AP Moller-Maersk is ditching the Hamburg Sud and Sealand brands.

The Danish liner shipping giant described the move as part of its plan to create “a singular, unified brand”.

The decision means an end to the Hamburg Sud name. Maersk acquired the 152-year-old German company in late 2017.

It will also mean the disappearance of the Sealand brand, which operates in the Americas, Europe and Asia.