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 its handy-size dry bulk carrier business, Swire Bulk.
CNCo has scaled up its newbuilding programme in recent years to renew and expand its fleet. The company completed 37 newbuildings in Mainland China in 2016. Another three new vessels have been purchased and will be delivered in 2017. CNCo currently operates a fleet of 89 container, multipurpose, bulk carrier and cement carrier vessels to service its global trades.