Congratulations, Jacqueline Kurth

We are pleased to announce today that our Magdeburg colleague, Jacqueline Kurth, entered into the bond of matrimony on May 04, 2024 and is now called Jacqueline Becker is her new name. We wish her and her husband all the best for their wedding!

Farewell to Werner Hartnagel

Shortly after his 101st birthday, Werner Hartnagel passed away peacefully on March 25, 2024, surrounded by his loved ones.
As a former member of the TGB Executive Board, Werner Hartnagel played a key role in the merger of PTG and TGB in 1990 to form today’s DTG.

We will remember him fondly.


Werner Hartnagel

DTG welcomes new employee Andreas Grzib

DTG is pleased to announce that Andreas Grzib will be responsible for sales management in the company as an authorized signatory from May 1, 2024. In addition, Matthias Bunger, currently a member of the DTG Executive Board together with Roberto Spranzi, will be taking his well-deserved retirement on June 30, 2025. From this date, Andreas Grzib will succeed him as a member of the Executive Board. This early succession arrangement is an expression of DTG’s striving for continuity and stability.

Andreas Grzib is 57 years old, a trained logistician and graduate economist and has many years of experience in various management and executive positions in renowned shipping and logistics companies such as Lehnkering, Imperial and HTAG Häfen und Transport AG. Most recently, he was Managing Director of neska Schiffahrts- und Speditionskontor GmbH, which he left at his own request in 2023.

The DTG Executive Board emphasizes: “We are convinced that Andreas Grzib will make a valuable contribution to the successful development of our company with his experience as a strong sales logistics expert, his specialist knowledge and his leadership skills. With his excellent knowledge of the market, he will strengthen customer relationships and open up new business areas for us. The DTG team and our member companies are looking forward to working with him.”

For further information, please contact the DTG Executive Board.



Neuer Mitarbeiter DTG Andreas Grzib

DTG changes sides of the Main on 01 March 2

Our previous office in Frankfurt am Main, responsible for chartering and sales in southern Germany, has moved to Offenbach, just a stone’s throw away from its previous location.

The new address is:

Hafenallee 57
63067 Offenbach

The contact details of our employees remain unchanged.

Fotocredit: ROCKYWOOD Offenbach GmbH & Co. KG

DTG joins SPC (ShortSeaShipping Inland Waterway Promotion Center)

Achieving climate targets in particular will lead to changes in traditional cargoes such as fossil fuels. However, new cargoes could play a major role in the future. The spc addresses this issue, for example, with the Bulk and Special Transport (GST) forums or the LogiWind project’s practitioner group, where we sit at the same table as the large and leading plant manufacturers in the wind energy sector under the umbrella of the spc.

These activities are good arguments that prompted us to join on 1 March 2024. We want to take a proactive approach to the upcoming changes. As a cooperative and together with strong networks such as the spc.

Fotocredit: spc engler

New Agency in Belgium

The company TransMatch B.V., Oostkaai 23 A, B-2170 Merksem is now our new agent for the support of our member companies/port money processing in Belgium. Our contact person at TransMatch B.V. is

Mrs Félicité Mertens
Phone: +32 3 4 46 06 03
Mobile: +32 4 78 32 45 63

Congratulations, Hendrik van Aswege!

To combat the shortage of skilled labour in inland navigation, the specialist department WS 21 at the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), which is responsible for the promotion of training and further education in inland navigation, initiated the the first video blog competition and, together with the inland navigation associations BDB and BDS in 2023.

We are delighted that Hendrik van Aswege, son of our member Martin Michael van Aswege (MS “Annegret”) has won this first videoblog competition. With his targeted advertising in the form of lucrative contributions and videos Hendrik shares his profession and his life with a wide audience and is always trying to get young people interested in inland navigation. “Do your best in your training. It’s your best time and we have one of the most beautiful professions in the world,” he said at the award ceremony on the training ship Rhine on 07.02.2024.

Of course, we would also like to congratulate the second and third-placed participants for their fantastic support. We are very pleased about the commitment of the young inland waterway skippers and the trainees themselves and hope that this format will be continued in the weeks to come.


New agency in the Netherlands

The company Gommers Internationaal Bevrachtings- en Scheepvaartkantoor B.V.,
Scheepmakerij 142, NL-3331 MA Zwijndrecht is with immediate effect our new agent for the
support for our member companies/port money processing in the Netherlands.
Our contact person at Gommers B.V. is:

Mr Frank van den Berg
Phone: +31 7 86 19 91 03
Mobile: +31 6 51 17 41 89