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House flags of Swedish Shipping Companies (13b)

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Pal Line (Paltrans) A/B

[Pal Line] image by Jarig Bakker, 24 October 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [4]

Vasteras - white flag, black outlined hanging bell
Jarig Bakker, 24 October 2005

The company website is at

Originally a subsidiary of B&N Nodsjöfrakt Group. B&N merged with Gorthon Lines and on April 1, 2005 was retitiled to Rederi AB Transatlantic (under the name Transatlantic European Services AB)

Paltrans Shipping AB was started on April 1, 1977 as a small, local shipbroker in Västerås and Södertälje, with three partners. Of the original three there is only one left, Jan Thunberg, the managing director.

Phil Nelson, 25 December 2005

Table Flag

[PAL Line]

Josef Nüsse [1] shows a table flag, with the name in ornate script which is double sided and probably was only used in this function.
Neale Rosanoski, 8 July 2006
image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 8 July 2006

[Rederi A/B] Pallas

[Pallas] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 25 November 2006

Based in Göteborg, the flag is shown by US Navy 1961 [8] as white with a yellow star bearing a blue "P". The company was operated by Hjalmar Sjosten with the "Annika" bought in 1958. By the early 1960s this vessel appears to have been sold with neither company being shown by Lloyds 1963-64 but in their place was Pallas International A/B which also soon disappeared. I assume that Sjosten was the owner and eventually traded under Pallas International A/B, presumably using the flag shown.
Neale Rosanoski, 25 November 2006

Perl Shipping

[Kallström] image by Ivan Sache, 15 July 2005

Today a Swedish house flag which somewhat mystified

We have not (as yet) found any references to the company history which would indicate why their house flag has an "L" on it!

Blue flag with large yellow ‘L’ (serifed).

According to the Kommandobryggan site the name refers to Perl Liljegren, company seat at Karlskrona, and also present at Collector’s Corner although the ‘L’ is thinner there:

I’ve found very few traces of this firm on the net, beyond it being active in the seventies.
Jan Mertens, 13 July 2005

The reference is to Per [not "Perl"] Liljegren of Landskrona who began operating in the mid 1960s being involved originally in one ship partnerships. Perl Shipping Co. Ltd. A/B appears to date from 1970 when he built the "Stolt Castle" and "Stolt Crown" which by their names were obviously chartered to Stolt-Nielsen. By the early 1960s Lloyds stops showing the operations under the Liljegren name and instead lists them under Perl Shipping Co. Ltd. A/B. Per Liljegren was declared bankrupt in 2/1978 and all ships were sold.
Neale Rosanoski, 8 July 2006

[Rederi A/B] Polar

[LauritzenCool houseflag] image contributed by Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2007

Operated in the 1960s with the Collectors Corner cap badge showing a blue swallowtail bearing a white and gold design representing an ice crystal.
Neale Rosanoski, 12 March 2007