Swire Shipping Announces New Service into the Arabian Gulf

With the commencement of the new MES service, Swire will be connecting ports in North America and the Arabian Gulf
Mr. John Drinkwater – Shipping Manager - UAE & Oman, Kanoo Shipping
Mr. John Drinkwater – Shipping Manager - UAE & Oman, Kanoo Shipping
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Jan. 27, 2009 - PRLog -- Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Kanoo Shipping, the Middle East agents for Swire Shipping, today announced the commencement of Swire Shipping’s Middle East Service (MES) linking the US Gulf and US East Coast with Dammam and Jebel Ali in the Arabian Gulf. The new MES service will be operated on a monthly frequency with two self geared 30,000 dwt multi-purpose, tween-deck vessels capable of handling heavy lift cargo of upto 200 mtons.  
“We are happy to introduce Swire Shipping’s new MES service to our customers in the Gulf region. With this new service Swire Shipping will offer direct port calls into/from the Arabian Gulf with two dedicated multi-purpose vessels which have heavy lift capabilities to service the growing project and breakbulk cargo segments in the region. We are confident this service will do well as it offers our customers connectivity and capacity for their cargo from/to North America and an export service to India”, says Mr. John Drinkwater – Shipping Manager - UAE & Oman, Kanoo Shipping.

The two modern multi-purpose vessels, the Pacific Dream and Pacific Destiny, are well equipped to handle and carry bulk, project, heavy lift and container cargoes. The vessel’s rotation will be Houston (U.S. Gulf) - Saint John (East Canada) - Camden (U.S. East Coast) - Suez - Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) - Dammam (Saudi Arabia) - Jebel Ali (U.A.E.) - Mumbai (India) - Houston (U.S. Gulf) - Saint John (East Canada) - Camden (U.S. East Coast).

Key Vessel Specifications:

Vessels :    2 x Superflex MPP vessels. Fully self sustained, multi-purpose, heavy lift, box shaped, tween-deckers with twin hatches
Year Built:   2002
Speed:   19.4 knots
Deadweight :   30,396 dwt
LOA :   192.9 m
Cargo Gear :   2 x 50MT; 2 x 100MT (combinable to 200MT)

Schedule for accepting cargo on maiden vessel is as follows:

HOUSTON   7th Feb
ST.JOHN   18th Feb
CAMDEN   23rd Feb
JEDDAH   12th March
DAMMAM   21st March
JEBEL ALI   24th March
MUMBAI   28th March
HOUSTON   26th April
ST.JOHN   7th May
CAMDEN   12th May

**Other North American Ports on Inducement**

About Swire Shipping:

Swire Shipping is a leading provider of multi-purpose liner shipping solutions, offering comprehensive port-to-port coverage.  Swire Shipping calls at around 130 ports in Asia, Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Indian Sub-continent.  It maintains representative offices in Sydney, New York, Houston, Mumbai, Norfolk (UK) and Singapore with Kanoo Shipping acting as Swire Shipping’s general agent in the Middle East.

For more information, please visit www.swireshipping.com or contact Kanoo Shipping’s Dubai office as per details given below.

About Kanoo Shipping:

Kanoo is one of the largest regional shipping agencies in the Middle East, which handles over 10,000 port calls every year through its professional network covering all ports in the Suez to India range. Kanoo offers clients regional, trans-regional or global co-coordinated financial and port-call management services, tailored to individual corporate needs. Kanoo shipping operates in 19 countries and at all ports in the Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent.

Kanoo has developed a strong reputation as a leading agent in both the mature, major markets of the region as well as in the newly emerging markets such as Iraq, Sudan and Yemen.

Kanoo Shipping is one of the founders of S5 Agency World Ltd., (www.s-5.org) established to meet the increasing requirements of clients looking for an independent agency with global coverage.

For further information, please visit http://www.kanooshipping.com

For further details, kindly contact:
Mr. Chatura Nanayakkara
Kanoo Shipping – Dubai (Agents for Swire Shipping)
Tel #: 04-3931900   / 04 – 5072476
Mob: 050 – 5068592
E-mail: shippingmarketing@kanoo.ae
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