Swire Shipping makes change at the helm
Swire Shipping has made a number of changes at the leadership positions with Jeremy Sutton taking over as managing director from James Woodrow. Woodrow is relocating to the UK to serve as managing director of James Finlay, another Swire company.
“I am extremely honoured to take the helm during Swire Shipping’s 150th year. With very supportive shareholders and a great leadership team, we intend to continue to focus on growing Swire Shipping’s three core operating businesses of liner, projects and landside, while maintaining an absolute focus on safety,” commented Jeremy Sutton.
Chris Daniells has been appointed as managing director of Swire Projects which is an operating business of Swire Shipping providing specialist shipping services to the energy, resource and infrastructure sector. Daniells will also retain his current portfolio as chief commercial officer (CCO) of Swire Shipping.
Woodrow oversaw the renaming of the China Navigation Company (CNCo) in October last year, as part of Swire’s strategy to streamline its brands. The company provides multipurpose liner services through Swire Shipping for the global transportation of containerised, breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargoes, whilst its projects division, Swire Projects, provides specialist shipping services to the energy, resource and infrastructure sectors in the global project logistics market.
In November last year, Swire Projects expanded its core operating fleet, securing six multipurpose heavy lift vessels on a long-term charter with Nordic Project & Finance under undisclosed terms. The long-term charters include four 12700 dwt and two 19600 dwt MPP vessels built between 2007 and 2011.