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Compagnie Générale Transméditerranéenne (Shipping company, France)


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[Compagnie Generale Transmediterraneenne house flag]

Flag of the Transmed - Image by Ivan Sache, 29 February 2004

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Presentation of the Transmed

The Compagnie Générale Transméditerranéenne (Transmed) was founded in March 1969 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. Most of the fleet of the company came from the Compagnie de Navigation Mixte, absorbed by the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique in 1967.
The Transmed operated a cargo and passenger service to Corsica (by state contract) and to Algeria and Tunisia (in agreement with their respective government).

In spring 1976, the Transmed was succeeded by the newly created SNCM; the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique was merged in 1977 with the Messageries Maritimes to form the Compagnie Générale Maritime (CGM).

Source: Paul Bois. Armements marseillais - Compagnies de navigation et navires à vapeur (1831-1988), published by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Marseille-Provence [boi03].

Ivan Sache, 29 February 2004

House flag of the Transmed

P. Bois [boi03] shows the house flag of the Transmed as white with a red disk in upper hoist and the writing "Cie Gle / TRANSMEDITERRANEENNE" in red. The flag is directly derived from the house flag of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique.

Ivan Sache, 29 February 2004