Royal Interocean Lines - RIL
(Java-China Line - Koninklijke Java-China Paketvaart Lijnen - KJCPL)

Netherlands/Hong Kong

In 1947, Java-China-Japan Lijn was transformed into Koninklijke Java-China Paketvaart Lijnen,
better known as Royal Interocean Lines. Many KPM ships were eventually transferred to the new company.

Sailings March 1956-June 1957 (issued May 1956)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Boissevain
Ruys
Tegelberg
Yokohama, Nagoya (optional), Osaka (optional), Kobe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Swettenham and/or Penang, Mauritius, Lourenço Marques, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Buenos Aires.

Return voyages: Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Mauritius, Belawan (one call each, otherwise optional), Singapore, Manila (Boissevain called once, otherwise optional), Hong Kong, Kobe, Osaka (optional), Nagoya (optional), Yokohama.

Tjitjalengka
Tjisadane
Yokohama, Nagoya (optional), Osaka (optional), Kobe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Swettenham and/or Penang, Mauritius, Lourenço Marques (Tjitjalengka only), Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Buenos Aires.

Return voyages: Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kobe, Osaka (optional), Nagoya (optional), Yokohama.

Tjinegara
(one homeward voyage as Straat Makassar before being renamed)
Yokohama, Nagoya (optional), Osaka (optional), Kobe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Swettenham and/or Penang, Mauritius (optional), Lourenço Marques, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Buenos Aires.

Return voyages: Buenos Aires, Montevideo (optional), Santos, Rio de Janeiro (optional), Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Lourenço Marques (as Tjinegara only), Mauritius, Belawan, Penang and/or Port Swettenham, Singapore, Manila , Hong Kong, Kobe, Osaka (optional), Nagoya (optional), Yokohama.

Click to view a brochure with photos of the Ruys and Tjitjalengka
Click to view a brochure with photos of the Tegelberg

Click for a view of the interior of the brochure
Promotional brochure (no sailings listed) (issued July 1963)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Tjiluwah
Tjiwangi
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Yokkaichi, Nagoya, Tokyo.
Return voyages via Yokohama, Osaka, Kobe and Hong Kong to Sydney and Melbourne.
Click to view a brochure with photos of the Tjiluwah and Tjiwangi (1)
Click to view a brochure with photos of the Tjiluwah and Tjiwangi (2)

Click for a view of the back of the brochure
Sailings November 1964-October 1965 (issued December 1964)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Straat Soenda
Straat Colombo
Straat Chatham
Tjipanas
Shanghai, Hong Kong, Saigon (optional), Singapore (optional), Durban, Cape Town, Luanda, Matadi (optional), Douala (optional), Port Harcourt, Lagos, Apapa, Cotonou (optional), Lomé (optional), Tema, Takoradi, Abidjan, Monrovia, Freetown, Dakar.
Return voyages: Dakar, Takoradi, Tema, Lagos, Apapa, Benin, Port Harcourt, Matadi (optional), Lobito (optional), Walvis Bay (optional), Cape Town, Durban, Lourenço Marques (most voyages), Singapore, Manila (optional), Hong Kong, Shanghai (optional), Japanese ports (probably Moji, Kobe and Yokohama).

(Image courtesy of Theo Strauss)
Click for larger view
Sailings April 1968 (various dates depending on route)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Sailings Far East-Africa-South America March-September 1968
Ruys
(last voyage Apr-Aug before scrapping)
Yokohama, Nagoya, Kobe, Pusan (optional), Naha (optional), Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Swettenham, Penang, Mauritius, Lourenço Marques, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
Return voyage: Buenos Aires, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London (optional), Durban, Mauritius, Singapore, Manila (optional), Hong Kong, Kobe.
Boissevain
(last return voyage Apr-June before scrapping)
Buenos Aires, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London (optional), Durban, Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kobe.
Straat Banka Yokohama, Nagoya, Kobe, Pusan (optional), Naha (optional), Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Swettenham, Penang, Mauritius, Lourenço Marques, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Rio Grande (optional),Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
Return voyage: Buenos Aires, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador/Recife (optional), Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London (optional), Durban, Mauritius, Singapore, Manila (optional), Hong Kong, Kobe.
Freighter w/passenger accomodation:
Straat Rio

Freighters w/no passenger accomodation:
Straat Fiji
Straat Florida
Straat Fushimi
Straat Futami
Straat Hobart
Straat Holland
Straat Hong Kong

Kobe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Swettenham, Penang, Mauritius, Lourenço Marques, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Rio Grande (optional), Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
Return voyages: Buenos Aires, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador/Recife (optional), Cape Town, Port Elizabeth (optional), East London (optional), Durban, Mauritius (optional), Singapore, Manila (optional), Hong Kong, Kobe.
Sailings Japan-West Africa April 1968-March 1969
Freighters w/passenger accomodation:
Straat Franklin
Straat Frazer
Straat Freetown
Straat Fremantle
Japan, Durban, Cape Town, Lagos (Apapa), Tema, Takoradi, Monrovia, Freetown.
Return voyages: Freetown, Abidjan, Takoradi, Tema, Lagos (Apapa), Walvis Bay, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan.
Sailings Far East-East Africa April 1968-March 1969
Freighters w/passenger accomodation:
Tjibantjet
Tjibodas
Tjikampek
Tjipondok
Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mahé (every other voyage), Mombasa, Tanga, Zanzibar, Dar-es-Salaam, Beira.
Return voyages: Beira, Lourenço Marques (omitted on every third voyage), Mtwara, Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga, Mombasa, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Manila (optional), Hong Kong, Japan.
Sailings China-Hong Kong-West Africa April 1968-March 1969
Freighters w/passenger accomodation:
Straat Bali
Straat Magelhaen
Straat Mozambique
Straat Towa
Hollands Dreef
Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Durban, Cape Town, Luanda, Pointe Noire, Lagos (Apapa), Cotonou, Lomé (optional), Tema, Takoradi, Abidjan, Monrovia, Freetown, Conakry, Dakar.
Return voyages: Dakar, Takoradi, Tema, Lagos (Apapa), Matadi (optional), Lobito (optional), Walvis Bay (optional), Cape Town, Durban, Lourenço Marques, Singapore, Manila (optional), Hong Kong, Shanghai (optional on certain voyages; omitted on other), Japan.
Sailings China-East Africa April 1968-March 1969
Freighters w/passenger accomodation:
Tjiliwong
Tjimanuk
Tjitarum
Hsinkang, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mogadiscio, East Africa (Mombasa, Tanga, Zanzibar, Dar-es-Salaam, Mtwara).
Return voyages: East Africa, Beira, Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai (optional), Hsinkang.
Sailings Africa-New Zealand April 1968-March 1969
Freighters w/passenger accomodation:
Straat Lagos
Straat Luanda
Durban, Lourenço Marques, Beira, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanga, Mombasa, Mauritius (optional), Auckland, Napier, Wellington, Lyttelton, Dunedin.
Return voyages: Dunedin, Bluff (optional), ports within Sydney/Fremantle range, Durban.
Sailings West & South Africa-Australia April 1968-April 1969
Freighters w/passenger accomodation:
Straat Le Maire
Straat Luzon
Lagos, Tema, Takoradi, Abidjan, Cape Town, Durban, Lourenço Marques (optional), Melbourne, Hobart (optional), Sydney.
Return voyages: Sydney, Auckland, Dunedin (optional), Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Lagos.
Sailings East & South Africa-Australia February-October 1968
Freighters w/passenger accomodation:
Straat Chatham
Straat Clement
Straat Cumberland
Straat Johore
Straat Singapore
Straat Van Diemen
Mombasa, Tanga, Dar-es-Salaam, Lourenço Marques, Durban, Cape Town, Fremantle (Chatham, Clement, Singapore only), Adelaide (Chatham, Clement, Singapore only), Melbourne, Sydney.
Return voyages: Sydney, Brisbane (Cumberland, Johore, Van Diemen only), Hobart (optional), Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Mauritius, Durban, Lourenço Marques, Beira, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanga, Mombasa.
Sailings Australia-Japan-Hong Kong-Australia April 1968-July 1969
Tjiluwah
Tjiwangi
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Yokkaichi, Nagoya, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe.
Return voyages: Kobe, Keelung, Hong Kong, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne.
Sailings India-Australia February-November 1968
Tjinegara

Freighters w/passenger accomodation:
Straat Clarence
Straat Colombo
Straat Lombok

Bombay, Cochin, Alleppey (optional), Colombo, Trincomalee, Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne.
Return voyages: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Singapore, Malacca, Penang, Colombo, Bombay.
Sailings East Asia-New Zealand March-December 1968
Freighters w/passenger accomodation:
Straat Madura
Straat Torres

Also Houtman (freighter w/no passenger accomodation) on similar itineraries

Typical voyages:

1) Singapore, Lautoka, Suva, Auckland, Wellington, Picton (optional), Lyttelton.
Return voyages: Auckland, Cairns (optional), Manila, Hong Kong, Bangkok (optional), Port Swettenham, Singapore.

2) Singapore, Lautoka, Suva, Auckland, Wellington, Lyttelton, Dunedin.
Return voyages: Auckland, Cairns (optional), Manila, Hong Kong, Bangkok (optional), Port Swettenham, Singapore.

Sailings South Pacific-Australia February-September 1968
Freighters w/passenger accomodation:
Van Cloon
Van Neck
Van Noort

Freighter w/no passenger accomodation:
Sigli

Bangkok, Songkhla (optional), Sibu, Kuching, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Brisbane (optional), Sydney, Melbourne.
Return voyages: Melbourne, Devonport (optional), Sydney, Tawau (Van Neck and Van Noort only), Sandakan (Van Cloon and Sigli only), Kota Kinabalu, Labuan, Bangkok.
Sailings Australia-Latin America April-December 1968
Freighter w/passenger accomodation:
Straat Cook
Brisbane, Newcastle, Port Kembla, Melbourne, Durban, Cape Town (optional), Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo (optional), Buenos Aires.
Return voyages: Buenos Aires, São Francisco do Sul, Santos (optional), Rio de Janeiro (optional), Cape Town (optional), Durban, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane.
Sailings Gulf-East & South Africa March-June 1968
Freighters w/no passenger accomodation:
Camphuys
Van Riebeeck
Durban, Lourenço Marques, Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Mombasa, Mukalla, Muscat, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, Basrah, Korramshahr, Abadan.
Return voyages: Abadan, Kuwait, Muscat (optional), Mukalla, Mombasa, Zanzibar, Dar-es-Salaam, Beira, Durban.
Freighter w/no passenger accomodation:
Silindoeng
Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Mombasa, Kuwait, Basrah, Korramshahr, Abadan.
Return voyages: Abadan, Dar-es-Salaam, (Zanzibar, Mombasa).

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Click to view a cavalcade of sailing schedules from 1968 to 1971.
(All courtesy of Theo Strauss)

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See the archives section for more brochures of Royal Interocean Lines.
See also the shipping in 1971 section.

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Royal Interocean Lines fleet information, history etc. on the following website:

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This page last updated June 21, 2011.