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Swire Shipping takes delivery of second 2,400 TEU containership

SWIRE Shipping, the liner division of Singapore-headquartered China Navigation Company (CNCo), has taken delivery of its second 2,400 TEU newbuild containership into its fleet

27 August 2020 - 19:00

SWIRE Shipping, the liner division of Singapore-headquartered China Navigation Company (CNCo), has taken delivery of its second 2,400 TEU newbuild containership into its fleet.

The 2,400 TEU vessel Chefoo is the second of a series of four vessels the company is building at CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding. The first newbuild Changsha was delivered in March this year.



The Chefoo will be deployed on Swire Shipping's South East Asia (SEA) service, which connects Southeast Asia to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, reports Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News.



The Chefoo can handle both containerised and non-container cargoes and is equipped with three 45 tonne cranes, 75 tonne SWL stoppers, lashing eyes and strengthened tank tops to 20 tonnes.



'Our purpose as a company is to enrich lives by connecting our customers with the communities in the Pacific. We recognise that our key markets rely on shipping services to open vital supply chains and enable growth. Our continued investments in our business and the deployment of MV Chefoo further strengthens our commitment to facilitating growth and trade in the Pacific region,' said Jeremy Sutton, general manager, Swire Shipping.



'Communities in the Pacific rely heavily on seaborne trade to supply essential goods such as food, fuel, equipment, industrial materials and manufactured products, and to export commodities vital to global growth.



'Despite the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to look to the future as we phase in our newbuild vessels, improve our network coverage and launch new digital products,' he added.


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