3rd May 2023
Swire Shipping Strengthens Commitment to
US West Coast – Pacific Island Trade
Dear Valued Customer,
We are pleased to announce that Swire Shipping expects to enhance its commitment to trade between the US West Coast and the Pacific Islands with the introduction of a second vessel. This follows the decision by Hamburg Süd to exit the trade and would ensure that customers continue to enjoy uninterrupted service with the same 19-day service frequency and port coverage.
Swire Shipping has been part of this trade lane since 1979 and has continued to develop a strong and reputable service delivery, committing dedicated vessels to service the unique requirements and challenges of the region. The anticipated addition of a second vessel underlines our commitment to this market and to the communities of the Pacific Islands. Furthermore, the expansion of our representative office in the United States earlier this year means we are well placed to ensure customers continue to enjoy high levels of service and support.
We expect the first southbound voyage that will be offered by Swire Shipping’s enhanced service is the Mount Cameron 547S departing Long Beach on 16th June and Oakland on 19th June. We expect the first northbound voyage will be the Mount Cameron 547N departing from Papeete on 29th June.
We would like to thank Hamburg Süd for their long-standing partnership on this trade lane and look forward to welcoming existing Hamburg Süd customers on board.
If you have any further questions with regards to the above, please do not hesitate to contact your Swire Shipping representative.
Swire Shipping Trade Management