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Marine Services

Swire group's involvement in the marine industry dates back over 140 years, with interests covering a wide range of activities. These include liner shipping and the provision of offshore support services to the international oil and gas industry; harbour and ocean towage and salvage; and ship repair and shipping agency services.

The China Navigation Company (CNCo) was established by Swire in 1872 – originally to operate paddle steamers on China's Yangtze River. Today, in addition to ship owning and management, CNCo acts as the holding company for Swire's liner shipping operations and shipping agency businesses, which are concentrated in its core trading region in the Asia Pacific.

The 1970s oil boom encouraged Swire to become involved in offshore marine support, forming Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) in 1975. Since then, the company has established a reputation as one of the leading service providers in the industry, equipped to support a wide range of offshore activities including exploration, wind turbine installation, drilling, production, pipe-lay, sub-sea construction, and rig moves.

Shipping Lines
The China Navigation Company Limited (CNCo)

The China Navigation Company Limited (CNCo)

The China Navigation Company is the wholly owned deep-sea shipping arm of John Swire & Sons Limited. Headquartered in Singapore, the company has established representative offices in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, Papua New Guinea, the USA and the UK. The company operates a global network of multipurpose liner services, dry bulk, and bulk logistics services through its three business divisions: Swire Shipping, Swire Bulk, and Swire Bulk Logistics.

CNCo owns a diverse fleet of container, multipurpose, general cargo and bulk carrier vessels to service its global trades. These owned vessels are supplemented by chartered-in vessels on a mixture of short, medium and long term charters to meet the requirements of CNCo's liner business – Swire Shipping, and handysize dry bulk business – Swire Bulk. CNCo has scaled up its newbuilding programme over the past couple of years to renew and expand its fleet. Twelve eco-friendly multipurpose vessels and 28 handysize bulk carriers, comprising 24 Swire B.Delta39 bulk carriers (20 loggers and four grabbers) and four Imabari 38 loggers were ordered for delivery from 2013 to 2016. In addition, Swire Bulk Logistics will take delivery of a 9,000dwt cement carrier in the last quarter of 2016. The multipurpose fleet is deployed in CNCo's liner shipping business, Swire Shipping, while all 28 handysize bulk carriers will be deployed in CNCo's dry bulk division, Swire Bulk. In addition to vessels deployed in core operating divisions, CNCo has interests in two 2,100 teu container vessels and six 1700 teu newbuilding container vessels through its shareholding in Mandarin Shipping Limited.

CNCo around the world

Consort Express Lines

Consort Express Lines

Swire subsidiary, Steamships Trading Company, has a 70% shareholding in Consort Express Lines, a leading provider of coastal and river shipping services in Papua New Guinea. It services both liner trades (calling at 15 ports in Papua New Guinea and Townsville in Australia) and provides project charters.

Swire Shipping

Swire Shipping

Swire Shipping is the brand name used by the liner shipping services wholly owned and operated by CNCo.

As a multipurpose liner shipping specialist with a fleet of multipurpose vessels, Swire Shipping has an unrivalled reputation for service, operational excellence and reliability. The premier shipping line for the Australasian and South Pacific regions is equipped to handle break-bulk, containerised, refrigerated and bulk cargoes, connecting over 400 ports across Asia, the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. The company maintains a worldwide agency network in addition to its representative offices in Singapore, Sydney, Auckland, Port Moresby, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Tokyo, Shanghai, London, Mumbai and Vancouver B.C., providing its customers with genuine local service and expert market knowledge.

Swire Bulk

Swire Bulk

As an extension of its shipping activities, CNCo is involved in the global transportation of bulk cargoes and has established Swire Bulk to operate a balanced fleet of owned and chartered bulk carriers. The division aims to create value, achieve competitive advantage and provide sustainable shipping solutions through the deployment of a modern, fuel-efficient fleet and by establishing long-term relationships with charterers and industrial shippers. By 2016, Swire Bulk will control 38 modern handy logs-fitted vessels ranging from 34-40,000dwt. The fleet comprises 24 Swire B.Delta39 bulk carriers, four Imabari38 loggers, and ten long-term period chartered Japanese logs-fitted vessels. Swire Bulk operates on a worldwide basis with offices in Singapore, Melbourne, Tokyo, San Francisco and London.

Swire Bulk Logistics

Swire Bulk Logistics

Swire Bulk Logistics was established to create competitive solutions and services to support customers' terrestrial and marine logistics supply chains. The division specialises in the handling of dry bulk materials at sea, utilising floating cranes and floating transshipment vessels in addition to specialised short sea vessels, providing dedicated services to industrial customers. Swire CTM Bulk Logistics was established in 2008 as a 50:50 joint venture between CNCo and Monaco-based dry bulk owner and operator, C Transport Maritime (CTM). The company offers tailor-made offshore marine solutions for loading or discharging cargo in challenging locations where ports are unavailable, and is experienced in the design, build, and operation of transshipment vessels, bulk transfer barges, floating cranes, draft restricted vessels and other specialist ships.

Offshore Support Services
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Limited (SPO)

Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Limited (SPO)

A wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific, SPO plays a major role in supporting the global offshore oil and gas industry. With over 40 years of experience, SPO has one of the largest and most modern offshore support fleets in the world, and is fully equipped to support a wide range of exploration and production activities. SPO owns and operates a diverse fleet of more than 80 vessels – including anchor handling tug supply vessels, platform supply vessels, ice-breaking supply vessels, seismic survey vessels, wind farm installation vessels, accommodation barges, and multipurpose offshore vessels. The company plays a central role in the design, specification and build process for each series of vessels to ensure that the fleet is of high quality and outfitted with standardised equipment, as well as supported by robust inventory and supply chain arrangements.

SPO also offers an extensive range of complementary marine services. These include seismic survey support, marine salvage, emergency response services, offshore wind farm installation and decommissioning, and subsea/remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) support.

SPO operates a dedicated training facility in Singapore, Swire Marine Training Centre, which is equipped with state-of-the-art vessel simulators and equipment to provide ongoing training for its seafaring employees.

SPO around the world

Offshore Solutions Limited

Offshore Solutions Limited

Established in 2000, the joint venture company offers integrated marine and logistics services to New Zealand's offshore oil and gas industry.

Pacific Towing (PNG) Limited

Pacific Towing (PNG) Limited

Swire subsidiary, Steamships Trading Company, has a 100% shareholding in Pacific Towing - a harbour towing, offshore support, and salvage operation which owns and operates 11 tugs and nine line boats across seven ports in Papua New Guinea.

SCF Swire Offshore Pte. Limited

SCF Swire Offshore Pte. Limited

Swire Pacific Offshore has a 50% shareholding in this company, which operates three ice-breaking supply vessels in Sakhalin, in the Russian Far East.

Swire Blue Ocean A/S

Swire Blue Ocean A/S

Acquired by Swire Pacific Offshore in 2010, Copenhagen-based Swire Blue Ocean (formerly known as Blue Oceans Ships A/S) has developed an innovative vessel design for the installation of offshore wind turbines and foundations. Two vessels of this design entered into service in 2013. The business aims to be a leading marine service provider to the offshore wind energy market.

Swire Emergency Response Division

Swire Emergency Response Division

Swire Emergency Response Division provides knowledge-driven emergency response solutions to clients, including marine towage, marine salvage, emergency preparedness and response, marine consultancy and project management, and environmental consultancy and training. The resources and capabilities are located worldwide in Douala, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta and Port Moresby, enabling a prompt response when managing casualties, in a safe and professional manner.

Swire Oilfield Services Limited

Swire Oilfield Services Limited

A wholly owned subsidiary of Swire, Swire Oilfield Services is the world's largest supplier of specialist offshore cargo carrying units (CCUs) to the global energy industry, and leading supplier of cargo carrying solutions, modular systems, offshore aviation services, fluid management and track and trace solutions. Headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, Swire Oilfield Services has built up a presence in all major oil and gas regions over the past 36 years, with large operations in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Swire Oilfield Services' rental fleet of over 60,000 DNV 2.7-1, 2.7-2, and 2.7-3 certified CCUs and modular systems includes an extensive range of standard and specialised offshore containers, cargo baskets, mud skips, freezer units, pressurised and non-pressurised modules, as well as aviation fuel and chemical transportation tanks. The company also provides comprehensive bulk storage and distribution of oilfield chemicals, as well as helicopter refuelling systems, maintenance, training, and auditing services. The company's latest product line, Track and Trace Solutions, a web-based software platform, enables customers to identify, locate and trace assets, equipment, and materials across the globe using a combination of auto-ID technology.

Swire Seabed AS

Swire Seabed AS

In 2012, Swire Pacific Offshore acquired Seabed AS, based in Bergen, Norway. The company operates state-of-the-art multipurpose support vessels and high specification remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) amongst other subsea assets. Swire Seabed prides itself on its strong track record of providing a wide range of subsea services and its team of experienced specialists.

HUD group

HUD group

Trading as Hongkong Salvage & Towage, the HUD group's Salvage & Towage Division operates Hong Kong's largest and most modern tug fleet. The Division is the only Hong Kong member of the International Salvage Union and corporate member of the China Rescue & Salvage Association.

HUD owns and operates 13 tugs. Four new 5,000 BHP tugs came into service in 2012. Services offered by the Salvage & Towage Division include 24-hour harbour berthing, ocean towage, salvage, and chartering throughout the Asia Pacific region on both short and long-term contracts, and its tugs have worked as far afield as the Middle East and Australia.

HUD manages six specialist container vessels in support of government contracts shuttling across urban areas and outlying islands in Hong Kong to transport municipal solid waste from waste transfer stations to landfills. The company has established an excellent reputation as a building design and project management specialist, completing projects for a number of overseas clients. HUD has also developed solutions for floating waste collection, as well as oil recovery and clean-up.

Ship Repair and Engineering
HUD group

HUD group

Hongkong United Dockyards Limited (HUD) was formed in 1972 through the merger of Hong Kong's two leading dockyard and engineering companies – Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering Company and Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company. Headquartered in Tsing Yi, the company offers a combination of serviced engineering facilities with direct sea access, ideally suitable for major engineering projects in Hong Kong.

The HUD group's Engineering Division provides both marine and land-based engineering services. With its heritage and expertise, the Division performs complex ship repair works including dry-docking, afloat, and harbour repairs. In recent years, the Division has also expanded its services to non-commercial vessels, to cater to the growing market demand from luxury and leisure boat clientele. In land engineering, the Division provides one-stop services and has undertaken various large-scale multi-disciplinary heavy industrial engineering projects.

HUD formed a joint venture company, Hongkong United Reinforcement Engineering Limited ("HURE") in 2015. The company aims to supply the local construction industry with high-quality and cost-effective cut and bent reinforcement products and solutions through its world-class rebar processing facility.

Marine Engineering Services Limited

Marine Engineering Services Limited

Swire subsidiary, Steamships Trading Company, operates Marine Engineering Services, which provides ship repair services at Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

Shipping Agencies and Stevedoring
Swire Shipping Agencies

Swire Shipping Agencies

The China Navigation Company operates shipping agencies for its liner shipping trades across multiple ports in Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and New Caledonia. Tradco Shipping Limited and Guadalcanal Travel Services Limited provide shipping and travel agency services respectively in the Solomon Islands.

Quadrant Pacific Limited

Quadrant Pacific Limited

The China Navigation Company holds a 67% shareholding in Quadrant Pacific, which operates shipping agency services in New Zealand. Quadrant Pacific mainly provides third party agency services to the forestry and oil industries, as well as husbandry services for Swire Shipping in New Zealand. They also engage in cargo management, freight forwarding, export documentation, and customs broking services in New Zealand from its office in Tauranga. Quadrant Pacific jointly controls a shipping agency business in Fiji, Pacific Agencies (Fiji) Limited, providing a full range of agency services within Fiji. Cubic Transport Limited, a non-vessel operating common carrier that provides domestic shipping solutions in New Zealand, is a jointly-controlled associate of Quadrant Pacific. Quadrant Pacific owns 50% of Independent Stevedoring Limited, a general and terminal stevedoring business that operates within the ports of Tauranga, Whangarei and Napier.

Joint Venture Port Services

Joint Venture Port Services

A Steamships Trading Company's division, Joint Venture Port Services is a shareholder and manager of stevedoring companies in the Papua New Guinea's seven largest ports, offering a full range of ship handling facilities in conjunction with local landowner groups.

Manning
Swire Pacific Ship Management Limited

Swire Pacific Ship Management Limited

Swire Pacific Ship Management (SPSM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Offshore that provides fleet personnel services to Swire's subsidiary and associate marine interests. SPSM provides manning services for The China Navigation Company's multipurpose and bulk carrier fleet, Swire Pacific Offshore's vessel fleet, as well as seagoing and harbour tugs owned by HUD Group. Headquartered in Singapore, SPSM draws on a register of over 2,000 officers and ratings from around the world. SPSM has a shareholding in Anscor Swire Ship Management, a joint venture based in Manila that provides Filipino manning services to Swire's marine interests.