Swire Shipping has provided niche, regional and multipurpose shipping services since it began operating in 1883. The company is headquartered in Singapore and also has offices in Hong Kong, India, Australia, the UK and New Zealand. Its trading network connects over 130 ports in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, North America and the Middle East. Need to organise professional breakbulk shipping with Swire? You can count on TSL – we’re a Melbourne-based shipping agent who can arrange this for you at an excellent price.
Breakbulk refers to cargo that is loaded individually onto a vessel for transportation rather than being placed into a shipping container. Sometimes items are driven or towed onto RoRo (roll-on roll-off) carriers, for example cars and lorries, or they may be lifted on with a crane. Some breakbulk cargo is placed in boxes, bags, crates, drums or barrels which are lifted onto a breakbulk or multipurpose vessel, ready for transportation by a breakbulk freight forwarder such as Swire.
In order to provide its service as a breakbulk freight forwarder, Swire has a number of multipurpose and RoRo vessels which are equipped with cranes to help with loading and unloading. These carry a mix of breakbulk cargos including steel slabs, beams, paper pulp, yachts, cars and trucks.
Swire’s Australian office is in Sydney. Services operate from Australia to New Zealand, Asia, North Asia, South East Asia, Papua New Guinea & the Solomon Islands, the Pacific Islands and Kiribati & Marshall Islands. You can find out more about the company’s sailing schedules here.
TSL is a Melbourne-based shipping agent able to organise international shipping from Australia on your behalf. We work with Swire as well as other leading breakbulk freight forwarders to provide a comprehensive service including customs brokerage, warehousing and inland travel. As one of the best-connected shipping agents operating in Australia today, we can organise professional breakbulk shipping quickly and easily – no matter how large your consignment is and wherever your final destination. If you’d like TSL to organise shipping with Swire on your behalf, please contact us today.