Swire Shipping Strengthens Pacific Liner Services


Swire Shipping, the liner shipping division of The China Navigation Company, has strengthened its Pacific network with the launch of the new Asia Pacific Australasia (“APA”) Service operating between North, East and South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

The APA Service operates three modern 34,000dwt multi-purpose vessels on a monthly frequency and is capable of carrying a wide range of break-bulk and general cargoes including project parcels and containers.

The direct ports of call are Inchon, Qingdao, Xingang, Shanghai, Kaohsiung, Sri Racha (Thailand), Singapore, Jakarta, Papua New Guinea (Motukea or Port Moresby), Brisbane, Newcastle, Melbourne, Tauranga and Wellington.

“We are delighted to confirm the deployment of these modern, high spec vessels which reinforces our long term commitment to our customers in the Pacific region” commented Toby Smith, General Manager for Swire Shipping. “APA enhances Swire Shipping’s extensive network of regional, multipurpose, liner services and specifically provides new direct break-bulk coverage to/from key ports in North Asia including Inchon, Qingdao and Xingang.”

Randy Selvaratnam, Regional Manager for Swire Shipping in New Zealand added “The APA service not only provides our customers with a brand new direct link between Asia-Pacific and Australia, it also expands Swire Shipping’s coverage of the New Zealand market by increasing our frequency to five multi-purpose voyages per month between New Zealand and key markets in the Asia-Pacific region.”

For further information please contact Lydia Pavlova, Communications Manager, Swire Shipping


Swire Shipping

Swire Shipping is the liner shipping division of The China Navigation Company, the wholly owned deep-sea shipping arm of the Swire group. The company operates ten liner trades, servicing its core trading area of Australasia, Asia and the South Pacific and extending to Europe and North America. Swire Shipping's versatile fleet of multipurpose ships is capable of carrying a wide range of general/unitised cargoes (including heavy and bulky project lifts), break-bulk parcels (steel, forest products), bulk parcels, as well as containerised cargoes (general and refrigerated).