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VTG (German Shipping Company)

Vereinigte Tanklager und Transportmittel GmbH

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[VTG flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 21 Oct 2007 See also:


VTG website: “1994, growing involvement of VTG logistics firm, Hamburg (…) VTG and Lehnkering merge in 1998, forming VTG-Lehkering AG.  However on 1 January 2004 there was a demerger, VTG remaining active in rail and mineral oil transport and Lehnkering keeping the other logistic activities one of which is inland shipping.”
“In its current form, the VTG Group originated from VTG Vereinigte Tanklager und Transportmittel GmbH , which was founded as a state-owned enterprise in 1951 and privatized in 1962 in the framework of the sale to Preussag - now the TUI Group. During its 45 years of being part of Preussag and later the TUI Group, the VTG Group concentrated on the Wagon Hire business area, but also operated in inland shipping…” which is what interests us here.
The full name may be translated as ‘United Tank Warehousing and Transportation Co.’- the ships, logically, transporting oil and gas - and the house flag is already present in the 1952 ed. of “Flaggen auf dem Rhein”.

On a blue flag is placed the erstwhile company logo in white: a circle, winged on its right side – rendered as three horizontal stripes, growing smaller while going downwards – contains the initials ‘VTG’ of which the central letter ‘T’ is much larger than the other two.  The entire design rather than the circle is centred on the field. There has been a combined VTG-Lehnkering logo.
Jan Mertens, 18 Oct 2007

VTG other flag

[VTG other flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 21 Oct 2007