December 17 -

CNCo - the deep-sea shipping arm of Swire Group - has a strong history in the New Zealand maritime and industry. Swire Shipping currently runs five multipurpose liner services from New Zealand to Asia, Australia, North America and the Pacific Islands.
"We are optimistic that the purchase will be completed in the coming weeks," said Brodie Stevens, country manager, CNCo (New Zealand).

Assuming the sale goes ahead, Pacifica will remain an independent operation and will continue to be headquartered in Auckland. Steve Chapman, ceo Pacifica, added that it will be business as usual for Pacifica and the existing management team has CNCo's full support in continuing to provide the highest levels of service.