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10 March 2023, Singapore – Swire Projects, a projects and heavy lift shipping services division of Swire Shipping, completed the inaugural voyage of its first of three chartered H-Class vessels, Pacific Hero. The versatile 28,500 deadweight multipurpose vessel has a lifting capacity of up to 150 mts and is capable of moving a wide range of project cargo.

Announced in mid-2022, Swire Projects took three multipurpose vessels on long-term charter, to be renamed “Pacific Honour”, “Pacific Humility” and “Pacific Hero”. The vessels have now entered the Swire Projects’ service starting with Pacific Hero.

The milestone was made even more exciting by the interesting first cargo that the Pacific Hero was tasked to carry. Working closely with German based specialists in transport and logistics, TradeLink & Associates Bremen / KSP Transport Ratingen, Swire Projects secured a cargo of brewery tanks and equipment consisting of 119 packages of about 28,900cbm. The cargo was loaded in Rotterdam, Netherlands and discharged in Guaymas, Mexico.

“We are thrilled to finally have our H-Class vessels join the Swire Projects fleet and begin their work,” said Namir Khanbabi, General Manager of Swire Projects. “These vessels are a testament to our long-term business commitment to provide the highest level of service and efficiency to our clients. We look forward to seeing all three H-Class vessels in action and delivering cargo safely and on time.”

The H-Class vessels are the latest addition to Swire Projects’ fleet of vessels, which includes a range of multipurpose heavy lift vessels. The company is dedicated to providing efficient, trusted and flexible shipping solutions for global industrial projects and to customers worldwide.

About Swire Projects
Swire Projects was established in October 2020 to provide specialist shipping services to the energy, renewable and infrastructure sector. By bringing together trade routes, a diversified fleet and technical expertise across the Swire Group’s marine activities, Swire Projects is set to lead a smart network of resources, enabling highly efficient, trusted and flexible shipping solutions to service clients in the project logistics sector, particularly project forwarders, EPCs, Heavy Civil and offshore energy construction players.

For more information, please see https://www.swireprojects.com.

About Swire Shipping
Swire Shipping is the wholly owned, deep-sea ship owning and operating arm of the multinational Swire group. The oldest operating entity of the group, it is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

Today, Swire Shipping is a leading provider of specialist customer solutions for various types of cargoes and aims to offer a full suite of land and ocean solutions. Dedicated to facilitating and growing trade in regions where it operates, Swire Shipping provides several high frequency liner services in the Asia-Pacific; landside logistics services; and specialist shipping services for project cargoes under the brand name, Swire Projects. It connects 400 ports globally and maintains a worldwide agency network in addition to its own representative offices across the Asia-Pacific, Pacific Islands, North America and Europe, providing its customers with dedicated service and expert market knowledge.

For more information, please visit www.swireshipping.com.

Media Contacts:
Kevin LIM
Head of Corporate Communications, Swire Shipping
Tel: +65 9296 7318
Email: kevinsp.lim@swireshipping.com

Stella CHOO
Corporate Communications Manager
Swire Shipping
Tel: +65 9126 2595
Email: stella.choo@wireshipping.com

Marketing & Tenders Manager, Swire Projects
Tel: +65 9435 6650
Email: dmitry.pismenny@swireprojects.com