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Marfret (Shipping company, France)

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[Marfret house flag]by Jorge Candeias

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Presentation of Marfret

The company Marseille-Fret was founded in 1951 in Marseilles by Claude Vidil and Pierre Giraud. In its early years, the company operated general cargo and tramp ships to Algeria and Tunisia. In the 1970s, the company opened agencies in Paris, Rouen and Dunkirk, and served seven ship lines to Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, the Middle-East and the Red Sea.
In 1980, Marseille-Fret abandoned the Mediterranean Sea and operated container and ro-ro ships to the French Antilles and French Guyana. These Atlantic lines were extended to Canada in 1984.

The company was restructured in 1987 and became the line operator Compagnie Maritime Marfret, serving lines from the Meditarranean Sea to the Caribbean islands, later (1989) to the Indian Ocean, and, more recently, to Algiers (1998).

Source: Marfret website

Ivan Sache, 6 December 2003

Description of the flag of Marfret

The flag of Marfret, as shown in Carga e Transportes (Cargo and Transportation), the Monday's supplement to the Portuguese newspaper Publico, is white with two thin blue stripes on the top and bottom of the flag and the red letters MF in the white field.

Jorge Candeias, 31 March 1999

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