The New Zealand Shipping Company Assn. (Inc.)

  • Dates for your Diary

    8th March 2024

    Otaki Commemoration Service and Lunch

    The Commemoration will take place in Otaki, New Zealand on Friday the 8th March 2024.

    1130    Otaki Commemoration Service, at the ss Otaki Memorial, Otaki College. Otaki.

    1330    Celebratory Luncheon at Otaki RSA.

    The Commemoration Service is a large event, supported by the Royal New Zealand Navy, and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Government and local dignitaries are normally in attendance.

    Please contact the President or Secretary if you wish to attend this event.

    May 2024


    Date and venue to be advised.


NZ Shipping Company Assn

Welcome to the web site of The New Zealand Shipping Company Assn. (Incorporated), dedicated to the memory of the NZSCo and FSNCo.

The Shipping Company existed during the golden period of British Merchant Service. Passenger, Cargo and Cadet ships concentrated on shipping the produce of Australasia for a hundred years.

The Company existed from 1873 - 1971 with the last ships being disposed of in 1983. FSNCo existed as a shipowner from 1894 - 1983.

The Association consists of former employees of the New Zealand Shipping Company (NZSCo) and Federal Steam Navigation Co. (FSNCo).

Social gatherings take place from time to time and the Newsletter "Crossed Flags" is sent to all financial members.

To become a member, click here.

The joining fee is currently NZ$12.00, or the equivalent amount in other currencies.

Annual subscriptions are currently set at zero.

We hope you enjoy the history and share your memories. Why not add your name to our database and contact old friends and shipmates.

Have your say - enquire about a shipmate - ask a question. Visit our Facebook page

Our current Newsletter may be found on the "Members only" page.


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• Members' photos
• Latest members' list
• Latest newsletter