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Planned before and realized after WWI, overseas coal and ore transportation
were to become the aim of Seerederei Frigga, founded under the impulse
of WTAG and other firms (1920-1993; WTAG involvement till 1970).
Cooperation with other big (inland) players i.e. Rhenus and Findel-Stinnes led to the formation of Rhenus-WTAG (seat: Dortmund) in 1976, followed by a merger in 1984 when the acronym disappeared to the advantage of ‘Rhenus’.
Source: Rhenus history timeline.
On the photo a white flag with red horizontal edges bears black initials ‘W.T.A.G.’ (dots present), the white stripe taking up half of the field.
Image based on a table flag (dots absent) which was item 6624045630 on German eBay, now closed. The other image is derived from a 1914 share offered on eBay (just closed; item 8423685705) showing the dots. (Are these dots important? The life-size flag on the photo in Files, at least, has them.)
WTAG is said to have known an impressive number of subsidiaries or related
companies – not only flag-bearing but some having a house flag closely
resembling that of WTAG as well – but I do not have much information and
I would have to tackle them one by one.
Jan Mertens, 6 Jun 2006