Swire folds Westwood brand

Westwood Shipping Lines, a niche vessel operator specialising in the trade between the Pacific Northwest and Northeast Asia, has changed its name to Swire Shipping. Swire Shipping acquired Westwood in June 2022.

The move will unify Swire Shipping’s services in Japan, North America, South Korea, and China.

Seven vessels from the Swire Shipping owned fleet will operate on the Westwood service within the expanded global network, with four vessels retaining their existing Westwood name and green hulls in a nod to its 130-year legacy.

Swire Shipping has also just established a new office in Tokyo.


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