Multipurpose carrier Swire Shipping is to enhance its North Asia liner service with an additional call at Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
The PNG liner service connects Rabaul with Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand. The new direct service from North Asia will call Rabaul every 20 days with a transit time of 11 days from South Korea, 17 days from Japan, 21 days from China and 24 days from Taiwan.
“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,” said Jeremy Sutton, Swire Shipping general manager.
Swire Shipping operates a fleet of multipurpose ships capable of carrying a wide range of cargoes including containerized, refrigerated, project, breakbulk and heavy-lift cargoes around the globe. The firm is the liner shipping division of The China Navigation Co.
Photo: The S-class multipurpose vessel Shansi. Credit: Swire