August 25 - From September 2017, Swire Shipping will introduce a fixed weekly service to Guam and Saipan, in cooperation with American President Line (APL).

Swire Shipping has been serving Guam and Saipan with a fortnightly multipurpose liner service since late last year, and according to Jeremy Sutton, Swire Shipping general manager, the upgrade represents the shipping line's long-term commitment to customers in the Micronesian region.

The service will utilise APL's regular Guam Saipan Express service, operating between Busan, South Korea; Yokohama, Japan; Guam; and Saipan.

Swire Shipping, the liner shipping division of the China Navigation Company, operates a fleet of multipurpose vessels capable of carrying containerised, refrigerated, project, breakbulk and heavy lift cargoes. While, APL says it has out-of-gauge (OOG) cargo handling facilities and equipment to support project and heavy shipments.