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Hellenic Mediterranean Lines Co. Ltd. (Shipping company, Greece)

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Presentation of Hellenic Mediterranean Lines

In 1939, Aktel, a group of seven amalgamated companies (The Steam Ship Company of Greece or Aktoploia tis Ellados) established Hellenic Mediterranean Lines (HML) in order to serve the competitive international market (as opposed to the domestic one). One year later obliged to be a part of a national company, KDAS; as war threatened, ships were commandeered and most of them lost in 1941. At least one ship was active in emigrant transportation to Australia between the Second World War and the closure of the Suez Canal in 1956. The ferry and cruising business continues to thrive.
HML is very active in ferrying between Greece and Italy, and among the Greek islands.

Source: Company website

Jan Mertens, 3 June 2005

House flag of Hellenic Mediterranean Lines

The house flag of Hellenic Mediterranean Lines is a blue triangular flag with a yellow cross and a slanted yellow trident in the upper hoist corner. It can be seen on a poster advertizing the company dated 1949.

Jan Mertens, 3 June 2005