DTG participates in art project

As a border and unifying element, the River Rhine has always been a symbol of Franco-German relationship. Thus, it was selected by the Bonn artist Hannah Schneider as a motive for her film “arpenter le rhin/bäuchlings auf dem Rhein” (“measuring the Rhine”). The shooting took place on board the MS Hartenfels, a DTG fleet ship.
Last year, Hannah Schneider received the art award contemporary 2013 by two Rotary Clubs, Bonn and Strasbourg, for her complete works. This award, presented in 2014 in the context of Franco-German friendship, is aimed at young artists under the age of 35. Three exhibitions frame the award ceremony: while in the first exhibition venue, Bonn, Rhine sand was the defining element, a movie on board the MS Hartenfels has now resulted for the follow-up exhibition in Strasbourg. “The idea to make the film on a cargo ship originated while studying the Rhine as a connecting element between both countries, and the venues themselves,” says 30-year-old Schneider. Via DTG, contact was made with Bernd Hink, owner of the 82 metre long and 8.2 metre wide MS Hartenfels. And it was rather easy for Schneider to convince Hink of her art project: “We are accustomed to quite some hustle and bustle aboard. After all, the vessel has been serving as a scene for various reports for the German television stations ZDF, WDR, and VOX.” Reporters, too, have stayed several times on this historic ship built in 1927. The project had a good start.

Premiere in Strasbourg
The film premiere, which was accompanied by an organ improvisation, took place in the church Temple Neuf in Strasbourg on April 24, 2014 – unfortunately, without captain Hink, who is a full time boatman. The third exhibition station for Hannah Schneider will soon be Saint-Louis in Alsace. She won’t tell what she has exactly planned for this event, but should a cargo ship play any role… DTG will certainly be collaborative.

Welcome to DTG

Tobias Engels, who has completed his training from 1998 to 2001 with the former Haniel Reederei GmbH in Duisburg and worked with the successor companies until he quitted, is no unknown quantity in inland navigation. With only 33 years of age, he enjoys a very good reputation in the industry and among shippers due to his expertise and excellent communication skills as a dispatcher and account manager.

We would like to welcome Tobias Engels and look forward to his active support as a member of our dedicated team.

Celebrate like Schimanski

There is nothing really special about a 10th anniversary of employment. Yet, a 50th anniversary is quite another thing – who can look back on 50 years of service for one company? Our staff member Wilfried Neynes does. In order to honour him, DTG organized a small party at the cult café “Kaldi” in Duisburg-Ruhrort on 4th April 2014. This place (formerly known as the pub “Zum Anker”) is well-known to all fans of the German TV crime series “Tatort”: several scenes of the very first episode with the meaningful title “Ruhrort” were shot here, starring Götz George alias Horst Schimanski. With great attention to detail, the present managers have succeeded in preserving the memories, as well as some souvenirs of these good old times.