Introduction of a direct call connecting Rabaul to markets in North Asia

Effective 4 November 2017, Swire Shipping’s North Asia service, which connects Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan to Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Pacific Islands and New Zealand will include an additional call to Rabaul, PNG.

Swire Shipping to enhance PNG liner service coverage
Caption: Swire Shipping multipurpose vessel MV Shantung - Image courtesy of Swire Shipping

Jeremy Sutton, Swire Shipping General Manager, said, “Swire Shipping has served PNG for 75 years and remains committed to strengthening our service offering in this market. The introduction of this direct call from North Asia to Rabaul complements our existing service from Southeast Asia and provides our customers with market leading transit times to PNG.”

The new Swire Shipping direct service from North Asia will call Rabaul every 20 days with a market leading transit time of 11 days from South Korea, 17 days from Japan, 21 days from China and 24 days from Taiwan.

Randy Selvaratnam, Swire Shipping Country Manager in PNG said, “Rabaul is the latest addition to an integrated Swire Shipping network that connects PNG to the rest of the world. In catering to the needs of our customers, it is also important to us that they have regular, reliable and cost-effective shipping solutions.”

Swire Shipping provides flexible multipurpose liner services with capacity for conventional, refrigerated and breakbulk cargoes. It deploys a fleet of modern and eco-friendly vessels as a long-term commitment to deliver sustainable shipping solutions to its customers.

Swire Shipping has served the businesses and communities in PNG since 1939, with its offices in Rabaul, Madang, Lae, Kimbe, Alotau, Popendetta, Kavieng and Port Moresby dedicated to delivering quality service to its customers.

Source: Swire Shipping