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.
OLDENBURG. The previous manager of Nports Emden branch office has been appointed technical director.