Steamships Trading Company Limited is a foreign owned, publicly listed company, that has interests in a wide range of industries including hotels, product manufacturing and distribution, IT supply and services, property, shipping and transport. The company is headquartered in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and employs approximately 3,570 people throughout its operations.

Steamships Trading Company Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the code SST.

Steamships Trading Company Limited divides its operations into the following three business divisions:

  • Commercial - Focuses on the retail sector of the company involving in the manufacturing and distribution of food products. The company also has a joint venture with Colgate-Palmolive (PNG) which manufactures and distributes oral, personal, home and fabric care products. Colgate-Palmolive Australia has management control over this joint venture. 
  • Hotels and Property - Owns and operates the chain of hotels under the Coral Sea Hotels Group and is also involved in property development and leasing business through Pacific Palms Property. The company also has a joint venture interest in Madang, Papua New Guinea, focusing on the development of a commercial property.
  • Logistics - Operates and manages coastal shipping, stevedoring and agency services in all major ports throughout Papua New Guinea. This division also provides road transport.

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