Deutsche Afrika-Linien

Deutsche Afrika-Linien

Deutsche Afrika-Linien is a liner shipping company operating with a focus on Africa. Established in 1924 by John Theodor Essberger, the Hamburg, Germany-based company is privately held and managed by the third generation of the  Essberger/von Rantzau family. The shipping company employs a staff of approximately 1,200 worldwide and has an annual turnover of around $350 million.

Deutsche Afrika-Linien offers 10 service routes that cover points in Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, the Indian Ocean Islands, North America, South America, and the Caribbean. The company operates 4 ships with a total capacity of 21,658 TEUs, as well as a network of 113 regional agencies.

Deutsche Afrika-Linien is part of the Deutsche Afrika-Linien/John T. Essberger Group of Companies. The Group comprises Deutsche Afrika-Linien, the traditional liner services to southern Africa, as well as the DAL service to the islands of the Indian Ocean and the group’s tramp shipping and ship management activities.

10 Sep 2013
Member lines of the Southern Africa Europe Container Service, including Deutsche Afrika-Linien, Maersk Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Safmarine...