Madang Direct Calls

30th August 2013


Swire Shipping is delighted to announce the return of direct calls to Madang, Papua New Guinea. The calls will commence with the Kokopo Chief v1343N, with every Kokopo Chief thereafter also calling direct on a monthly basis.

After numerous requests from the Madang Business community for a direct Swire port call, we are responding in order to continue improving efficiency and service for our Madang customers. The service will improve existing delays resulting from transhipment, requiring clearing customs in Lae and Port Moresby and the impact that cargo delays have on sales.

This is an exciting opportunity for importers and exporters alike and will provide direct monthly links to key ports in Australia. The greater Pacific and USA can also be serviced via transhipment.

This week’s schedule will reflect the addition and a snapshot of Madang calls is below to assist with forward planning.

AUMEL 10-12 Oct AUMEL 14-16 Nov AUMEL 19-21 Dec
AUSYD 14-15 Oct AUSYD 18-19 Nov AUSYD 23-24 Dec
AUBNE 17-18 Oct AUBNE 21-22 Nov AUBNE 26-27 Dec
PGMAG 31-31 Oct PGMAG 05-05 Dec PGMAG 09-09 Jan
AUMEL 14-16 Nov AUMEL 19-21 Dec AUMEL 25-28 Jan
AUSYD 18-19 Nov AUSYD 23-24 Dec AUSYD 30-31 Jan
AUBNE 21-22 Nov AUBNE 26-27 Dec AUBNE 02-04 Feb

* Dates subject to change

Most importantly Kokopo Chief v.1348 will reach Madang in perfect timing to have product on shelves before Christmas.

All Madang cargo will have guaranteed space.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact your local Swire Shipping representative or our Customer Service Department in Australia on 1300 550 505.

Kind regards,
Swire Shipping