About Swire Shipping

For more than 150 years, Swire Shipping has helped customers worldwide achieve shipping and supply chain efficiencies with our sustainable and innovative shipping and landside solutions, connecting over 400 ports globally with an extensive network of services

Our Presence in North America

In 2022, Swire Shipping acquired Westwood Shipping Lines, expanding its capabilities in the North Pacific and supplementing its existing Sun Chief Express Ocean service and US West Coast – Pacific Islands service.

Westwood’s seven vessels will continue to connect the Pacific Northwest and North Asia, now as a part of Swire Shipping, offering dedicated customer service and versatility combined with reliable schedules and superior cargo handling capabilities.




Swire Shipping’s Westwood string serves customers in North America with a fixed-day sailing schedule, providing predictable, on-time transportation alternatives for bulk forest products, containerized, and oversized cargo. Swire Shipping will continue being the premier carrier in this specialized niche market through partnerships with customers and suppliers and by utilizing the Pacific Northwest gateway.


Enriching Lives by Connecting Our Customers and Communities

While Swire Shipping's services reach across the Pacific and throughout North America, it is our relationships with our customers set us apart. Our purpose is to enrich lives by connecting our customers and communities worldwide. We are dedicated to facilitating and growing trade in our operating regions and building long-term, sustainable partnerships with our customers, suppliers, and the communities we serve.




Oversized cargo, containers, breakbulk and forest products sail together on the same Westwood ship. Our flexible ship design permits safe, efficient handling of all types of cargo – no matter how bulky or fragile.

Vessel Versatility Diagram