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  • 2015 May 8 14:23

    Swire Shipping to offer North Asia Express service

    Swire Shipping will launch a new express service between North Asia, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Australia in July 2015. The North Asia Express (NAX) service provides a direct link between North Asia, Townsville in Australia and Lae in PNG. It offers a 16-day transit between Shanghai and Lae, and a 10-day transit between Townsville and Shanghai. NAX will complement Swire Shipping’s existing North Asia Trade, providing a market leading 10-day frequency from North Asia to Lae, , the Company's press release said.

    Jeremy Sutton, General Manager, Asia Trades said that the North Asia Express service will expand Swire Shipping’s network coverage across the region. “As part of our commitment to providing sustainable shipping solutions, Swire Shipping will be deploying two modern, highly fuel-efficient multipurpose “Chief Class” vessels to service this route,” Mr. Sutton added.

    Swire Shipping will be taking delivery of four new “Chief Class” vessels from Ouhua Shipyard over the next two months. Service schedules will be published in the next few weeks.

    The China Navigation Company Pte. Ltd. (CNCo) is the wholly owned, deep-sea ship owning and operating arm of the multinational Swire Group. CNCo was founded in 1872 in Shanghai and started its operations trading on China’s Yangtze River. CNCo has provided regional shipping services between Australia and the AsiaPacific region since 1883. The company has expanded globally while its primary operational focus remains in the Asia-Pacific region. CNCo operates a global network of multipurpose liner services for the transportation of containerised, break-bulk, heavy lift and project cargoes in addition to providing dry bulk and bulk logistics services on a worldwide basis, through its three core operating divisions - Swire Shipping, Swire Bulk and Swire Bulk Logistics.

    Swire Shipping is the liner shipping division of CNCo and operates multiple liner trades in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and the nations of the South Pacific, in addition to providing services to India, the Middle-East and Europe. Swire Shipping operates a versatile fleet of multipurpose ships capable of carrying a wide range of cargoes including containerised, refrigerated, project, breakbulk and heavylift cargoes.


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