The German Pride Of The Atlantic
The German shipping company NordDeutscher Lloyd (NDL) (English: North German Lloyd) was established by Hermann Heinrich Meier and Eduard Crüsemann in Bremen on 20th February 1857. It developed into one of the most important German shipping companies in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was instrumental in the sustained economic development of the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven. On 1st September 1970, the company merged with Hamburg America Line (Hamburg-Amerika Linien AG – HAPAG) to form Hapag-Lloyd AG.
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