Senator Lines is 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 1963 with an all chartered fleet. 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 makes Hanjin-Senator the seventh largest container shipping company in the world. Senator calls on 250 ports in 64 countries all over the world, with a fleet of 113 container vessels.