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Cameroun Shipping Line

Image by Jarig Bakker, 09 Jan 2006

Cameroun Shipping Lines, S.A. based in Douala (Cameroon) has a horizontal green, yellow, green flag.  In the center is a red "C" in the form of a shrimp. Image after Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, compiled by J.L. Loughran, Glasgow, (1995) [lgr95].
Jarig Bakker, 09 Jan 2006

Cameroun comes from Mount Cameroun, which in the original Portuguese was "Monte dos Camarões" (meaning mountain of shrimps).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Jan 2006

Cameroun Shipping Lines (aka CAMSHIP) was created in 1974 during the First Republic of Cameroon (1960-1982) with the purchase of six cargo ships. CAMSHIP and the Council of Charterers were later restructured and CAMSHIP was privatized in 1999 following recommendations by the World Bank.
Ivan Sache, 10 Jan 2006

Fako Transport and Shipping Co. Ltd

Image by Jan Mertens, 15 Jan 2010

The flag of Fakoship, from the SW Region of Cameroon has a blue field with large white disk showing a sailing ship oriented towards the fly.  Resting on a blue stripe which is in fact the upper stem of a stylized initial “F” – for the rest running parallel to the disk’s rim – plus rest of company name “AKOSHIP” following.  All design elements within the disk are blue.

Established at Buea, this shipping company whose full name is the Fako Transport and Shipping Co., Ltd, also offers marine services and road transport.
Jan Mertens, 15 Jan 2010