Lyttelton announcement for Trans Tasman Service

27th February 2013


Service development – Lyttelton direct port call

Swire Shipping is pleased to announce commencement of monthly direct calls into Lyttelton with the Trans Tasman service, the first vessel being Tasman Sky v1304E.

As the Christchurch rebuild program is about to begin in earnest, Swire Shipping has fielded requests from both shippers and importers to provide a direct call to meet increasing demand for construction building material, in particular steel beam and plate. The monthly call will provide a reliable and sustainable supply chain to feed the redevelopment of Christchurch city, providing direct link from Australia and also connecting with our southbound Asian services over Auckland. In addition, the direct call will provide local exporters opportunity to ship both containerised and break-bulk cargo to Australia and connect into the Swire Shipping network for destinations such as Papua New Guinea and the Central Pacific.

To accommodate the Lyttelton port call and remain within the current round voyage structure, Brisbane will also be serviced on a monthly basis with the first omission being the Tasman Sky v1304W.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact your local Swire Shipping representative or our Customer Service Department on 1300 550 505 is Australia and 0800 947 947 in New Zealand

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