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Algemeene Rijnschippers Bond ARSB (The Netherlands)

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The Algemeene Rijnschippers Bond (The General Rhine Skippers Association) was established in 1898 to support the interest of the barge skippers on the river Rhine. The association acted as a counterpart of the forwarders. The flag is based on the colours of the flag of the city of Rotterdam. As the ARSB only dealt with the interests of the skippers on the river Rhine, who though they were superior to their colleges on the other rivers and canals of Holland, another association was established in the same year: the Algemeene Binnenschippers Bond. (General Inland Navigation Skippers Association) which lasted only until 1905. The ARSB self was wound up in 2000 and the activities taken over by the Centraal Bureau voor de Rijn en Binnenvaart. (Central Office for the Rhine and inland navigation). This last institution itself was wound up in April 2022 and became a part of Koninklijke Binnenvaart Nederland (Royal Inland navigation Netherlands).
Sources: private observation, De Binnenvaart website
Martijn Nekkers, 23 May 2022

Flag in 1898

[houseflag] image by Martijn Nekkers, 23 May 2022