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Nederland Line [Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland]

1870 - 1970

Institution: Nederland Line [Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland]
The Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland ("Netherlands Steamship Company") or SMN, also known as the Netherland Line or Nederland Line, was a Dutch shipping line that operated from 1870 until 1970, when it merged with several other companies to form what would become Royal Nedlloyd. (Nedlloyd itself later merged with P&O to become P&O Nedlloyd, now a part of Maersk.) The company's motto, Semper Mare Navigandum ("Always sail the seas"), conveniently fits the same initials.