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People of the German flag
Behind the German flag are many strong personalities. We introduce the people of the shipping sector that are closely connected to German flag. More...
New medical equipment
New medical equipment
New requirements for medical equipment on board of merchant ships flying the German flag have come into force.
Flagging-in ships with asbestos
Flagging-in ships with asbestos
For a long time, asbestos was considered a miracle product: the natural mineral is fire resistant, an insulator, easy to process and inexpensive. But asbestos causes illness and can give rise to cancer. BG Verkehr summarized the things shipping companies have to observe when they flag-in a ship that is contaminated with asbestos.
Modern fish trawler brought into service
Modern fish trawler brought into service
The shipping company Deutsche Fischfang-Union (DFFU) has recently started operating two newly built fish trawlers. The vessels "Cuxhaven" and "Berlin" will catch fish under German flag in Northern European waters.
Chancellor appeals: more German Flag
Chancellor appeals: more German Flag
At the 10th National Maritime Conference the German chancellor called on the shipowners to operate more ships under German Flag. In the presence of 750 participants she underlined how important it is for the economic location Germany to preserve maritime know-how.