October 9 - Swire Shipping will expand its multipurpose liner service coverage in Tasmania with an additional call at Hobart.

Swire said that with a nine-day service frequency, the enhanced service will connect Melbourne to Hobart with a transit time of one day, while linking Hobart to Sydney and Brisbane with transit times of two days and five days, respectively.
Via transhipment services, Hobart will benefit from improved connectivity to global destinations in Asia, Europe, the Pacific islands and the USA.
Brodie Stevens, country manager for the line in Australia, said: "Swire Shipping is committed to providing direct international shipping services to Tasmania. We have been working closely with our partners to develop this service and are confident that the Tasmanian industry will benefit from the shipping options for international and domestic cargo."

Highland Chief is one of Swire Shipping's latest Chief Class multipurpose vessels