Orient Steam Navigation Company 1878 - 1960

industry:
Cruise company,
Shipping company
Nationality:
British
based:
United Kingdom

1850 - the name 'Orient' first used. 1878 - Founded as a joint venture of Anderson, Anderson & Co. and Greens and trading began the next year. 1918 - the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company acquired a controlling interest in the companys share capital. 1949 - Anderson, Green & Co acquired by P&O. 1960 - the company merged with P & O.

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