Hapag-Lloyd completed the acquisition of the container liner business of another German carrier, Deutsche Afrika-Linien (DAL). DAL's container liner business is long established, with a long history, serving four liner routes between Europe, South Africa and the Indian Ocean, with particular strength in Africa. It employs more than 150 people and operates a container capacity of 6,589 TEUs and approximately 17,800 containers. Hapag-Lloyd is a major player with offices in 129 countries and major hubs around the world, with a fleet of 237 container vessels and 122 liner services. The company plans to integrate DAL's container liner business into its own by the fourth quarter of 2022.