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C. Mackprang jr. (Shipping Company, Germany)

C. Mackprang jr. GmbH & Co. KG / „Nordstern“ Reederei GmbH

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[C. Mackprang jr.] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2009

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C. Mackprang jr.

C. Mackprang jr. GmbH & Co. KG/„Nordstern“ Reederei GmbH
The company is located in Hamburg, according to the local yellow pages its business is grain trading.
The company was established in 1878 in Flensburg, named E.A.Mackprang. It had branches in all important spots around Flensburg.
In 1915 the shipping branch was started with one ship, and in 1918 the company had three ships.
In 1921 the ships were sold, the shipping branch was stopped and the HQ was transferred to Hamburg.
1954 the shipping branch was started again, this time named “NORDSTREN”-Reederei. Four ships were bought, the names all beginning with NORD..
The last ship, the MS NORDWIND was captured and arrested by Arabs in 1967 in the Gr. Bitter Lake.
It was freed in 1975 and sold shortly afterwards. The shipping branch was stopped again.
Companies of nowadays holding are e.g. CM Eurologistik GmbH (Duisburg-Rheinhausen, Unisped Logistik GmbH  and Süderelbe Logistik GmbH (both Hamburg).
Klaus-Peter Bühne, translated and trimmed by Klaus-Michael Schneider.

Flag#1: It is a celestial blue flag with a white diamond, containing a red capital “M”.
Source: I spotted this flag at the company’s building in Hamburg on 15 October 2008, see also Deutsche Reedereien und ihre Erkennungszeichen”; 2nd ed.; Hamburg; 1956; p.27
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2009


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[C. Mackprang variant] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2009

Flag#2: It is a blue flag with a white diamond, containing a red capital “M”.
Source: Based on a photo of a table flag of Klaus-Peter Bühne.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2009


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