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Shipping Lines


Note


This summary table includes only Luso-Hispanic destinations, although the larger companies also connected with other parts of the world.


COMPANY NAME FOUNDED FLAG
ROUTES1
 
TYPICAL CARGO
Booth Steamship Company 1863 British Galicia, Portugal, Madeira, Brazil   Lumber, Leather, Rubber, Passengers
Pacific Steam Navigation Company 1838 British Galicia, Portugal, Cape Verde, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Brazil   Mail, Passengers
Lamport & Holt 1845 British Portugal, Brazil, River Plate   Coffee, Passengers, Mail, Frozen Meat, Livestock
African Steamship Company (partnered with BASNC, Elder Dempster) 1852 British West Africa via Tenerife, Madeira   Cargo, Mail, Passengers, Bananas
British & African Steam Navigation Company (partnered with ASSC, Elder Dempster) 1868 British West Africa via Tenerife, Madeira   Cargo, Mail, Passengers, Bananas
Elder Dempster (agents for ASSC, BASNC) 1887 British West Africa via Tenerife, Madeira   Cargo, Mail, Passengers, Bananas
MacAndrews 1770 British/Spanish Spain & Portugal   Fruit
T&J Harrison 1853 British Mexico, Spain & Portugal   Wine & Spirits
Yeoward Brothers 1898 British Portugal, Canary Islands, Madeira   Passengers, Fruit
Sota y Aznar 1906 Spanish Spain, Canary Islands, South America   Cargo, Fruit
Larrinaga (Olano, Larrinaga & Co) (from c.1881, agents for Compañía Trasatlántica Española) 1862 Spanish/British Cadiz, Barcelona, Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico   Cargo, Mail, Military Transport
RP Houston 1880 British Argentina   Cargo, Passengers
West India & Pacific Steamship Co 1863 British Belize, Panama, Colombia, Mexico, West Indies   Cargo, Passengers
Bibby Line 1805 British Spain, Portugal, South America   Cargo, Passengers
Blue Star Line 1909 British Portugal, Canary Islands, Madeira, Argentina   Cargo, Frozen Meat
Tintoré 1852 Spanish Barcelona-Malaga-Liverpool   Fruit, Wine
Compañía Trasatlántica Española 1881 Spanish Santander, Bilbao, Vigo, Corunna, Cadiz, Cartagena, Barcelona, Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico   Cargo, Mail, Passengers