Wednesday 12th Dec, 2018

Swire announces changes to North Asia/Pacific service


SWIRE Shipping has announced changes to its North Asia – Pacific service in a move set to affect the Papua New Guinea and Townsville markets.

According to Swire, the upgrades will mean:

  • New 10-day service frequency;
  • Enhanced service from China to Papua New Guinea;
  • Addition of two new Chinese ports.

From 1 July 2018, Swire Shipping is to add direct calls at the Chinese ports of Nansha and Ningbo and aligning its North Asia services to provide a 10-day service frequency between North Asia and Papua New Guinea.

Other markets served by Swire Shipping’s North Asia services such as Townsville, Noumea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Zealand are expected to get greater access to China.

Swire Shipping general manager for liner trades Donald Fraser said the business was “committed to developing and upgrading our services and are delighted to provide our customers with this latest set of improvements”.

“In particular, there will be a sailing every 10 days from China to PNG, complementing our 10-day Southeast Asia-PNG and Australia-PNG services,” Mr Fraser said.

“We’re very excited to be offering our customers this comprehensive import and export network coverage.”

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