Hong Kong General Letters

Scope and Content

Two files of correspondence between John Swire & Sons, and Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong, regarding the routine management of the China Navigation Company. The letters cover the following areas in particular: Australian Trade and Australia and New Zealand Eastern Shipping Conference [ANZESC]; southbound pool; China Navigation Company applications to Australia-Singapore and West Malaysia Outward Shipping Conference [AUSMACON]; Crusader Steamship Company; rate increases in China; Cargo handling; finance; Japan New Guinea trade; Indo-China Steam Navigation Company [ICSNCo]; pilgrims; Reliance Industries Limited [RIL]; S Class vessels; tonnage (new and disposition); carriage of Gurkhas. Includes index


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