Hapag-Lloyd is a German transportation company comprising a cargo container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd AG which in turn owns other subsidiaries such as Hapag-Lloyd Ships and a cruise line Hapag-Lloyd Cruises which is now intregrated into TUI AG Hanover. It was formed in 1970 as a merger of two 19th century companies Hapag which dated from 1847 and Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL) or North German Lloyd (NGL) which was formed in 1856.