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P&O (company)

Index P&O (company)

P&O (formerly the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company) was a British shipping and logistics company dating from the early 19th century. [1]

107 relations: Admiralty, Alexandria, American International Group, Apcar and Company, Arthur Anderson (businessman), Associated British Ports, Baltimore, Bovis Homes Group, BPB plc, British and Commonwealth Holdings, British-India Steam Navigation Company, Brodie McGhie Willcox, Capsizing, Cargo liner, Cargo ship, Carlist Wars, Carnival Corporation & plc, Cádiz, Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, China, China Merchants Port, Containerization, Corporate manslaughter in English law, Criminal negligence, Crown Prosecution Service, Cruising (maritime), Cuba, DP World, Dubai, Dublin, English law, Essex, European Ferries, Ferry, First Opium War, Flag of Spain, Freight transport, Furness Withy, Havana, Iberian Peninsula, Irish Sea, Jardine Matheson, Key West, Limited liability, Lisbon, List of busiest container ports, List of ports in England and Wales, Lloyd's List, Logistics, London, ..., London City Airport, Maersk, Maersk Line, Mail, Manslaughter in English law, Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, Miami, Modern Terminals Limited, MS Herald of Free Enterprise, New Orleans, New York City, Newark, New Jersey, Ocean Group plc, Opium, Orient Steam Navigation Company, Overseas Containers, P&O Bank, P&O Cruises, P&O Ferries, P&O Irish Sea, P&O Maritime Services, P&O Nedlloyd, P&O Portsmouth, P&O Princess Cruises, P&O Stena Line, Passenger ship, PD Ports, Philadelphia, Port security, Porto, Pound sterling, Precedent, Prima facie, PSA International, Public company, Public limited company, River Thames, Roll-on/roll-off, Royal charter, Shenzhen, Shetland, Shipbroking, Southampton, Spinneys, Standard Chartered, Steamship, Takeover, Ten Pound Poms, The Peel Group, The Sunday Times, Transport, United Arab Emirates, United States dollar, Vigo, World War I, World War II, Zeebrugge. Expand index (57 more) »


The Admiralty, originally known as the Office of the Admiralty and Marine Affairs, was the government department responsible for the command of the Royal Navy firstly in the Kingdom of England, secondly in the Kingdom of Great Britain, and from 1801 to 1964, the United Kingdom and former British Empire.

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Alexandria (or; Arabic: الإسكندرية; Egyptian Arabic: إسكندرية; Ⲁⲗⲉⲝⲁⲛⲇⲣⲓⲁ; Ⲣⲁⲕⲟⲧⲉ) is the second-largest city in Egypt and a major economic centre, extending about along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country.

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American International Group

American International Group, Inc., also known as AIG, is an American multinational finance and insurance corporation with operations in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions.

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Apcar and Company

Apcar and Company was a firm founded in 1819 in India that engaged in shipping, import and export.

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Arthur Anderson (businessman)

Arthur Anderson (1792, Shetland – 27 February 1868, London) was a Scottish businessman and Liberal politician.

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Associated British Ports

Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd owns and operates 21 ports in the United Kingdom, managing around 25 per cent of the UK's sea-borne trade.

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Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.

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Bovis Homes Group

Bovis Homes Group plc is a second tier national British housebuilding company based in New Ash Green, Kent.

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BPB plc

BPB plc (British Plaster Board) was a British building materials business.

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British and Commonwealth Holdings

British and Commonwealth Holdings plc was a financial services company which used to be a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

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British-India Steam Navigation Company

British India Steam Navigation Company ("BI") was formed in 1856 as the Calcutta and Burmah Steam Navigation Company.

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Brodie McGhie Willcox

Brodie McGhie Willcox (1786–1862) was a Liberal Party Member of Parliament (MP) and the co-founder of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, one of the United Kingdom's largest shipping businesses.

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Capsizing or keeling over occurs when a boat or ship is turned on its side or it is upside down in the water.

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Cargo liner

A cargo liner is a type of merchant ship which carries general cargo and often passengers.

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Cargo ship

A cargo ship or freighter ship is any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another.

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Carlist Wars

The Carlist Wars were a series of civil wars that took place in Spain during the 19th century.

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Carnival Corporation & plc

Carnival Corporation & plc is a British-American, United States-based cruise company and the world's largest travel leisure company, with a combined fleet of over 100 vessels across 10 cruise line brands.

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Cádiz (see other pronunciations below) is a city and port in southwestern Spain.

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Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China

The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China (informally The Chartered Bank) was a bank incorporated in London in 1853 by Scotsman James Wilson, under a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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China Merchants Port

China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited is a major conglomerate based in Hong Kong and is involved in a range of businesses such as port operations, general and bulk cargo transportation, container and shipping business, air cargo, logistics park operations and paint products.

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Containerization is a system of intermodal freight transport using intermodal containers (also called shipping containers and ISO containers).

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Corporate manslaughter in English law

Corporate manslaughter is a criminal offence in English law, being an act of homicide committed by a company or organisation.

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Criminal negligence

In criminal law, criminal negligence is a surrogate mens rea (Latin for "guilty mind") required to constitute a conventional as opposed to strict liability offense.

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Crown Prosecution Service

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is the principal public prosecuting agency for conducting criminal prosecutions in England and Wales.

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Cruising (maritime)

Cruising by boat is a lifestyle that involves living for extended time on a vessel while traveling from place to place for pleasure.

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Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.

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DP World

DP World was founded in 2005 by merging Dubai Ports Authority and Dubai Ports International.

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Dubai (دبي) is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.

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English law

English law is the common law legal system of England and Wales, comprising mainly criminal law and civil law, each branch having its own courts and procedures.

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Essex is a county in the East of England.

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European Ferries

European Ferries Group plc was a company that operated in passenger and freight ferries, harbour operation and property management in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water.

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First Opium War

The First Opium War (第一次鴉片戰爭), also known as the Opium War or the Anglo-Chinese War, was a series of military engagements fought between the United Kingdom and the Qing dynasty of China over their conflicting viewpoints on diplomatic relations, trade, and the administration of justice in China.

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Flag of Spain

The flag of Spain (Bandera de España, colloquially known as "la Rojigualda"), as it is defined in the Spanish Constitution of 1978, consists of three horizontal stripes: red, yellow and red, the yellow stripe being twice the size of each red stripe.

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Freight transport

Freight transport is the physical process of transporting commodities and merchandise goods and cargo.

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Furness Withy

Furness Withy was a major British transport business.

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Havana (Spanish: La Habana) is the capital city, largest city, province, major port, and leading commercial center of Cuba.

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Iberian Peninsula

The Iberian Peninsula, also known as Iberia, is located in the southwest corner of Europe.

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Irish Sea

The Irish Sea (Muir Éireann / An Mhuir Mheann, Y Keayn Yernagh, Erse Sea, Muir Èireann, Ulster-Scots: Airish Sea, Môr Iwerddon) separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain; linked to the Celtic Sea in the south by St George's Channel, and to the Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland in the north by the Straits of Moyle.

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Jardine Matheson

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited, also known as Jardines, is a British conglomerate incorporated in Bermuda, with its primary listing on the Singapore Exchange.

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Key West

Key West (Cayo Hueso) is an island and city in the Straits of Florida on the North American continent, at the southwesternmost end of the roadway through the Florida Keys in the state of Florida, United States.

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Limited liability

Limited liability is where a person's financial liability is limited to a fixed sum, most commonly the value of a person's investment in a company or partnership.

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Lisbon (Lisboa) is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 552,700, Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2.

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List of busiest container ports

This is a list of the world's busiest container ports (ports with container terminals that specialize in handling goods transported in shipping containers) by total number of actual twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) transported through the port.

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List of ports in England and Wales

This is a list of the seaports of England and Wales, clockwise, starting from the Scottish border.

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Lloyd's List

Lloyd's List is one of the world's oldest continuously running journals, having provided weekly shipping news in London as early as 1734.

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Logistics is generally the detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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London City Airport

London City Airport is an international airport in London, United Kingdom.

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A.P. Moller–Maersk Group (Danish: A.P. Møller–Mærsk A/S), also known as Maersk, is a Danish business conglomerate with activities in the transport, logistics and energy sectors.

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Maersk Line

Maersk Line is the global container division and the largest operating unit of the Maersk Group, a Danish business conglomerate.

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The mail or post is a system for physically transporting postcards, letters, and parcels.

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Manslaughter in English law

In the English law of homicide, manslaughter is a less serious offence than murder, the differential being between levels of fault based on the mens rea (Latin for "guilty mind") or by reason of a partial defence.

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Mersey Docks and Harbour Company

The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company (MDHC), formerly the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board (MDHB), owns and administers the dock facilities of the Port of Liverpool, on the River Mersey, England.

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Miami is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida in the southeastern United States.

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Modern Terminals Limited

Modern Terminals Limited (Modern Terminals or MTL), is the second largest container terminal operator in Hong Kong, just after Hongkong International Terminals Limited.

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MS Herald of Free Enterprise

MS Herald of Free Enterprise was a roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ferry which capsized moments after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge on the night of 6 March 1987, killing 193 passengers and crew.

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New Orleans

New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Newark, New Jersey

Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County.

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Ocean Group plc

Ocean Group plc was a major British transport business.

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Opium (poppy tears, with the scientific name: Lachryma papaveris) is the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy (scientific name: Papaver somniferum).

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Orient Steam Navigation Company

The Orient Steam Navigation Company, also known as the Orient Line, was a British shipping company with roots going back to the late 18th century.

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Overseas Containers

Overseas Containers Limited (OCL) was a container shipping company formed by a consortium of British shipping companies in 1965.

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P&O Bank

P&O Banking Corporation, was a bank established in 1920, by Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company to develop its private banking business.

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P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises is a British/American cruise line based at Carnival House in Southampton, England, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & plc.

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P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries is a British-based company that operates ferries from the United Kingdom to Ireland and Continental Europe (France, Belgium and the Netherlands).

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P&O Irish Sea

P&O Irish Sea was the trading name of P&O Ferries in the Irish Sea from 1998 to 2010, when it was merged back into and rebranded P&O Ferries.

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P&O Maritime Services

P&O Maritime Services has been operating in the maritime industry since the 1960s.

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P&O Nedlloyd

P&O Nedlloyd Container Line Limited was an Anglo-Dutch worldwide ocean-going container shipping line, with dual headquarters in London and Rotterdam.

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P&O Portsmouth

P&O Portsmouth was the name for P&O European Ferries' Portsmouth operations from 1999 to 2002 when it was merged with the Dover Operations to become P&O Ferries.

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P&O Princess Cruises

P&O Princess Cruises plc (stock symbol in London and NYSE: POC) was a shipping company that existed between 2000 and 2003, operating the P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises Australia, A'Rosa Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Ocean Village branded cruise lines.

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P&O Stena Line

P&O Stena Line was formed in 1998 after the merger of P&O European Ferries (Dover) Ltd and the Dover and Newhaven operations of Stena Line.

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Passenger ship

A passenger ship is a merchant ship whose primary function is to carry passengers on the sea.

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PD Ports

PD Ports is a Middlesbrough, UK headquartered port, shipping and logistics company; owner of Teesport, and ports at Hartlepool, Howden and Keadby; with additional operations at the Port of Felixstowe, Port of Immingham, and Port of Hull.

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Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.

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Port security

Port security refers to the defense, law and treaty enforcement, and counterterrorism activities that fall within the port and maritime domain.

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Porto (also known as Oporto in English) is the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon and one of the major urban areas of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Pound sterling

The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.

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In common law legal systems, a precedent, or authority, is a principle or rule established in a previous legal case that is either binding on or persuasive for a court or other tribunal when deciding subsequent cases with similar issues or facts.

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Prima facie

Prima facie is a Latin expression meaning on its first encounter or at first sight.

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PSA International

PSA International Pte Ltd is one of the world's largest port operators.

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Public company

A public company, publicly traded company, publicly held company, publicly listed company, or public corporation is a corporation whose ownership is dispersed among the general public in many shares of stock which are freely traded on a stock exchange or in over the counter markets.

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Public limited company

A public limited company (legally abbreviated to plc) is a type of public company under the United Kingdom company law, some Commonwealth jurisdictions, and the Republic of Ireland.

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River Thames

The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.

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Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter.

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Royal charter

A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate.

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Shenzhen is a major city in Guangdong Province, China.

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Shetland (Old Norse: Hjaltland), also called the Shetland Islands, is a subarctic archipelago of Scotland that lies northeast of Great Britain.

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Shipbroking is a financial service, which forms part of the global shipping industry.

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Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, England.

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Spinneys is a supermarket chain in the Middle East which began as railway provision merchants, and expanded to a grocery firm importing British Empire goods to the Mandate Palestine.

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Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered PLC is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, England.

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A steamship, often referred to as a steamer, is a type of steam powered vessel, typically ocean-faring and seaworthy, that is propelled by one or more steam engines that typically drive (turn) propellers or paddlewheels.

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In business, a takeover is the purchase of one company (the target) by another (the acquirer, or bidder).

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Ten Pound Poms

Ten Pound Poms (or Ten Pound tourists) is a colloquial term used in Australia and New Zealand to describe British citizens who migrated to Australia and New Zealand after the Second World War.

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The Peel Group

The Peel Group (commonly known by its former name Peel Holdings) is one of the UK's foremost privately owned investment enterprises, embracing a broad range of sectors - land and property; transport and logistics; retail and leisure; energy and media.

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The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national newspaper in the "quality press" market category.

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Transport or transportation is the movement of humans, animals and goods from one location to another.

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United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE; دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة), sometimes simply called the Emirates (الإمارات), is a federal absolute monarchy sovereign state in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north.

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.

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Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, northwest Spain on the Atlantic Ocean.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Zeebrugge (from: Brugge aan zee meaning "Bruges on Sea", Zeebruges) is a village on the coast of Belgium and a subdivision of Bruges, for which it is the modern port.

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