On First of September 2017, two young women started their apprenticeship in the headquaters of DTG in Duisburg.

While Jana Benli will be trained as an assistant of the business management team, Denise Köbke decided to become an assistant for freight forwarding and logistics services.

Both behaved commendably during their probationary period and showed commitment to their work. They integrated well into the DTG’s family and so we like to welcome both of you officially. We whish the trainees all the best and much success!


On 26th and 27th of September the DTG was an exhibitor on the German-Dutch traide fair ‘Shipping-Technics-Logistics’ (STL) fot the second time. Located close to Kalkar (Germany) the DTG had it’s own booth.
It was a successful event which offered the chance for interesting talks and new contacts to shipping agents and owner-operators.
On 27th of September 2017 the DTG had the chance to introduce the adventages of the cooperative model within the practical workshop ‘Binnenschiffahrt’.
Both, exhibitors and customers, appreciated DTG’s booth. On two days, several members of staff informed interested visitors and answered their questions.


Our ship has been on TV! The german TV channel WDR broadcasted a visit from journalist Robert who has been with us on MS Schönrein. In the news magazine for kids and yound adults called ‚neuneinhalb’ (nine and a half) Robert told his young audience about his experinces with the Schäfer-Family. For two days he lived with them to lean more about the work of a bargeman from cabin to command center to engine room.

Our MS Schönrein is a ship for floating cargo, which transports 55 HGV-cargos and passes the whole european waterways system. For the familiy concern environmental protection is very importtant. You can also spend your holidays in the ship’s own guest apartment.


The first of March marks the twenty-fifth year with DTG DEUTSCHE TRANSPORT-GENOSSENSCHAFT
BINNENSCHIFFFAHRT eG for Rita Hammer (branch Hamburg). Born in Hamburg she followed a career as an office junior at Margarine-Werken Elbgau-Rostock. Due to work for Max Sötje Tankschiffahrt Hamburg und die Oeltrans Befrachtungsgesellschaft she finally found her path in shipping. Thereafter, on first of March 1992, she was hired by TGB and later by DTG.

Gert Werlich already celebrated his thirty year with the DTG on first of April. After a carrer as a sailor, a helmsman and a skipper for Reederei Lehnkering, he decided to complete an apprenticeship as logistics manager between 1983 and 1986. Shortly after that he found work as an managing clerk for Elbia-Eilfracht Braunschweig, sine 1991 he is working in the branch Minden and since 2003 he is an authorized agent.

Happy anniversary to both of them and keep up the good work for many yeras to come!

DTG committed to heart security in Ruhrort

The Ruhrort traditional company Deutsche Transport-Genossenschaft Binnenschifffahrt eG dedicates itself to Ruhrort.

Mr. Spranzi, member of the Executive Board of DTG: “When the idea came up to purchase a defibrillator for our company I thought it might be a good idea to pass on its benefits to people from our neighbourhood.

Our DTG team is committed not only to inland navigation but also to our location in Ruhrort. The people living here have true hearts of gold. Yet, in cases of emergency in our immediate vicinity, we had the problem of a missing infrastructure: neither the school nor the kindergardens or retirement homes are supplied with a defibrillator although time is a critical survival factor after a heart attack.”

Also the Managing Director of mekontor GmbH & Co. KG, Mr. Schmitz, is aware of this problem. If first aid is given immediately after a heart attack and first-aiders start reanimation parallel to the use of a defibrillator, survival chances for emergency patients rise considerably with even shorter recovery times. With every single minute passing without help, survival chances following a heart attack drop by approximately 10-12%.

Even though the fire station in Homberg is not far away, the nearest ambulance might be off to another emergency and teams from remote rescue centres might not be able to arrive within eight to ten minutes. Therefore, a supply of defibrillators will definitely help adding heart security to Ruhrort.

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How can you offer added value to your customer?

Simply combine your company’s core product – inland navigation with a fleet of more than 100 inland vessels – with new components like forwarding, truck transport, coastal shipping, warehousing and transshipment, thus mastering complex logistics chains and offering your customers a one-stop solution.

This is one goal of our interest in EWT Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH, Duisburg.

Roberto Spranzi, Louis Kanters, Stephan C. Schmidt, Matthias Bunger

With their headquarters in Duisburg, EWT Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH have been providing reliable and efficient logistics since their foundation in 1951, covering the entire supply chain with modern technical equipment.

New Year’s greetings

“If you keep looking into the rear-view mirror during your life’s journey, don’t be surprised to hit the wall.”

That’s why we’ll just give a cursory glance back and rather give our thanks to all our business partners, our members and employees of the DTG and the ARNO-Ship teams for the trust you’ve placed in us, as well as for the cooperative relationship and your commitment during the past year.

Let us all look ahead now, take on the challenges of the New Year and meet them together in a fair way.

Our aim is to remain your reliable partner in 2017.