Swire Shipping celebrated the official opening of its new office in the Port of Lae, Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Friday.

The new office sees Swire Shipping strengthening its commitment in one of its key markets with the new office close to PNG’s busiest port of Lae. The office is located on Milford Haven Road less than 1km from Lae Port.

The opening celebration was attended by Swire Shipping’s customers, partners and employees and guests enjoyed a traditional dance performance by a local group.

Alistair Skingley, country manager for Swire Shipping in PNG, said at the opening, “Swire Shipping has been trading in PNG since 1941 and we are delighted to celebrate the official opening of our new office in Lae today. The Lae Port is PNG’s busiest port and our vessels make regular port calls there. We wanted to be situated nearby so that we can be closer to our partners and better serve our customers and the community.”

Isabel Maguire, branch manager for Swire Shipping’s Lae office, said: “We are all very excited to be moving into this new space, and we have designed the office to promote interaction and improve communication between the different teams. In doing so, we hope to be able to shorten the turnaround times for customer requests and save our customers’ time.”

Source: Seatrade Maritime