BREMEN. Former Bremen senator for economics and ports Josef Hattig died on 31 July at the age of 89. Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte paid tribute to Hattig as a “politician of extraordinary stature who always stated his convictions in a straightforward and consistent manner.” The CDU politician, who had no previous party career, was initially senator for economics, SMEs and technology, and from 1999 ports, supra-regional transport and foreign trade were added to his brief.
WILHELMSHAVEN, OLDENBURG, ELSFLETH. “Lost freight poses a high risk for the environment,” says Professor Christian Denker of Jade University’s Department of Maritime Studies and Logistics in Elsfleth.