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The company site shows a tolerable
picture (not quite the one shown in “Duwvaart” – the segments are really
more triangles with a rounded top corner), using the name ‘Postoils B.V.’
adding ‘Member of the Atlantic Horizon Group’ a little conglomerate of
firms I cannot discuss now. Comment on another
“Postoils BV is a supplier in Rotterdam. They have access to the Atlantic/Postoils 21-strong barge fleet for bunker deliveries" of oil that is.
As to the Binnenvaart site, it too show this flag listing three successive owners or firms: W. Post at Rotterdam (ship illustrated active since 1963), ‘Wm Post Olietransporten BV’ at Rotterdam (since 1969) and ‘Posttrans BV’ at Pernis (since 1977).
So the ‘WP’ monogram in the flag stands for an owner or founder called W(ille?)m Post! The pieces of the puzzle fall into place…
Jan Mertens, 30 Mar 2006
These aren't really circle segments, though, but rounded rectangles
Eugene Ipavec, 31 Mar 2006
“Flaggen auf dem Rhein” (1952 ed.) shows the house flag of ‘Reederij
W.M. Goudsbloem’ (i.e. W.M. Goudsbloem Shipping Company) at Rotterdam:
White saltire between differently coloured segments: red (top), blue (bottom),
twice green (hoist, fly); in the centre a white rectangle (cutting away
the triangular segments’ tops) bearing a large black initial ‘G’.
The national colours red-white-blue are in evidence, but so are the green-white-green colours of Rotterdam.
Willem Goudsbloem founded his firm in 1906 and ordered a steamship to
operate a regular inland line between Geldermalsen and Rotterdam, which
was not a success:
See here. The ‘Kustvaartforum’ (“coastal shipping forum”) site features some comments on this firm: According to Mr Aad Overweg, recalling his time with the company, Goudsbloem was established at the Maaskade (“Meuse Quay”) at Rotterdam and operated a large number of towing boats. In the mid-nineteen fifties the firm changed course and abandoned towage in favour of transporting sand.
The company probably no longer exists.
Jan Mertens, 22 Aug 2008