Swire bulk launches new liner service
The Singapore-based dry bulk trading division of the multinational Swire Group, Swire bulk, launched a new liner service in June, connecting Europe and Southeast Asia. One to two vessels will be deployed on a monthly rotation. Swire hopes to offer customers more frequent and reliable sailings.
The cargo focus of this new line, launched by the parcelling division, includes project cargo and renewables, in addition to steels, dry-bulk, wood and forestry products, as well as bagged and industrial commodities.
The Asian ports on this new line, which are also the loading ports, are the Indonesian port of Amamapare, the city-state of Singapore, and Dahej, in India.
The European ports, which are also the discharge ports, are Huelva, in Spain, the Belgian port of Antwerp, and Brunsbuttel in Germany. Though this is a fixed route, clients have the option of requesting an additional port of call.
The company has been undergoing much change these past years. Indeed, established in 2012 as the dry bulk trading division of The China Navigation Company (CNCo), it was renamed Swire Shipping in 2021. Last year, Swire also expanded of its core operating fleet, and opened an office in Papua New Guinea.
This year, Swire also acquired Westwood Shipping Lines, and made a number of leadership changes.
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