore a white diamond outlined black charged "K.I.A." over two crossed hammers all in black [see below]. In 1955 it became Poseidon Schiffahrts GmbH with the shield replacing the diamond. At some stage Veba Öl A.G acquired 60% of the company (Stinnes Reederei A.G. having the rest) and going by Lloyds they became Veba-Chemie Poseidon Tankschiff GmbH by the late 1970s with Brown 1982 showing a white flag with a black diamond bearing a white circle with a narrow white band extending from this to the field and the circle bearing the black letters "VC" [see below]. By 1980 Lloyds was showing the company as Veba Poseidon Schiffahrts GmbH.
Neale Rosanoski, 25 Oct 2004

Kohlen-Import A.G.

[Kohlen-Import A.G.] image by Jarig Bakker, 12 Dec 2007, after this site, spotted by Valentin Poposki, 6 Sep 2006.


[Veba-Chemie] image by Jarig Bakker, 12 Dec 2007