Our History

Founded in 1847: Take a trip back in time with us

The roots of Hapag-Lloyd AG stretch far back into the 19th century, when the founding companies – Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (Hapag) and North German Lloyd – put their first ships to sea carrying general cargo and passengers to New York. From these beginnings, in an exciting history marked by changes and upheavals, grew the leading and globally active container liner shipping company that we are today.

In our historical publications, we offer you illuminating insights into and surprising details about over one and a half centuries of company and shipping history. In particular, we will be introducing you to Albert Ballin (1857-1918), the famous director-general of Hapag, as well as the Ballin House, the headquarters of Hapag-Lloyd AG in Hamburg named after him.

Come aboard! Our voyage through time is set to begin!

 

Shipping made in Hamburg

Read all about the colourful history of Hapag-Lloyd in this detailed timeline. From an entrepreneur's dream to one of the largest shipping lines in the world.

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Albert Ballin and Hapag

Albert Ballin is regarded as having been a visionary, an innovator and Germany’s first top manager. Find out more about his story in this brochure.  

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The Ballin House – A precious detail of Hamburg's history

Information on history and architecture of the head office of Hapag-Lloyd in Hamburg

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