Services Operated - 1968
British India SN Co Handbook
Information revised January 1, 1968)
divided into trading groups: Home Lines, Eastern Lines, Australian
Lines, Far East Lines Three main ports - London,
- have been classified as Operating Agents and are responsible for
the overall operational control of individual services. These are:
(from Apr 1, 1968)
(to Mar 31, 1968)
service is maintained by KENYA between London and East Africa calling
at Gibraltar, Naples, (summer months only) Port Said, Aden, Mombasa,
Dar-es-Salaam and Tanga.
is supplemented by regular cargo opportunities serving the same range
of ports, but also including Middlesbrough, Antwerp, Zanzibar and
Mtwara. Additional calls may be made at Nacala and Quelimane outwards
as required and Famagusta, Marseilles, Barcelona and Cadiz, Hull and
Sunderland homewards. Red Sea ports are also served in both directions.
This Service is operated by the P&0 Company with their own and two
BI cargo vessels giving sailings at approximately three week intervals
calling as required at wayports in the Red Sea and Mediterranean.
There are facilities for the carriage of bulk oil and refrigerated
Pakistan and Ceylon
In conjunction with P&0, a monthly cargo service is maintained from
the UK and Continental ports to Madras, Calcutta and separately to
Chittagong and Chalna, serving Trincomalee and Visakhapatnam as required
via Red Sea ports.
in conjunction with P&0, are thirteen sailings a year from the UK
and Continental ports to Colombo via Red Sea ports.
Joint BI and
P&0 servIces are maintained from the UK and Continent to Karachi and
Bombay offering fifteen sailings to each separate destination per
year. This service also covers Red Sea ports. Marseilles and Genoa
There is a sailing
homeward, at least monthly, from the Bay of Bengal area serving Calcutta,
Madras and separately, Chittagong and Chalna, also calling at Visakhapatnam,
Colombo and Trincomalee as required.
service homeward is maintained from the West Coast of India including
Some of the vessels
employed in these servIces are fitted with refrigerated space and
provided with deep tanks for the carriage of bulk oil.
for twelve passengers is offered in some of the vessels.
The ships trading with Africa, India, Pakistan and Ceylon offer a
regular service between Europe and Port Said, Aqaba, Yembo, Jeddah,
Port Sudan, Massawa, Aden and Djibouti.
Approximately 40 cruises are operated annually by NEVASA and UGANDA;
the majority being for school parties between the ages of 12 and I5
years who are accommodated in dormitories. NEVASA carries 307 cabin
passengers and 1,090 dormitory passengers in 50 dormitories varying
from 12 to 42 berths. UGANDA carries 304 cabin passengers and 920
dormitory passengers in 43 dormitories varying from 14 to 34 berths.
passenger/cargo service operating to a fixed schedule is maintained
between Bombay and Gulf ports.
A regular passenger/cargo service operating to a fixed schedule is
maintained by KAMPALA and KARANJA. KAMPALA's itinerary ends at Dar-es-Salaam
while KARANJA's extends to Durban. The ships call at the Seychelles
in each direction.
are berthed from Africa to India to meet seasonal demands of cotton
service has been suspended temporarily but through cargo facilities
are offered with transhipment at Karachi and Bombay.
A regular monthly passenger/cargo service is maintained by RAJULA
between Madras and Singapore via Nagapattinam and Penang, and Port
A regular monthly service
is maintained from Calcutta, Chalna and Chittagong to Australian ports
via MalaysIa and Singapore. Extra sailings are berthed according to
are maintained from Australia to Singapore, Malaysia, Burma and the
East Coast of lndia. Calls are made at Bangkok and lndonesia as required.
All the vessels regularly employed in this trade are fitted for the
carriage of refrigerated cargo and have deep tanks fitted for the
carriage of edible oils, tallow and latex in bulk.
between West Coast India and Australia & vice-versa see Australia-Gulf.
Zealand In conjunction
with the Union Steam Ship Company a monthly cargo service is maintained
by the company's motorships BANKURA, BULIMBA and the Union Steam Ship
Company's WAITAKI and WAINUI between India and New Zealand, calling
at Ceylon, Malaysia and Singapore en route.
and WAINUI load from Calcutta and sometimes also from East Pakistan,
while BANKURA loads from Bombay and Cochin. BANKURA and BULIMBA also
call at Brisbane both southbound and northbound. BULIMBA calls at
Suva subject to inducement from Calcutta. Calls at Rangoon northbound
are arranged subject to inducement.
All four vessels
are equipped with refrigerated cargo space, while BANKURA and BULIMBA
are also equipped with tankage to carry bulk liquid cargoes.
Sailings are operated to and from the Gulf at approximately three-weekly
Intervals, vessels calIing at West Coast of India and Pakistan ports
calling en route in Indonesia and/or Ceylon as required. Sailings
from the Gulf are also, if the trade requires, routed via the Straits
and Indonesia and extended to New Zealand. Extra sailings according
to demand are berthed for the Gulf. Vessels on this service are fitted
for the carriage of refrigerated cargo while some have deep tanks
for the carriage of edible oils, tallow and latex in bulk. Some vessels
offer accommodation for a limited number of passengers.
Africa Vessels will be berthed if inducement offers.
FAR EAST LINES
cargo service is maintained between Japan and Basrah calling at West
Coast of India ports and Karachi and vice-versa. Some vessels have
accommodation for a limited number of passengers.
A monthly cargo service is maintained between Calcutta and the Far
East calling at Chittagong, Chalna, Rangoon, Malaysia, Singapore,
Hong Kong and Japan. Calls are made at Bangkok westbound occasionally
as required to cater for the Bangkok-Bay of Bengal trade.
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