German edition, text entirely in German. Large format hardcover, blue paper covered boards in white pictorial dust-jacket. 111 pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. First edition, with no other printings listed. A history of the Hapag-Lloyd shipping line’s Australian and South Pacific routes, with much on the 19th and early twentieth centuries. As the title suggests, the author covers the transition from passenger liners to freight and container cargoes in the latter 20th century. No previous ownership marks. Top edge of bulked sheets shows foxing, else covers, interior and dust-jacket are clean and unmarked. Text in German. Near fine in a fine dust-jacket.