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Al-Jazy Shipping and Forwarding

[Al-Jazy Shipping and Forwarding (Jordan)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 30 Apr 2007

This link will lead you to Al-Jazy's website. Founded in 1975 by the former Jordanian Chief of Staff, Lt. General Al-Jazy, and based in Aqaba, Jordan's only harbour. The firm has branched out and now offers land and air transport and also logistical services.
Houseflag: dark blue with a light blue anchor-like shape, the top of which is a stylized letter "A."
Jan Mertens, 30 Nov 2003

Jordan National Line

[Jordan National Line (Jordan)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 Feb 2012

This Amman-based company is an owner and charterer of ships, bulkers apparently. See the funnel on this clickable, but vague, colour photo of "Al Hasa."
A table flag representing Jordan National Line was found on German eBay some time ago (offer no. 270184095236, ended 10 Nov 2007, put up by "moritz9kater"), approx. dimensions given as 16 cm x 24 cm. National colours, a white field between narrow horizontal stripes: green (top) and red (bottom), in the centre serifless initials "JNL" in black. The green and red stripes, taken together, are as high as the white one... a photo of a life-size flag would be better.
Jan Mertens, 08 Mar 2011

Jordan National Shipping Line

[Jordan National Shipping Line (Jordan)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 Feb 2012

Possibly related to Jordan National Line, the current Amman-based Jordan National Shipping Line maintains a website in English, where we learn that the firm was founded by the government in 1976 and privatized in 2002 (possible date of name change). From the ‘Business Area / Ship Owners’ section (upper menu): "Currently JNSL’s fleet consists of dry bulk and break-bulk vessels with sizes ranging from 25,000-55,000 DWT as well as partial ship ownership of a variety of other liners internationally."
JNSL is also active as ship operator and broker, and offers ship management and freighting services while the Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies, founded in 2004, deserves special mention. Related firms are Jordan International Chartering Company, Arab Ship Management, Jordan Group for Shipping Agencies, and Jordan National Lines for Ship Operations all established at Amman.
The website mentions a rebranding process (see ‘Media Center / News’) so things may evolve, however a coloured version of the company logo at left top of page appears on a white table flag.
The logo shows a black upright anchor over a blue map of the Arab countries, and coloured initials "JNL" in front (red, black, and green respectively) of it, all this within a thin black circle also containing at the top an Arabic inscription (company name, surely), in black. An additional segment above the circle or disk contains the English company name in black serifed letters: "JORDAN · NATIONAL · LINE".
The flag can be seen in an German eBay offer, no. 6621851200 23 (end 23Apr 2006), put up by "kulibasketball." Also shown on Josef Nüsse’s revamped website, this item is found near the end of the first group. If clicked, the photo is much enlarged, so details may be seen quite clearly there.
Jan Mertens, 08 Mar 2011