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To Europe:

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company – 24 The Bund; Mail service fortnightly, connecting at Colombo; intermediate service every fourteen or fifteen days.

Messageries Maritimes – French Bund, next to French Consulate; Fortnightly service alternating with P.& O.

(Note: in the case of both these companies, the tender leaves Shanghai to join the steamer at Woosung the night before sailing)

Norddeutscher Lloyd – Melchers and Co., French Bund; fortnightly service (calls at Southampton)

Nippon Yusen Kaisha – North Yangtze Road; Fortnightly service (calls at London)

East Asiatic Steamship Company – 16 The Bund; service monthly. Does not touch any English port.



Nippon Yusen Kaisha – Fortnightly to Seattle.

Occidental & Oriental Steamship Company and Pacific Mail Steamship Company – Fearon, Daniel & Co., 21A Szechuen Road; To San Francisco.

Northern Pacific Steamship Company – Dodwell & Co., Canton Road (corner of the Bund)


To Canada:

Canadian Pacific Royal Mail – Jardine, Matheson & Co., 27 The Bund

China Navigation Company – Butterfield & Swire, French Bund

Eastern & Australian Steamship Company – Gibb, Livingston & Co., 2 Jinkee Road

Chinese Eastern Railway Company – 10 The Bund


To Australia:

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. – via Colombo

Eastern & Australian Steamship Company – Monthly service.

China Navigation Company – About three weeks

Nippon Yusen Kaisha – Monthly service


To Japan:

The principal ports in Japan – Nagasaki, Kobe, Yokohama – are best reached by the mail steamers to Canada and the United States; also by the Messageries Maritimes, and the Nippon Yusen Kaisha.





It is impossible to give details of the sailings of steamers to the ports on the coast of China likely to be visited by tourists. To some, such as Tientsin, there are frequent sailings, sometimes in the season a boat almost every day. To others, like Wenchow, there is a boat once a week, and to others, like Amoy, the sailings are quite irregular.


The best plan is to watch the English daily papers, in which full notices of all sailings are given, and apply to the companies concerned.

Korea and Vladivostock are reached by the steamers of the East Asiatic and Chinese Engineering and Mining Co.

Note:- as regards these coast steamers, it must be noted that they do not sail with the punctuality of mail steamers. Hence ample margin must be allowed for connection at other ports. Visitors to the coast may also be reminded that these local steamers, being small compared to mail steamers, carry relatively few passengers – a dozen or so first class. Hence early application for a passage should be made.


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