Swire Projects Deploys New MPV for Trans-Atlantic Move

Pacific Hero is First of Three H-Class Vessels Scheduled to Enter Service

Swire Projects, the heavy-lift shipping division of Swire Shipping, has deployed for the first time its new chartered H-Class multipurpose vessel, Pacific Hero.

The 28,500-dwt ship with a lifting capacity of up to 150 tonnes is the first in a series of three H-Class vessels scheduled to begin service with the Singapore-based carrier. Pacific Hero will be joined by Pacific Honour and Pacific Humility on a long-term charter deal unveiled last year.

For the ship’s inaugural journey, Swire Projects teamed up with Germany-based logistics specialists Tradelink Bremen and KSP Transport Ratingen in a trans-Atlantic move to deliver a batch of brewery tanks and equipment comprising 119 packages of some 28,900 cubic metres from Rotterdam to Guaymas in northwest Mexico.

“We are thrilled to finally have our H-Class vessels join the Swire Projects fleet and begin their work,” said Namir Khanbabi, general manager of Swire Projects. “These vessels are a testament to our long-term business commitment to provide the highest level of service and efficiency to our clients. We look forward to seeing all three H-Class vessels in action and delivering cargo safely and on time.”

Swire Projects, which operates a fleet of MPVs, was established in October 2020 to provide specialist shipping services to the energy, renewable and infrastructure sector. In late-2021, a deal was signed with Nordic Project and Finance for the long-term charter of four 12,700 dwt vessels and two 19,600 dwt vessels, built between 2007 and 2011.

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