Lae Cheif Makes Maiden Call
The largest container vessels in Papua New Guinea have already made its maiden call to Shanghai.
The 2,750 teu Lae Chief and two sister vessels equipped with three 45 tonne cranes which can carry breakbulk, out-of-gauge, reefers and vehicle cargoes is now sailing to Lae, Port Moresby and Townsville.
“This is a proud moment for Swire Shipping, not only because we have launched the fixed-day fortnightly service from North Asia to Papua New Guinea and Australia, but also because we have done this by deploying these owned, modern and eco-friendly vessels,” said Jeremy Sutton, general manager of Swire Shipping. “By deploying these new ships on our upgraded service, customers will enjoy a more frequent product, delivered on fixed-days and with the ability for future growth.”