Rickmers Helps Swire Reach India and Middle East

Swire Shipping, a Singapore-based liner trade division of The China Navigation Company (CNCo), and Germany’s Rickmers-Linie have launched a connecting carrier partnership.

Under this partnership, Swire Shipping will be able to connect its breakbulk and project cargoes in India and the Middle East, through Rickmers-Linie’s Middle East and India Service, to its network in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, via Singapore.

The first voyage is scheduled to depart Mumbai on June 9, the first voyage from Jebel Ali being on June 28.

“This collaboration with Rickmers-Linie allows Swire Shipping to provide our customers with another shipping solution for their multipurpose cargo needs. It enhances our network coverage by providing a regular breakbulk service out of India and the Middle East into the South Pacific region,” said William Arblaster, Commercial Manager, Swire Shipping.

The load ports are Jebel Ali, Mumbai, Chennai, Dammam, Kolkata (other ports on inducement). The destination ports, via Singapore, are Papua New Guinea, Solomons, New Caledonia, Fiji, Australian East Coast, Darwin, East Timor and New Zealand.

Gerhard Janssen, Director Global Sales and Marketing for Rickmers-Linie, said: “Since our vessels from Europe to the Middle East and India continue to Singapore, this cooperation offers an increased range of destinations and loading ports on offer for customers of both Swire Shipping and Rickmers-Linie. We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation.”

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