China Navigation Company changes name to Swire Shipping
The China Navigation Company (CNCo) has been renamed to Swire Shipping, as part of a strategy to streamline its brands. “It will not impact the existing nature and structure of the company, nor will it affect existing relations with customers, partners, suppliers, financial institutions, manufacturing, contracts, personnel and/or shareholders” said James Woodrow, managing director, Swire Shipping.
The company offers multipurpose liner services through Swire Shipping for the global transportation of containerised, breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargoes, whilst its projects division provides specialist shipping services to the energy, resource and infrastructure sectors in the global project logistics market.
In January 2021, CNCo’s bulk shipping division became a standalone entity under Swire Bulk. In July 2021, Swire Shipping launched its landside logistics division to offer customers enhanced services such as customs clearance, inland transportation and cargo management solutions.
Following the renaming, Swire Shipping will continue to be focused on the Pacific, a geographical region that has been the backbone of the company’s growth. In August, the company embarked on the renaming of the vessels in its fleet. By the end of October 2021, the majority of the vessels it operates will be named after a Pacific Island nation or location.