Westwood Shipping Lines becomes Swire Shipping

Caption: Westwood now trades under the name Swire Shipping

Swire Shipping is giving up the Westwood Shipping Lines brand and integrating the carriers specialising in transpacific transports into the Group.

Swire Shipping acquired Westwood in June 2022 as part of a growth strategy to expand its liner network in North America. “With the integration of Westwood Shipping Lines, we are able to improve our services and provide our customers with an even better offering,” says Ben Pike, COO of Swire Shipping. [ds_preview]

Swire Shipping will continue to operate its Puyallup office as a regional hub for its North American operations. Seven vessels from the fleet will be deployed within the expanded network in the Westwood service, with four vessels retaining their existing Westwood name and green hulls in keeping with the company’s 130-year heritage, it said.

Swire establishes office in Tokyo

Harry Stones, the new president of Swire Shipping North America, says: “With its reputation for reliability and quality, Westwood has built a loyal following among customers and service partners in North America and North Asia.” The Westwood service complements Swire’s Sun Chief Express Ocean Service and US West Coast – Pacific Islands Service. A new office is also to be opened in Tokyo.

As of today, Westwood operates under the name Swire Shipping

Swire Shipping connects over 400 ports and offers several high-frequency liner services in the Asia-Pacific region and the Transpacific trade lane. It also offers project logistics under the brand name Swire Projects.

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