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Splošna plovba (Shipping company, Slovenia)

International Shipping and Chartering Ltd.

Last modified: 2011-11-12 by ivan sache
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House flag of Splošna plovba - Image by Željko Heimer, 15 June 2001

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Presentation of Splošna plovba

Splošna plovba, International Shipping and Chartering Ltd. (full name) was established on 22 October 1954, operating one 525 dwt vessel. Today, the company operates 19 vessels of 633.839 dwt in the worldwide tramp trade and liner services. Several of these ships are named after Slovene places: Bled, Bohinj, Celje, Izola, Kamnik, Koper, Kranj, Ljubljana, Maribor, Piran, Planica, Portorož and, of course, Slovenija.
The company carries out all business activities connected with sale/purchase and employment of vessels on the shipping market and provides commercial, technical and other services to its subsidiary companies and to other interested parties.

Besides the parent company, the Splošna plovba Group includes the following subsidiary companies:
- Genshipping Corporation, Monrovia, Liberia (est. 1981);
- Genshipping Pacific Line Pte Ltd., Singapore (est. 1992); - Lucija Shipping Company Ltd., Marshall Islands (est. 2003);
- MV Glen Mooar Shipping Ltd., Isle of Man (50% ownership share acquired in 2004).

Source: Corporate website

Ivan Sache, 4 July 2005

House flag of Splošna plovba

The house flag of Splošna plovba is divided diagonally in white and blue with a white emblem in the blue field. The emblem consists of a triple-peaked mountain (Triglav) above a white anchor and three white wavy lines.
The logo of the company, as shown on the corporate website, is not white as shown on the flag, but red (Triglav mountain), black (anchor) and blue (waves).
The Association of Shipmasters & Chief Engineers in Maritime Transport of the Republic of Slovenia (website), founded in 1990, uses the same symbol.

Željko Heimer, Ivan Sache & Jan Mertens, 4 July 2005

Former house flag of Splošna plovba (before the 1990s)

[Former flag of SPP]         [Former flag of SPP]

Former house flag of Splošna plovba
Left, correct version - Image by Željko Heimer, 15 June 2001
Right, erroneous version - Image by Jarig Bakker, 31 December 2004

The flag used before the independence of Slovenia has a golden bordered red five-pointed star in the white field, as shown by Josef Nuesse.
The Caltex book of Flags and Funnels [scx59] shows the flag, most probably erroneously, without the Triglav emblem in the blue field and without the yellow border around the star.

Željko Heimer & Jarig Bakker, 31 December 2004