New P&O history site

Post date: Feb 02, 2011 8:32:44 PM

A new website which records the history of the P&O Steam Navigation Company has been launched. The site, P&O Heritage (, has been created by DP World, the third largest global marine terminal operator.

DP World purchased P&O SN Co. in 2006. When they did so, they took on the substantial collections of artefacts and archives that made up the P&O Heritage Collection. In the About Us section of this new website DP World make it very clear that they take great pride in their association with the venerable history of P&O and are committed to preserving and protecting this famous British name.

The P&O Heritage Collection, which includes works of art, photographs, ship models, documents and other historical records, is maintained and preserved by a dedicated team of in-house curators. has been designed to allow the collections – and the heritage of P&O – to be more accessible to the public. It contains information and images from the history of P&O and the online archives include resources and links for people researching their family history (whether their ancestors be former members of staff or ships' passengers).

The P&O Heritage site has an extensive library of information and photographs on the ships of P&O and its constituent companies (including Overseas Containers Limited and P&O Containers). There is also an online shop selling photographs, posters, art prints and ephemera.

If you've got a few minutes to spare then please do visit Be warned though, it is very likely that you'll get hooked and will find that you spend much longer trawling through this vast online archive of fascinating material that covers the history of the company which contributed to 50% of our own P&O Nedlloyd.