Swire, Matson in NZ Vessel-Sharing Partnership

Departing Every 10 Days from Auckland

Multipurpose liner company Swire Shipping has announced plans to introduce a new vessel sharing partnership with Hawaiian shipping line Matson from New Zealand to Tonga, Samoa (Apia), Cook Islands and Fiji. 
The new service will depart every 10 days from Auckland, with Swire deploying one vessel on the service and Matson operating two vessels: the Imua II and Olomana. Swire will also work closely with customers to explore opportunities for landside delivery in the Pacific Islands as well as offering innovative digital solutions.
“Swire Shipping has built up a strong reputation for itself as a market leader connecting the Pacific Islands to the world ... Our aim is to offer best in class and reliable services from all key trading countries and regions importing and exporting to the Pacific Islands,” said Jeremy Sutton, general manager, Swire Shipping. 

Swire Shipping is the liner shipping division of The China Navigation Co., and operates a fleet of multipurpose ships specialized in carrying, breakbulk and heavy-lift cargoes around the globe.