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New Zealand Shipping Company

1873 - 1973

Institution: New Zealand Shipping Company
1873 founded in Christchurch. The ships of the fleet were given Maori names.
1875 the livery was established: black hulls, white superstructure and yellow funnels.
1912 The NZSC absorbs the Federal Steam Navigation Company: the Federal Steam Navigation ships retain their house flag.
1973 Both companies are absorbed into the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O Line).