Good connections worldwide

What do you expect from a good carrier? Punctuality, reliability and high technical standards? What about optimum handling of your cargo, comprehensive know-how in all the trades served and complete logistical solutions across the entire logistics chain?

All that and even more – modern information systems, first-class service and efficient cost control – is what we can offer you. Because Hamburg Süd is represented at all key locations around the globe, with more than 250 offices and several thousand committed, competent employees. At the same time, we can draw on more than 50 liner services, spanning the world, connecting the continents and deploying more than 130 container ships and around 560,000 containers.

The perfect interplay of all these factors ensures that Hamburg Süd has long ranked among the best partners to be found for global marine transport. That this service spectrum has made us one of the 10 largest container shipping companies in the world, and one of the leading providers on the North-South trading routes, demonstrates that we embarked on the right course. We wish to prove to you and ourselves on a daily basis that it is worthwhile to identify further growth potential in the marketplace and incorporate it in new, innovative service concepts.

It is here that the Hamburg Süd and Aliança brands complement each other uniquely. While Hamburg Süd was founded as long ago as 1871, 80 years later, in 1951, a German emigrant family established the Brazilian line Aliança to engage in coastal shipping. In the course of implementing an active market policy and expanding Hamburg Süd's market presence, the Oetker Group acquired the company in 1998. Today, Aliança is a top address for container liner services linking South America with Europe, North America and Asia. In addition, Aliança operates in the cabotage and Mercosur trade, and offers value-added services and intermodal capability.