|Predecessor||Ocean Steam Navigation Company|
|Founded||1857 in Bremen, Germany|
|Founder||Hermann Henrich Meier|
|Defunct||1 September 1970|
|Fate||Merged with Hamburg America Line in 1970|
|Transatlantic, Mediterranean, Asia, and Australia|
|Co-founder and Executive Chairman |
The Norddeutscher Lloyd (literally: North German Lloyd), was a German shipping line. It was was dedicated to transatlantic transport,. The line was founded on February 20, 1857. It merged with Hamburg America Line on September 1, 1970 to found the current Hapag-Lloyd.