About Us

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide fast, reliable and safe liner shipping services for the transportation of containerised and break-bulk cargoes between Europe, Africa and the Indian Ocean, with the aim of achieving long term profitability by providing all customers at all times a qualitative superior service.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be recognized as the first choice qualitative specialist for liner shipping services within the African and Indian Ocean liner trade.

Our Values

Loyalty, Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Competence, Effectiveness

Quality & Sustainability


In our long history DAL Deutsche Afrika-Linien has always aimed at offering our customers a truly personalized service of highest quality. Our long experience in the trades to Africa combined with modern thinking ensures the quick adaption to the changing customer requirements. We are continuously looking for ways to improve our processes to ensure excellent, tailor-made and innovative services now and in the future.


DAL was among the first shipping lines serving the African continent. Since then we successfully operate as an independent family-owned company with a sound business philosophy. We make careful investment decisions and strive for long-term profitability and long-term relationships with customers and business partners.


The preservation of the environment has highest priority for our company. We constantly try to reduce the environmental impact of our activities by taking appropriate measures and setting environmental goals. Employees and business partners are encouraged to protect our limited natural resources and treat the environment responsibly.

Social Responsibility

As a family-owned company we care about our employees by respecting the individual, offering equal opportunities and diversity. We invest in the development of our employees and wish to keep them long-term. Our group values “Loyalty, Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Competence and Effectiveness” are the base for our daily work and interaction with customers and partners.


Legal compliance with all relevant national and international conventions, laws and regulations is of highest importance. When cooperating with customers, partners, competitors and authorities we act with transparency and condemn any engagement in illegal actions.


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