Continental Shipping Lines (Johnsonverse)

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Continental Shipping Lines logo 1968-1981 and 1992-present.png
he CSL logo from 1967 to 1981 and since 1992.
Type: Subsidiary
Industry: Transportation
Traded as: CSL
Key people: Tim Johnson (CEO)
Founded: March 1, 1875; 145 years ago
San Jose, California
Headquarters: San Jose, California
Areas served: North America

Continental Shipping Lines (often shortened to CSL) is an American ocean and cruise line based at San Jose, California. It was founded in 1875, and is one of the largest lines in the world.

The line has over 500 ships, including cruise liners, ocean liners, and tenders. It is owned and operated by Johnson Industries as one of its largest subsidiaries.


Beginnings (1875-1880)

The Continental Shipping Lines logo from 1878 to 1967.

In 1875, after

Expansion (1880-1914)

World War I (1914-1918)

Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)

The Continental Shipping Lines logo from 1981 to 1992.