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A further quote concerning their inland shipping services, called Lehnkering
“We offer industry-oriented logistics solutions for sectors involved with bulk cargo, such as energy utilities and the oil, iron, steel and chemical industries. Our fleet of 192 vessels transporting dry and liquid cargo is constantly deployed for our customers on all European inland waterways, serving the major business centres of Benelux, France and Germany, as well as Poland and the countries on the Danube. We also offer Rhine-sea and North European coastal services. The inland shipping division has its own technical department that ensures that our own fleet and the privately owned units we deploy remain state-of-the-art.”
No doubt you will have seen the VTG and (current) Lehnkering logos on the above pages, but before dealing with these – and the respective flags – in additional messages, the two-tone ‘L’ for Lehnkering has to be mentioned now.
Please check the following pages for white funnels and flags, bearing
this emblem: here
‘two-tone’ simply meaning that the logo (clearly an initial ‘L’) consists
of a slanting light blue rectangle and a darker blue wave shape beneath,
placed on a white background.
This flag was also presented on Heinrich Fischbach’s site, now gone.
The problem is that I do not know when the white house flag replaced
the blue one (in use at least till 1978) although in a flippant mood I
like to think that the company wanted to get rid of a house flag strongly
resembling the ‘L’ for ‘learning to drive’!
Jan Mertens, 24 Aug 2006
Lehnkering is another - very important - German inland navigation company.
Here is a flag once used by that firm - a large white initial 'L', serifed,
on a blue field. See also this
Binnenvaart page, showing flag & funnel (vessel 'Lehnkering 14'):
Featuring prominently in an advertisement I have, the flag is accompanied by the slogan (translated): "Transport problems? We push them aside." (a pun on push navigation, of course). Back cover of bimonthly 'Duisburg' 4/78 (July-August). Come to think of it, the 'Lehnkering 16' and its L-bearing funnel are shown on the front cover as well...
As far as I know, this was the original (i.e. the first) house flag.
Jan Mertens, 22 Aug 2006
Some information about the current symbol of Lehnkering. See this page for a white logo on a blue flag, as used, apparently, by the company’s Basel office (road transport). Said logo consists of two blue shapes, stylized lower case ‘l’ initials I suppose, placed in conjunction i.e. the one, on its head, hovering above the other as it were.
On the other hand, here is a blue logo on white, plus the company name
in black, on a table flag here.
I do not really know whether this version is used on waterways. No photo seen as yet, and no date of introduction known either.
It is even possible that various departments of this large firm use different colour combinations, which is why photos would come in handy.
Jan Mertens, 25 Aug 2006
A life-size flag this time, offered on German eBay as item no. 330041538623
(end 31 Oct 2006), put up by â€?lz530â€?. Dimensions given
as 1 m x 1.50 m.
Jan Mertens, 28 Oct 2007