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Portline (shipping company, Portugal)

Transportes Marítimos Internacionais, S.A.

Last modified: 2014-12-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Portline house flag #1]
2:3 image by Jarig Bakker, 26 Oct 2005
[Portline house flag #2]
2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 June 2006

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About the flag

After Brown’s Flags and Funnels, 1995 [lgr95], Portline - Transportes Maritimos Inter-Nacionais S.A., Lisbon - white flag; in center horizontal, partly wavy stripes of green and red, separated by a thin black stripe; in top fly black "Portline".
Jarig Bakker, 26 Oct 2005

This logo, with a narrow green stripe over a wider red one is the common national flag based motive for a number of logos of Portuguese state-owned transport companies in the late 1970ies: At least Portmar, Portline and TAP, the later in use till early this year. It is interesting that the most distinctive part of this pattern, the narrower-ness of the green stripe, was ignored by J. L. Loughran [lgr95]. The shade of green is dark, not light, as expected considering that this pattern is inspired in the Portuguese national flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 Oct 2005

I recently could confirm this from the publicly available PDF version of the cargo and freight supplement of Portuguese newspaper Público (which itself is not freely on line), which shows many advertisements of shipping companies, most of them in vectorial format, or at least as hires raster -- so the GIFfer may zoom the PDF and capture the screen. Here is an "official version" of the Portline houseflag (see right image).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 June 2006