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Messageries Maritimes [Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes]

1871 - 1977

Institution: Messageries Maritimes [Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes]
The company was created in 1851 operating under the name Messageries Nationales, then Messageries Impériales, and finally in 1871 the Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes. The Messageries Maritimes stopped it's passenger service in 1972, but continued with freight till 1976. In February 1977 Messageries Maritimes merged with CGT to become the Compagnie Générale Maritime (CGM).