The China Navigation Company – more familiarly ‘CNCo’ – is the wholly owned, deep-sea ship owning and operating arm of the multi-national Swire group. CNCo was founded in 1872 to operate Mississippi-style paddle-steamers on China’s Yangtze River.
Today headquartered in Singapore, it is one of the oldest independent British shipping companies managing its own tonnage “in-house”. In addition to the owned and managed fleet, CNCo maintains three operating divisions. Swire Shipping is the company’s flagship for liner shipping services, Swire Bulk specialises in operating handysize bulk carriers and Swire Bulk Logistics provides innovative marine solutions for industrial customers.
CNCo is midway through a newbuilding programme to upgrade its fleet. In total, 12 multipurpose vessels (22,000 – 31,000dwt) and 28 handysize bulk carriers (37,800dwt – 39,500dwt) were ordered for delivery from 2013 to 2016. CNCo’s significant investment in modern, fuel-efficient newbuildings demonstrates its long term commitment to being a leading provider of sustainable shipping solutions and its customers’ partner of choice.
CNCo’s parent company, John Swire and Sons Limited, is headquartered in London and controls a range of wholly owned businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, East Africa, Sri Lanka, the USA and UK.
The China Navigation Company Pte Ltd HQ:
300 Beach Road #27-00
Tel: (65) 6603 9400
Fax: (65) 6603 9401