SINGAPORE: In September Swire Shipping will upgrade its multipurpose liner service and introduce a fixed day weekly delivery schedule into Guam and Saipan.
After four years of continuous service in Guam, Swire Shipping introduced its first call to Saipan late last year and has since been operating in both markets every two weeks.
Swire Shipping general manager Jeremy Sutton commented: “Swire Shipping has been a leading provider of sustainable shipping solutions to the Pacific Islands for about 80 years. Today, while we operate a global network, this region remains as one of our key markets. We have a long-term commitment to our customers and the communities in the Pacific Islands and will always find ways to serve them better and to connect them to the rest of the world.”
Swire Shipping said it will work with APL on its regular service between South Korea, Japan, Guam and Saipan to improve supply chain efficiency and inventory management. The result will enable communities in Guam and Saipan to receive food and groceries on a regular weekly basis.
APL senior vice president of the Guam Trade Eric Mensing added: “We’re excited that our Guam Saipan Express service is being counted on for service excellence and hope that this leads to other areas of cooperation with Swire Shipping. Swire has a similar long and proud history of providing a high degree of service to their customers just like we do, so the fit is good. APL is committed to Guam and Saipan and we will be here for a long time.”
Swire Shipping operates a fleet of multipurpose ships capable of carrying a wide range of shipments including containerized, refrigerated, project, breakbulk and heavylift cargoes.
Swire Shipping is the liner shipping division of The China Navigation Company (CNCo) and operates multiple liner trades in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and the nations of the South Pacific. Founded in 1872, CNCo also operates liner services to India, the Middle East and Europe.