London, Liverpool and Ocean Shipping Co
1901 June: the London, Liverpool and Ocean Shipping Co Ltd was formed as parent company for the revised Leyland organisation with John Ellerman holding 52% of the shares. In September it was announced that the parent company had bought 50% of the shares of George Smith’s City Line and a month later 50% of Hall Line Ltd. Ellerman personally bought the balance of the shares in the two companies. At the end of the year, a major restructuring of the group took place with all of Ellerman's holdings being sold to the parent for additional shares.
1902 The name of the parent was changed to Ellerman Lines