A considerable number of important steamship lines call here.
The foreign steamship companies making it a regular port of call are the Pacific Steam Navigation Co.
Honolulu is served by the Oahu railway, by electric lines to the principal suburbs, and by steamship lines to San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Manila, Salina Cruz (Mexico), Victoria, Sydney, and Chinese and Japanese ports.
Bona is in direct steamship communication with Marseilles, and is the centre of a large commerce, ranking after Algiers and Oran alone in Algeria.
In steamship lines the republic has almost nothing to show.