Profile – DAL Deutsche Afrika-Linien

DAL Deutsche Afrika-Linien is one of the most highly respected liner shipping companies operating with a focus on Africa. DAL combines traditional values with modern thinking and prides itself in providing a high-quality and reliable service to its clients.

DAL was among the first shipping lines serving the African continent. 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.

In our long history, DAL Deutsche Afrika-Linien has aimed at offering customers a truly personalised service. Our long experience in the trades to Africa combined with modern thinking, ensures the quick adaption to 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.

As a respected Container Ship Operator in the Trade between Europe and Southern Africa, we combine traditional values with modern thinking. DAL is a founder member of the Southern Africa Europe Service (SAECS), displaying the traditional funnel colours, and have become a sign of continuity and reliability. Offering named day, weekly departures, in a vessel sharing agreement (VSA), we operate eight modern Container vessels, built for the South Africa Trade.

A trusted supplier to two OEM’s and a number of sub suppliers, DAL understands the stringent logistics needs of the South African Automotive industry. Having an experienced local Agency organization, with five offices country wide, we are known for our reliability and attention to detail. DAL is therefore a natural partner of choice to the discerning shipper, expecting exceptional service.

The preservation of the environment is the 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 staff for the long-term. Our group values “Loyalty, Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Competence and Effectiveness” are the basis for our daily work and interaction with customers and partners.

Legal compliance with all relevant national and international conventions, laws and regulations is of the 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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