About Us

Enriching Lives Through Connecting Our Customers With Communities

For 150 years, Swire Shipping has helped customers all over the world achieve shipping and supply chain efficiencies with our sustainable and innovative shipping and landside solutions. Our purpose is to enrich lives through connecting our customers and communities around the world. We are dedicated to facilitating and growing trade in regions where we operate, and to building long-term, sustainable partnerships with our customers, suppliers and the communities we serve

Fit for the Future

Headquartered in Singapore, Swire Shipping is a leading provider of specialist customer solutions for a wide range of cargo and aims to provide a full suite of land and ocean solutions to our customers:

High frequency liner shipping services through our liner division for the transportation of a containerised and breakbulk cargoes

Specialist shipping services to the energy, resource, and infrastructure sector in the project logistics market through Swire Projects

Landside logistics services which complement our liner shipping products through offering door-to-door solutions in the markets we serve.

We connect over 400 ports via an extensive network of services in the Asia-Pacific and globally. We maintain a worldwide agency network in addition to our own representative offices, providing our customers with dedicated service and expert market knowledge.

Our significant investment in innovation and new technology underpins our commitment to deliver agile, best-in-class logistics experiences, and new customer-centric services to our customers.

With an unrelenting commitment to customer service, operational excellence and reliability, Swire Shipping is committed to saving our customers’ time. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we work closely with them to achieve mutual success – because when they succeed, we succeed.

*Information as at October 2021.

Fast Facts






Owned and operated vessels

*as at September 2021

Our Scale

280 + Commodities carried

3.95 Million Tonnes of Cargo Carried

2,300* + Port calls per annum

Total fleet capacity of 759,320 DWT

3,400 + Customers Served

Network of 13 Liner services

Total TEU equivalent: 3.09 m NRT

(182k TEU equiv)

400 + ports connected through our network

*Calculated based on three-year average (2018, 2019, 2020) and is inclusive of Pacifica Shipping and Aotearoa Chief

Information as at September 2021.

Aotearoa Chief

MV Aotearoa Chief is a specialised self-discharging cement carrier that Swire Shipping commissioned in 2016 with New Zealand’s Golden Bay Cement. Operating on the New Zealand coast, she is tasked to carry more than 13 million metric tonnes over the life of her 20-year charter.

In September 2019, she reached the milestone of carrying one million tonnes of cement – the equivalent of 40,000 truckloads – on her 135th voyage into Auckland. This was just 30 months after she went into service. Over the period, she has made more than 365 port calls.

In January 2021, she completed her five-year survey in Devonport, Auckland.

An exemplary model of specialised tonnage, MV Aotearoa Chief is tailor-made to our customers’ needs, taking into consideration challenges and unique constraints in both ocean and coastal transportation. As every project is different, Swire Shipping has both the experience and knowledge to provide competitive solutions and services to support logistics supply chains.