Hapag Lloyd Line



The independent German shipping companies Hamburg – Amerikanische Packetfahrt Aktien Gesellschaft (founded 1847) and Norddeutscher Lloyd (founded in 1857) began pooling their services in 1930, but as the container revolution gathered pace in 1970, the two companies agreed to merge as Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft. The new company adopted Hapag funnel colours and the old NDL house flag. The photographs in the Allen collection all seem to be of NDL ships after the merger, with traditional post-war NDL cargo-ship names ending in 'stein' on vessels carrying the Hapag funnel colours.

These conventional cargo ships were soon sold off and replaced by container ships with international place names plus the word 'Express'. In 1997 TUI Group - formerly Preussag - acquired a controlling stake in Hapag-Lloyd and the flag and funnel logo shown on this page were introduced. Following the acquisition of CP Ships in 2005 Hapag-Lloyd became the world's fifth-largest container shipping company, with 140 container ships and 8,600 employees.

(See also Hamburg America Line and Norddeutscher Lloyd Line)


Page Link Ships on Page
Hapag Lloyd Line Ships (1):
Badenstein to Friesenstein
Badenstein, Bayernstein, Birkenstein, Bischofstein, Blankenstein, Breitenstein, Buchenstein, Buntenstein, Europa, Friesenstein
Hapag Lloyd Line Ships (2):
Moselstein to Siegstein
Moselstein, Reiderstein, Regenstein, Siegstein

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