Swire Shipping extends South Pacific network

PRESS RELEASE – Swire Shipping will be entering a new vessel sharing partnership from New Zealand to Tonga, Samoa (Apia), Cook Islands and Fiji. This service will depart every 10 days from Auckland.

“Today’s launch will enable us to offer expanded global coverage into the Pacific Islands, as well as specifically providing New Zealand customers with a new direct service alternative. Our aim is to offer best in class and reliable services from all key trading countries and regions importing and exporting to the Pacific Islands,” said Jeremy Sutton, General Manager, Swire Shipping.

“We will be working closely with customers to not only offer a great shipping service but also to explore opportunities for landside delivery in the Pacific Islands as well as offering innovative digital solutions”, Sutton added.

Swire Shipping will charter and deploy one vessel on the service; Matson will operate two vessels (currently MV Imua II and MV Olomana). The vessels have a cargo capacity of 8,000 tonnes and the new service will commence in January 2020.

As the liner shipping division of The China Navigation Company (CNCo), Swire Shipping provides several high-frequency liner shipping services in the Asia Pacific markets and specialises in providing a wide range of specialist customer solutions for project, heavy lift, refrigerated, breakbulk and mini-bulk cargoes.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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