The Container Revolution
50 Years AgoVIEW
No words can express what the country owes to our merchant seamen for their services to the nation during this war.
Every Britisher and Imperialist is proud of the Peninsular and Oriental Navigation Company. We feel it is part of the British Constitution.
For all the soul of our sad East is there,
Beneath the house-flag of the P&O
I have just been shipwrecked under the auspices of P&O and I assure you that it is the pleasantest thing imaginable.
. . . But still the wild wind wakes off Gardafui, And hearts turn eastward with the P&O's.
If you are ever shipwrecked . . . do contrive to get the catastrophe conducted by the Peninsular and Oriental Company.
P&O is as old as seagoing steamships and its story weaves like a thread through the history of the British Empire.
Every P&O passenger list is a mosaic of British activities, official and unofficial, in the vast and populous regions of the Eastern seas
It is generally not appreciated that the P&O Company is one of the very few old Companies whose fortunes were founded on steam.
In all respects the house flag of the P&O is one of the most perfect I know.
I mean to slip away next month in a P&O steamer, the most comfortable place in the world to be
. . . The six weeks of the longest P&O voyage - the run to Australia. Such a journey is the cream of human experience.
The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (“P&OSNCo.”) is committed to protecting your privacy and any personal Information which we, P&O Heritage, obtain from you will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and any other laws or regulations currently in force in the United Kingdom (the Data Protection Legislation).
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We will retain information we collect about you for as long as it is necessary for us to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, or for as long as we feel it is appropriate. Please refer to the section headed ‘Your Rights’ if you would like us to erase any information about you.
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties only in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
If we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us may be one of the transferred assets.
This website provides links to external sites, to ensure our visitors are able to find all the information they require, and direct access to a print on demand service provided by King & McGaw under licence from P&OSNCo. Please refer to King & McGaw's own Terms & Conditions (King & McGaw) and Privacy Statement (King & McGaw) found on the ‘Shop’ pages of our website.
Please be aware that P&OSNCo. are unable to accept responsibility for the security of any information that you choose to divulge to any external websites.
You have the right to request access to, rectification or erasure of personal data that we hold about you as well as a right to object to and to a restriction of our processing of your personal data. You may also lodge a complaint about us with the data protection regulator in the UK: the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You also have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us at the above address or using our online enquiry form.
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