German edition, text entirely in German. Large format hardcover, red cloth in white pictorial dust-jacket. 145 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 east Asian 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.