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House flag of Conti7 - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 3 October 2007
Continental Lines were found in Antwerp in 1923; in 1998, the holding company was given a new name, Conti7. The seven branches of Conti7 are Conti-Lines, ACSA 92, R. Westphal & Co., Conti-Expedan, Kennedy-Hunter, Sermar and Clipper Support.
Ivan Sache, 7 June 2008
The house flag of Conti7 is white with four black horizontal lines and a blue triangle charged with the white letters "CONTI7".Eugene Ipavec, Esteban Rivera & Jan Mertens, 3 October 2007
House flag of Conti-Lines - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 3 October 2007
The house flag of Conti7 is white with four black horizontal lines and a blue triangle charged with the white letters "CL".Eugene Ipavec, Esteban Rivera & Jan Mertens, 3 October 2007
The company website shows a photo of the flag. At first I thought the blue triangle issuant from the hoist did not extend fully to the fly but subsequently I accepted that this was just an aberration on account of the flag flap. To have the triangle extending throughout makes it agree with the funnel panel (photo) except for one detail. Whilst the funnel panel is the same as the image shown, the flag differs by having the hoist triangle side end at the inner edges of the top and bottom black bands and not, as shown, extending the whole of the hoist.
Neale Rosanoski, 23 July 2012
House flag of Kennedy Hunter - Image by Ivan Sache, 10 November 2003
In 1806 Charles Bréquigny, a Frenchman, started as a freight broker in
Antwerp, then a French port. In 1811 he became a shipbroker and left
the business to his son-in-law, Bartholomew Kennedy.
Then in 1869 William Kennedy, Bartholomew's son I believe, went into partnership with John Hunter, an Englishman. Their firm represented important shipping companies such as Lamport & Holt and General Steam Navigation. On Kennedy's death in 1874, Hunter took over the firm and developed an additional activity, salvaging in the river Scheldt.
Source: G. Devos & S. Vanfraechem. Volle kracht vooruit! Een eeuw Antwerpse Scheepvaartvereniging. Full steam ahead! A century Antwerp Shipping Federation. Pandora, Ghent, 2001
Jan Mertens, 6 January 2006
Taken over by Conti 7 in 1999, Kennedy-Hunter is now specialized in tramping and port agency, with offices in Antwerp, Ghent, Zeebrugge and Brussels.
Ivan Sache, 10 November 2003
The house flag of Kennedy Hunter, as shown on the company website, is quartered white-red with the company emblem.
Dov Gutterman, 10 November 2003