Singapore-headquartered Swire Shipping has joined liner shipping representative body the World Shipping Council (WSC).

The 150-year-old company operates in the Asia Pacific region with a particular focus on the Pacific islands and represents a broadening of the membership of WSC.

“Expanding our membership broadens our perspective when representing the liner sector and we look forward to participation from Swire Shipping representatives in our Councils and Working Groups,” said John Butler, President & CEO of the WSC.

Swire Shipping, Chief Operating Office, Jeremy Sutton, has been elected a representative of the board of WSC with immediate effect.

“We are delighted to join the World Shipping Council and to share our knowledge and experience especially in the areas of safety, security and sustainability. We also look forward to learning from our peers and by so doing, contribute to building a vibrant, safe and sustainable industry for years to come,” said Sutton.

WSC is based out of Washington DC with offices in Singapore and Brussels.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News