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Services

Swire/UWL commits to run Vietnam-USWC service until 2024

Swire Shipping and UWL have committed to operate the Sun Chief Express service between Vietnam and Seattle until 2024. The Sun Chief Express was launched on 26 April 2022 by Swire and its exclusive NVOCC partner UWL to provide connections between Ho Chi Minh City, Haiphong, Seattle, Ho Chi Minh City using 3 Chittagongmax containerships of 2,381-2,750 teu on a fortnightly (14 days) frequency. The service offers the fastest transit times from Vietnam to the US West Coast of 19 days from Ho Chi

Pacifica

Pacifica Shipping adds 2nd ship on NZ domestic service

Pacifica Shipping, the New Zealand domestic shipping subsidiary of Swire Shipping, has introduced a second ship to its coastal schedules. The 1,368 teu TAKUTAI CHIEF (ex LIHIR CHIEF) has joined Pacifica on 9 September 2022 at Marsden Point. The ship is taken from Swire's fleet in the South Pacific and has been switched to the New Zealand flag. It joins the 1,732 teu MOANA CHIEF that has been operated on the New Zealand coastal trades since August 2019. The 2 ships will be deployed on a fixed-d

Swire

Swire completes Westwood acquisition

Swire Shipping has completed the acquisition of US-based Westwood Shipping Lines on 29 June 2022 after securing regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. The deal agreement was first announced on 28 April 2022 for Swire's affiliate SSPL US Inc to acquire Westwood from from J-WeSco, a subsidiary of The Sumitomo Warehouse Co. for $100m plus an additional payment of up to $45m subject to the finalisation of Westwood's financial results for fiscal year 2022. Swire will also acquire 4 mult

Companies

Swire Shipping acquires Westwood Shipping Lines

Swire Shipping has signed an agreement to acquire Westwood Shipping Lines from J-WeSco, a subsidiary of The Sumitomo Warehouse Co. on 28 April 2022 for $100m upon closing, plus an additional payment of up to $45m subject to the finalisation of Westwood's financial results for fiscal year 2022. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions and is expected to be concluded by June 2022. Swire will also acquire 4 multipurpose open hatch containerships of 2,048 teu/4

Services

Swire Projects offers direct HCMC-Seattle service

Swire Projects, a division of Swire Shipping, has launched a new Asia-US West Coast service that connects Ho Chi Minh City with Seattle. The service was inaugurated with the 2,381 teu CHANGSHA at Ho Chi Minh City on 25 December. Swire have been operating ad hoc FE-USWC sailings since July 2021 using the 2,750 teu HONIARA CHIEF that also joined the HCMC-Seattle run on 19 March 2022, with a third ship, the 2,381 teu MORESBY CHIEF added on 16 April 2022. The service is operated in partnership UWL

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