Personnel change in our Hamburg office

We are very pleased that Mr. Sascha Scharnow has taken up his position as authorized representative in our Hamburg office on July 1, 2021.

He should not be a stranger to many, because after his training as a forwarding agent and his military service, he has already spent half of his professional life with and in inland shipping.

Mr. Scharnow can be reached as follows:

Phone:                  +49 40 | 32 55 75-67
Cell phone:         +49 1 72 | 6 16 09 01

It’s time …

… to say thank you for the things of the past so that the things of the future can start well.

The “fairy godmother” of our Hamburg office, Rita Hammer, is retiring on 28 February 2021 after almost 30 years with our company.

We would like to thank her for her loyalty, her willingness to listen and for all the good she has done.

We send her our best wishes for the future, which will be very different from now, but also very special. Above all, we wish her good health.

DTG presents Alexander Calvelli

One of our DTG members made us aware of the industrial painter Alexander Calvelli, who is well-known for his photorealistic paintings of industrial, mining and shipping scenes.

We were so enthusiastic about his work, and so captivated by his personality, that we set up a small exhibition of his pictures in our offices in Duisburg – as the following photos show.

His pictures are a great idea as a present for special occasions, or for someone special from our type of business.

If you are interested in one of these pictures, or would like to view many further pictures, please contact the artist direct:

Alexander Calvelli
Teutoburgerstr. 8
50678 Köln 

Phone: +49 221|3404146

We wish Alexander Calvelli success for the future and inspiration for many further works of art!


ZENIT: Greifer (im Hafen Cuxhaven); Acryl/Papier; 18,4 x 25

Schleuse Mainz-Kostheim; Acryl/Papier; 20,2 x 27,5

Schleuse Hohenwarthe: Schwimmpoller; Acryl/Papier; 20,6x27,4

Schleuse Minden; Acryl/Papier; 19,7x29,9

Schleuse Mainz-Kostheim; Acryl/Papier; 18,7 29,3

Schleuse Offenbach; Acryl/Papier; 26,2x15,4

FRANZ HANIEL 14 im Duisburger Hafen; Acryl/LW; 59x43

Auf dem Mittellandkanal (in Lohne); Acryl/Papier; 29,9 x 21

Farewell to a highly-regarded person

In line with the saying:

“Retirement doesn’t mean old age,
Retirement means enjoying well-earned leisure time after a busy working life”,

we say goodbye to our colleague Heidemarie Günther after exactly 20 years with DTG in Magdeburg. On 31.12.2020 she will start her well-deserved retirement.

H. Guenther

We would like to specially thank Ms. Günther for her tireless work in the area of the inland waterways around Berlin. Her work has produced important and successful results.

For the future we wish her all the very best, and especially constant good health in these challenging times.

ADAC meets inland water transport

In a recent special publication “North Rhine-Westphalia – the water state”, Germany’s biggest motoring club, the ADAC, presented the range of possibilities that the inland waterway system offers and really helped to show its potential.

Here is an excerpt about the DTG and MS “Schönrain”


Source: ADAC Motorwelt/NRW-Regionalmagazin


The roots of our activities as a cooperative in Berlin go right back to the year 1898. After pulling out of the capital around 11 years ago, now is the right time for our return.
From 1 November 2020 the DTG will be present in Berlin once more.

Jan Bergemann

Jan Bergemann has joined us, an expert in the area of inland waterways. For many years he has played an active role in the development of inland water transport and waterway logistics in the Berlin area and surrounding states. His expertise will help drive forward the continuing positive development of the DTG.

With this organisational realignment, we are sure that we have made an important step for the future.
Jan Bergemann will head up our new office from 2 November 2020. The address is:

DTG Deutsche Transport-Genossenschaft Binnenschifffahrt eG
Westhafenstraße 1
Bereich F
13353 Berlin

He can be contacted as follows:

Telefon +49 30 | 4 22 06 86-68
Telefax +49 30 | 4 22 06 86-29
Mobil +49 1 72 | 5 63 58 11

Anything’s possible – INLAND WATER TRANSPORT!

The operational potential of the inland waterway system often remains hidden for many companies and freight forwarders, especially when it comes to the transport of items with large volumes and weights.

With enough advanced notice, delivery dates can be met with complete reliability. If needed, a barge with the right crew can be operational 24/7. There are virtually no restrictions on dimensions or weights.

For the future, it is necessary to integrate barges into the transport chain as a reliable means of transport. This will help the environment and relieve pressure on the road system.


DTG member vessel GMS”CATHARINA”, loaded with wind turbine blades 67 metres long.


Geschmückter Tisch

Our former trainee Jana Benli has completed her formal qualification in office management and passed her final examination with flying colours!

We are pleased to announce that we have given her a permanent position in our accounting department, so from now on she is no longer a trainee. She has deserved this not just because she passed her exam, but also because she is a great person who fitted into our team very well during her time as a trainee.

We look forward to working well together in the future.