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House flag of Somtrans - Image by Rob Raeside, 7 February 2021
Somtrans (website) is an inland shipping company based in Wijnegen, on the Albert Canal near Antwerp.
Shipping company and chartering agency Somtrans N.V. was founded in 1975 in Antwerp by the Somers family. This well-known Antwerp family was active since the middle of the 19th century in the shipping business with wooden sailingships.
Somtrans engages in chartering and managing inland tankers which transport mineral oils and chemicals all over Europe using inland waters. The firm owns 21 ships (barges) but other vessels belonging to private shipowers sail for them as well.
The house flag of Somtrans (photo) is yellow with red horizontal stripes a the top and bottom, charged in the center with a green lozenge inscribing a white "S".Jan Mertens, 7 February 2021
House flag of Somers - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 2 April 2006
Duwvaart, by Jansen & Van Heck, positions Somers as a precursor of Somtrans. Somers, then based at Kapellen to the north of Antwerp, is presented and its flag is shown in black and white, as white, with red horizontal edges and a green lozenge or diamond bearing a white "S "in the centre. The illustration gives the broad middle white stripe half of the flag's height.Jan Mertens, 2 April 2006