Swire Shipping opens new office in Papua New Guinea

PRESS RELEASE – Swire Shipping has opened a new office in Lae on 19 February 2021, strengthening its position in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the region. Located at Milford Haven Road, the office will provide easy access to the Lae port which is less than a kilometre away.

The opening ceremony was officiated by Swier Shipping’s country manager in Papua New Guinea, Alistair Skingley. “Swire Shipping has been trading in Papua New Guinea since 1941 and we are delighted to celebrate the official opening of our new office in Lae today. The Lae Port is Papua New Guinea’s busiest port and our vessels make regular port calls there. We wanted to be situated nearby so that we can be closer to our partners and better serve our customers and the community.”

To encourage collaboration and idea generation, breakout spaces are available for staff to have a meal, bond with their colleagues or hold informal meetings. Workstations are also fitted with new, ergonomic desks and chairs to enhance overall employee experience and wellbeing.

“People are our greatest assets and we strive to provide a good working environment for all our employees. Swire Shipping’s purpose is to enrich lives by connecting customers with communities in the Pacific, and we can only achieve this with the help of our people”, added Isabel Maguire, branch manager for Swire Shipping’s Lae office.

PNG is one of the key markets for Swire Shipping and the company is focused on connecting global supply chains to the communities there. In 2020, Swire Shipping upgraded its North Asia Express (NAX) and Southeast Asia (SEA) services to boost connectivity to PNG.

Swire Shipping

Swire Shipping is the brand name for all liner shipping services operated by The China Navigation Company. Dedicated to facilitating and growing trade in regions where it operates, 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.

The shipping company connects 400 ports and maintains a worldwide agency network in addition to its own representative offices across the Asia-Pacific, Pacific Islands, North America and Europe.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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