Heap Eng Moh Steamship Co

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Heap Eng Moh Steamship Co.
Formerly called
NV Kian Gwan
Founded 1905
Founder Oei Tiong Ham
Website {{#property:P856}}

Heap Eng Moh Steamship Co. was a shipping line owned by Oei Tiong Ham, a Chinese Indonesian businessman.


The company was founded by Oei Tiong Ham under the name "NV Kian Gwan" in 1905. His first ship was the Giang Bee. The company was renamed as the Heap Eng Moh Steamship Company in 1909. Oei left the company in 1928. The majority of the shares were purchased by KPM.[1]


Some records of Heap Eng Moh Steamship Company are held in the National Archives of Singapore.[2]


  1. Campo, Joseph Norbert Frans Marie à (2002). Engines of Empire : steamshipping and state formation in colonial Indonesia. Hilversum: Verloren. pp. 331–332. ISBN 90-6550-738-8. 
  2. "HEAP ENG MOH STEAMSHIP CO LTD". nas.gov.sg. Retrieved 2015-12-24.