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image by Jarig Bakker, 29 Jan 2006
I’ve seen an advertisement showing this very flag in a “calm” (non-waving) position with the ‘M’ really upright, only its left diagonal segment and right leg drawn much thicker (about half the width of a horizontal stripe). Lower serifs as on the attached picture, but the higher ones only pointing outwards; height of letter about 2/3 of flag height, making it larger than in the attachment.
According to the site, the Märkische Transportgesellschaft mbH was the first (inland) shipping company established in the former GDR, the foundation date
being 1 August 1990. Starting out with 38 former private shippers, the firm now employs 50 of them and operates 10 push barges and other craft. At first a local
concern, the Märkische Transportgesellschaft is now active in the area between the Oder and the Atlantic, transporting bulk, liquids, containers, special cargo, and so forth. Lastly, the firm is one of the many subsidiaries of the Imperial Reederei-Gruppe, Duisburg, active in several countries.
Jan Mertens, 29 Jan 2006
Jarig has quite recently spotted this flag in pennant form.
Come to think of it, this is merely the latest of a series of comparable pennants sent to the List this year. As evidenced by photos wherever possible, they seem a legitimate means of identification even if a “normal” i.e. rectangular flag already exists.
I think these pennants deserve recognition, if only because they illustrate one of the differences in flag usage between inland and maritime shipping.
Jan Mertens, 28 Aug 2006