Danish East Asiatic Company's Cathay in Shanghai. Along some sort of pontoon? She was built by Ramage and Ferguson in 1898 and mined in 1915. So what's that rope for that goes just over the heads of the dockers?
A brochure/itinerary of Cathay and Chitral picked up in Sydney in 1971. It shows the routes of their round 'line voyages' from Melbourne via Sydney, Port Morsby, Manila, Hong Kong, Keelung, Kobe, Hagoya, Yokohama, Rabaul then back to Australia to Brisbane, Syney and Melbourne again. This schedule