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Imperial Reederei Gruppe (German Shipping Company)

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[Imperial Reederei Gruppe] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 June 2007 See also:

Imperial Reederei Gruppe

Imperial Reederei Gruppe.
a) Inland shipping ; short sea shipping companies: Imperial Schifffahrt GmbH Duisburg (probably the former Haniel Co.), Imperial Shipping GmbH Wasserbillig (Luxemburg, at the German border), Niedersächsische Verfrachtungs GmbH Hannover
b) Tanker shipping companies: Wijgula B.V. Druten, WGL Tankschiffahrt GmbH Duisburg, Navtank N.V. Antwerpen
c) Chartering companies: DeGrave GmbH Duisburg/Mannheim, Imperial DeGrave B.V. Zwijndrecht, Imperial Reederei und Spedition GmbH Duisburg, Transest S.A.S. Thionville/Corbeny, Walrhein Strom- und Kanalschifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH Duisburg, Donau Logistik GmbH Regensburg
subsidiaries: De Grave Antverpia B.V. Antwerpen/Liege, Märkische Transport GmbH Berlin, BeKa Imperial GmbH Kehl
d) Container companies: Alcotrans Containerline B.V. Zwijndrecht, Alcotrans S.A.S. Ottmarsheim/Straßburg/Weil amRhein/Valence sur Rhone, Rhein-Ruhr Terminalgesellschaft für Container- und Güterumschlag mbH Duisburg, Alcotrans Containerline GmbH Duisburg
subsidiary: Gernsheimer Güterumschlags- und Terminalbetriebsgesellschaft mbH Gernsheim
e) Industrial Logistics company: Rhein-Ruhr Bulk Terminal GmbH & Co KG, Duisburg
You can see the details better arranged in the organigram on the Company website.

Since 28 February 2002 exists Imperial Logistics International Group Duisburg, being part of Imperial Holding Ltd. (Edenvale/South Africa) with branches in France, Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg and Germany (not in Hamburg, nearest branch in Hannover).
On the above website there is a logo, similar to that one of the plates at the boards of companies ships. It is depicted as an animated flying colour. The ships of that company, I watched in Hamburg, all used the Haniel-flag and plates on port and starboard. So I have never seen a real flag of Imperial. What I can give is a reconstruction of the image on companies website.
Description: It is a white flag with two greenish blue parallelogramms at the hoist, superimposed by a blue serifed italic capital "I", which is superimposed by a white triangle or broad arrowhead pointing to the top. In the fly end is an italic inscription: "Imperial Reederei Gruppe". "Imperial" is in the 1st line, blue and has a serifed initial letter, "Reederei" is in the 2nd line and green, "Gruppe" is in the 3rd line, green and has half height comparing to the other ones. This pattern is more or less the same like that of the plates in use.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 June 2007

Here is a photo showing flag-bearing employees taking part in a sports event – the team is about to run 5 km at Mülheim. Strictly speaking this is Imperial Logistics International so no "Reederei" in sight.
Things look better on `Timaja' (photo rights belonging to "McRonalds"), photo clickable. Here is a live Imperial as well, shipping version this time.
See also this page of the Bremen inland shippers' association ("Schifferverein") showing a rendition of their "Schiffermast", including Imperial's shipping division.
Jan Mertens, 4 Jun 2007

Imperial Logistics

[Imperial Logistics] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, based on an image sent by Jan Mertens, 7 May 2012

Only ‘Imperial’ visible, in other words no shipping slant but it shows the pattern.
Jan Mertens, 5 Jun 2007

Rhein-Ruhr Bulk Terminal

[Rhein-Ruhr Bulk Terminal] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Apr 2009

Rhein-Ruhr Bulk Terminal (RBT)
RBT is a company of Imperial group, located in Duisburg. It is a white flag with the company logo shifted to the hoist and underlined, capital Italics “RBT” of greenish colour, approx RGB(10/165/108).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Apr 2009