Hamburg Süd ranks among the ten largest container shipping brands worldwide and is part of Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company. Founded in 1871, Hamburg Süd is one of the Top 5 reefer brands, is among the market leaders in the North–South trades, and serves all significant East–West trade lanes. It was formerly part of the Oetker Group, but was sold to A.P. Moller–Maersk Group's shipping division Maersk Line in 2017. As a container shipping company, Hamburg Süd stands for quality, outstanding customer service, and a personal point of contact in 250 offices in over 100 countries worldwide.