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Why work for us

We are a family-owned business, with a long and thriving shipping history of close to 150 years. As a member of the Swire group, our success is underpinned by the Group’s values of Integrity, Endeavour, Excellence, Humility, Teamwork and Continuity.

We take a long-term view of our business, anchored by our purpose of enriching lives by connecting our customers with communities in the Pacific. Through the commitment and far-sightedness of our people, as well as a keen eye on market developments, we have been able to grow and establish two highly-regarded and market-leading brands: Swire Shipping and Swire Projects. We have a large fleet of modern and eco-friendly vessels which are operated by a team of well-trained and highly-experienced crew. Onshore, we have a global team committed to delivering the best for our customers.

Our commitment to Zero Harm ensures that you will work in an environment that is safe and secure. We are dedicated to operational excellence with a focus on quality, and we strongly believe in building rewarding relationships with our stakeholders, including customers, suppliers and communities. We care for our employees and ensure that both their physical and mental wellbeing are taken care of, as part of a holistic approach. Around the world, we have colleague-led safety committees to lead, develop and implement activities that support this holistic approach.

When you join us, you will be part of a 2,600-strong company made up of nationalities from over 30 countries and 45 different ethnicities. As we continue on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion journey, we choose to hire the best talent regardless of gender, race, culture or physical abilities. We strive to bring together people with a broad range of perspectives and talents to harness the potential that diversity and inclusion bring.


We invest continuously and actively in our people, environment and company. We value our people and are passionate about developing their fullest potential. We offer a range of training at both technical and non-technical levels. We also have leading leadership and management programmes to equip our managers with the requisite leadership competencies and skills to lead their teams more effectively.

We offer:

A collaborative and supportive workplace; our leaders hold themselves to high professional and ethical standards.

Intellectually stimulating work in an international setting.

A goal-oriented environment underpinned by continuous improvement and business excellence.

The opportunity to make decisions and influence change at any level.

Access to opportunities rewarding roles and career paths.

Local and international leadership development programmes to support career growth and development.

Proactive and personalised development planning opportunities.

A company-wide reward and recognition programme.

Recognition of commitment, service and loyalty.

Health and welfare activities to cater to the well-being of our employees.

Join us now

Check out our available openings (onshore) via the following channels:

For sea-going positions, please send your applications to crew.application@swireshipping.com and we will contact you if you are shortlisted for the position applied.

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