Now you can get this beautiful Hamburg Süd container ship for your home or office. Our master craftsmen handcraft these nicely detailed models from scratch using her photographs, drawings and original plan. The model is built to scale with top quality wood such as teak, mahogany with hollow superstructure and hull. She is 100% handcrafted individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to to building of actual ship. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. This Hamburg Süd container ship model is mounted on solid wood base and ready to display.
Hamburg Süd is a shipping line on the North-South ocean trade routes, in which was part of the Oetker Group and sold to A.P. Moller–Maersk Group’s shipping division Maersk Line
In 1871 Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft (Hamburg – South America Steam Shipping Company or Hamburg South America Line) was established by a conglomerate of 11 Hamburg-based merchant houses. Three steam-ships totalling 4,000 GRT provided a monthly shipping service to Brazil and Argentina. By 1914 the company was operating over 50 ships totaling approximately 325,000 GRT. World War I culminated in the loss of all Hamburg Süd’s vessels, and the company was forced to begin again by chartering vessels.
The early 1950s saw the company embark on tramp shipping and tanker shipping, and large growth of refrigerated cargoes. In 1955 the Dr. August Oetker company took the company over, and began rapid expansion of the liner and passenger services. The takeover of Deutsche Levante Linie in 1956 saw the company commence its first foray into the Mediterranean. 1957 saw liner services begin between North America and Australia/New Zealand, with the Columbus New Zealand being the first container ship to ply trade-lanes in the region in 1971, pioneering containerization in the Pacific.