KPM Line
(Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij - Royal Packet Navigation Co.)

Netherlands/Netherlands East Indies

Sailings December 1932-July 1933
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Cremer
Van Heutsz
"Deli-Straits-China Line":

1) Singapore, Belawan (Deli), Penang.
Returned directly to Singapore.

2) Singapore, Hong Kong, Swatow, Amoy.

(1 + 2 operated as one service.)

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Sailings January-December 1933
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Nieuw Holland
Nieuw Zeeland
Singapore, Batavia, Semarang, Sourabaya, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide.
Return voyages: Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Makassar, Sourabaya, Semarang, Batavia, Singapore.

Sailings December 1935-December 1936 (issued April 1936)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Houtman
Barentsz
Roggeveen
Tasman
Bontekoe
Swartenhondt
1) Shanghai, Manila, Saigon, Koh Si Chang (Bangkok), Singapore, Batavia, Mauritius, Lourenço Marques, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Durban, Tamatave, Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez, Batavia, Singapore, Saigon, Hong Kong.
Called at Cebu, Ilo Ilo and other Philippine ports "if sufficient inducement offered", also other Madagascar ports on homeward voyages.

2) Hong Kong, Koh Si Chang (Bangkok), Singapore, Batavia, Rodriguez, Mauritius, Réunion, Tamatave, Durban, Lourenço Marques, Beira, Zanzibar, Mombasa, Mahé, Sabang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai.
Called at Moçambique, Dar-es-Salaam and Tanga "if sufficient inducement offered".

Sailings January-December 1938 for:
Nieuw Holland, Nieuw Zeeland

Ports of call:
Singapore, Batavia, Samarang, Sourabaya, Bali, Macassar, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide
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Sailings April-December 1938 (issued October 1937) for:
Boissevain, Ruys, Tegelberg

Ports of call:
Hong Kong, Manila, Saigon, Bangkok, Singapore, Batavia, Rodriguez, Mauritius, Réunion, Tamatave, Lourenço Marques, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Cape Town. Also Zanzibar, Mombasa, Mahé, Belawan Deli and Shanghai on homeward voyages.
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Sailings September 1938-June 1939 (issued August 1938)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
KPM Line:
Boissevain
Ruys
Tegelberg
Hong Kong, Manila, Saigon, Bangkok, Singapore, Batavia, Rodriguez, Mauritius, Reunion, Tamatave, Lourenço Marques, Durban, Cape Town.
Return: Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Mauritius, Reunion, Tamatave, Zanzibar, Mombasa, Mahé, Belawan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai.
Van Heutsz
Cremer
Hong Kong, Singapore
Maetsuycker Saigon, Singapore, Batavia, Semarang, Sourabaya, Port Moresby, Samarai, Salamaua, Rabaul, Auckland, Wellington, Sydney.
Return: Sydney, Port Moresby, Sourabaya, Semarang, Batavia, Singapore, Saigon.
Tasman Saigon, Singapore, Batavia, Semarang, Sourabaya, Port Moresby, Port Vila, Noumea, Auckland, Wellington, Sydney.
Return: Sydney, Port Moresby, Sourabaya, Semarang, Batavia, Singapore, Saigon.
Nieuw Holland
Nieuw Zeeland
Singapore, Batavia, Semarang, Sourabaya, Bali, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide.
Called also at Macassar between Brisbane and Bali on return voyages.
Java-China-Japan Line:
Tjisadane
Tjinegara
Shanghai, Amoy, Hong Kong, Manila, Cebu, Menado, Macassar, Bali, Sourabaya.
Return: Sourabaya, Macassar, Balikpapan, Manila, Hong Kong, Amoy, Shanghai.

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