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Bow of the "Pudong Senator" container ship
Senator Lines was a German based container transportation and shipping company headquartered in Bremen. The company was formed in 1994 with the merger of DSR-Lines GmbH (Rostock) and Senator Linie GmbH & Co. KG (Bremen).
DSR began in 1956 with service to Finland. Two years later it traveled to Egypt, following that up with service to India in 1963. "Senator Linie" was founded in 1985 by Karl Heinz Sager ex CEO of Hapag lloyd and Hans Gerd Gielessen with a chartered fleet of small container ships sailing around the world eastbound and west bound. Since 1997 the company has been majority owned by Hanjin, with F. Laeisz Shipping Company and Investment Company Bremen taking minority positions. Combining its container fleet with Hanjin's made Hanjin-Senator the seventh largest container shipping company in the world. Senator called on 250 ports in 64 countries all over the world, with a fleet of 113 container vessels.