Swire Projects’s H-Class MPP Pacific Hero starts service
Swire Projects, a projects and heavy lift shipping services division of Swire Shipping, has put the H-Class vessel, Pacific Hero into service. The vessel, first of three such vessels chartered by the company, has a deadweight of 28,500 tons and a lifting capacity of up to 150 mt and is capable of moving a wide range of project cargo.
The vessel is part of the agreement unveiled in mid-2022 when Swire Projects took three multipurpose vessels on long-term charter. At the time, Swire Projects also unveiled that the vessels will be renamed Pacific Honour, Pacific Humility and Pacific Hero. The vessels have now entered the Swire Projects’ service starting with Pacific Hero.
The milestone was made even more exciting by the interesting first cargo that the Pacific Hero was tasked to carry, the company said. Working closely with German based specialists in transport and logistics, TradeLink & Associates Bremen / KSP Transport Ratingen, Swire Projects secured a cargo of brewery tanks and equipment consisting of 119 packages of about 28,900 cbm. The cargo was loaded in Rotterdam, Netherlands and discharged in Guaymas, Mexico.
“We are thrilled to finally have our H-Class vessels join the Swire Projects fleet and begin their work,” said Namir Khanbabi, general manager of Swire Projects. “These vessels are a testament to our long-term business commitment to provide the highest level of service and efficiency to our clients. We look forward to seeing all three H-Class vessels in action and delivering cargo safely and on time.”
The H-Class vessels are the latest addition to Swire Projects’ fleet of vessels, which includes a range of multipurpose heavy lift vessels.