IWT meets "Almighurt"

Rainer Pinnow is usually on duty for DTG with his motor vessel Moira. Yet, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary celebration of “Ehrmann’s Almighurt”, a joghurt speciality of the nationally renowned Bavarian dairy company, he has converted his ship and is currently on tour event on the rivers Rhine and Main.

The complete conversion of the vessel took almost six weeks, including both the exterior and the cargo area. Among others, 120 tons of material were installed and almost 5 km of cable laid to make it shine in typical Bavarian splendour.

The events at the various stops are open to the public and an experience you don’t want to miss. There will be live music by the band “Happy Bavarians”, typical Bavarian food, games, raffles, and worth knowing about the Allgäu region and the agriculture. Everybody can enjoy himself and have a good time on deck or in the inboard dining area.

More photos and information about the tour, which will cease on 13th August 2014 in Kehl, can be found at www.ms-moira.online.de and at www.almighurt.de.

2014 General Assembly

On 28th June 2014, DTG and TGB held their annual general assembly at the Congress Centre of the Maritim Hotel Bremen. More than half of the active members were there, and there certainly would have been even more if some hadn’t had to meet loading or unloading deadlines.

Under the direction of Chairman Reinhold Scheermann, board members Matthias Bunger and Roberto Spranzi reported on the 2013 business development of both cooperatives. Then, questions of the members were answered by the Managing Board and the Supervisory Board.

After completion of the official part, members and their families, staff, and board of cooperatives met for the traditional evening event. Due to the high number of participants, the hall, initially considered as too large, was quickly filled. Wii and foosball were available for the kids in a separate play area while grown-ups were dancing the night away – depending on talent and stamina – to the music of the “Ingrid-Schwarz-Band”. Later, all guests were staggered by the legerdemains of magician David Lavé. Quite a number of cheerful “expert discussions” did not finish until the small hours.

We would like to give our warm thanks to the team of the Maritim Hotel Bremen, to the “Ingrid-Schwarz-Band” and to David Lavé.

Our special thanks go to our members and their families. We look forward to seeing you again alive and kicking at next year’s reunion in Münster.