Swire and AAL join forces to Australia

Proving how tricky the liner/heavylift trades are in and out of Australia at present, two foes have joined forces on the trade.

Swire Shipping has entered into a space sharing agreement with AAL to boost its North Asia to Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) service that will commence on 14 December 2015.

The load ports are Tianjin, Qingdao and Shanghai in China; Incheon and Pusan in South Korea; Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Phu My in Vietnam. Destination ports are Brisbane, Newcastle, Melbourne, Geelong and Bell Bay in Australia.

Swire Shipping will be deploying two new S-Class multipurpose vessels while AAL will deploy two A-Class heavylift vessels on the route.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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