Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hapag-Lloyd is a German transportation company comprising a cargo container shipping line, Hapag-Lloyd AG, and a cruise line, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises which is now intregrated into TUI AG, Hanover. It was formed in 1970 as a merger of two 19th century companies, Hapag, which dated from 1847, and Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL) or North German Lloyd (NGL), which was formed in 1856. Hapag-Lloyd was acquired in 1998 by TUI AG (Hanover) and became its fully owned subsidiary in 2002. In 2009, TUI sold a majority stake to a group of private investors.The Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Aktien-Gesellschaft for shipping across the Atlantic Ocean was founded in Hamburg. In 1912, Hapag built the first of their "Big Three" ocean liners; the Imperator, followed by her sister Vaterland. The third sister, Bismarck, was under construction at the outbreak of World War I and was completed after the war for White Star Line as the Majestic. These were the first liners to exceed 50,000 gross tons and 900 feet in length.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134939323
  • 9786134939324