January 2016
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CORPORATE
Reception for CITIC Group Chairman
On 22nd October 2015, the directors of John Swire & Sons Limited hosted a luncheon at Swire House for Mr Chang Zhenming, Chairman of the CITIC Group.
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Swire hosts CLO Director
CORPORATE
Swire hosts CLO Director
On 21st August 2015, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited directors hosted a luncheon at the Hong Kong Club for Mr Zhang Xiaoming, Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong.
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Shanghai visit
CORPORATE
Shanghai visit
On 14th September 2015, Swire Pacific Chairman John Slosar visited Shanghai with a delegation of senior executives from various Swire business divisions.
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New archive hub
CORPORATE
New archive hub
The new Swire HK Archive Service office was officially opened on 11th November 2015.
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Sustainable Development Forum 2015
CORPORATE
Sustainable Development Forum 2015
Over 170 senior executives and sustainability experts from across the Swire group attended the group’s fifth Sustainable Development Forum, held in Hong Kong on 12th and 13th November 2015.
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Board appointments
CORPORATE
Board appointments
Sam Swire has been appointed Chairman of Swire Oilfield Services Limited with effect from 1st January 2016, taking over from Barnaby Swire.
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Letter of Intent for Dalian project
PROPERTY
Letter of Intent for Dalian project
On 27th October 2015, a Letter of Intent for Cooperation was signed between Swire Properties China, CITIC Real Estate and Dalian Port Real Estate, signifying the intention of the three parties to jointly study the design and advancement of the northern area of Dalian port.
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Brickell City Centre Phase I nears completion
PROPERTY
Brickell City Centre Phase I nears completion
Construction work on Phase I of Brickell City Centre, Swire Properties’ mixed-used development in Miami, is nearing completion, with the final cranes being removed from the site.
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New residential developments
PROPERTY
New residential developments
Swire Properties has unveiled its latest Hong Kong residential developments, WHITESANDS and ALASSIO.
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PROPERTY
HKRI Taikoo Hui tops out
Swire Properties and HKR International have topped out the two office towers at HKRI Taikoo Hui, their joint venture mixed-use development in Nanjing Road (West), Shanghai.
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Extending partnership
PROPERTY
Extending partnership
Swire Properties and Tsinghua University have extended their collaboration on the Joint Research Centre for Building Energy Efficiency and Sustainability for a further three years.
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New livery
AVIATION
New livery
Cathay Pacific Airways has unveiled the latest update to its aircraft livery. Key changes include the incorporation of an updated “brushwing” logo, a simplified colour palette, and more prominent display of the airline’s name and brushwing.
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Network changes
AVIATION
Network changes
Cathay Pacific will launch a new four-times-weekly service to London’s Gatwick Airport on 2nd September 2016, subject to government approval.
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New Taipei lounge
AVIATION
New Taipei lounge
Cathay Pacific has opened a new First and Business class passenger lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal One.
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AVIATION
New service to Hongqiao
Dragonair has launched an additional twice-weekly service from Hong Kong to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, bringing the total number of flights to nine per week.
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AVIATION
Shareholding restructure
Conditional agreements were entered into on 23rd November 2015 for the restructuring of shareholdings in Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited (“HAESL”) and Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Limited (“SAESL”).
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Further investment in Damin
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
Further investment in Damin
James Finlay has acquired an additional 20% stake in Damin Foodstuff (Zhangzhou) Co., Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of tea extracts.
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Finlays sells Horticulture Division
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
Finlays sells Horticulture Division
Finlays has sold its horticulture business, Finlays Horticulture Investments and its subsidiary companies to an affiliate of Sun European Partners.
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Assets acquisition
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
Assets acquisition
In December 2015, Swire Coca- Cola USA conditionally agreed to acquire from Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. certain production assets in Phoenix, Arizona and Denver, Colorado.
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BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
New cold storage facility
Swire Pacific Cold Storage has commenced first-phase operations of its fourth wholly-owned cold storage facility at Ningbo in Mainland China.
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New vessels named
MARINE SERVICES
New vessels named
On 31st August 2015, The China Navigation Company held a naming ceremony for MV New Guinea Chief, the last of four multipurpose Chief Class vessels delivered from Zhejiang Ouhua Shipyard in Mainland China.
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SPO welcomes Pacific Grackle
MARINE SERVICES
SPO welcomes Pacific Grackle
On 17th September 2015, Swire Pacific Offshore took delivery of its latest Platform Supply Vessel, Pacific Grackle, in Japan.
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Volvo flagship service centre opens
TRADING & INDUSTRIAL
Volvo flagship service centre opens
On 11th October 2015, Taikoo Motors and Volvo Group officially opened Taiwan’s first flagship service centre for Volvo trucks and buses at Chungli.
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Harley-Davidson comes to Fuzhou
TRADING & INDUSTRIAL
Harley-Davidson comes to Fuzhou
In July 2015, Taikoo Motors, trading as Swire Motors in China, was awarded a dealership for Harley-Davidson in Mainland China, marking Swire’s first entry into China’s growing motorcycle market.
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“Ice & Cosy” White Christmas Street Fair 2015
IN THE COMMUNITY
“Ice & Cosy” White Christmas Street Fair 2015
Returning for its third year, Swire Properties’ signature community event, the White Christmas Street Fair, was held at Taikoo Place between 3rd and 5th December.
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Swire Symphony Under The Stars 2015
IN THE COMMUNITY
Swire Symphony Under The Stars 2015
Swire Symphony Under The Stars 2015, the annual outdoor musical extravaganza presented by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, took place on 21st November at the Central Harbourfront event space.
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Remembrance Day
IN THE COMMUNITY
Remembrance Day
Representing the Swire group, Andrew West, Cathay Pacific’s General Manager Financial Services, laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in Hong Kong on Remembrance Day.
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Journey of Dreams
IN THE COMMUNITY
Journey of Dreams
Fifty-three teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds flew on an aircraft for the first time in their lives on 15th November 2015, thanks to the Journey of Dreams programme initiated by Dragonair.
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Lae Botanic Gardens restoration programme
IN THE COMMUNITY
Lae Botanic Gardens restoration programme
Swire Shipping has donated 70,000 Kina (approximately US$24,080) towards the Lae National Botanic Gardens Advancement Programme, to help restore the city’s public gardens to their former glory.
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Best annual report award
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Best annual report award
Swire Pacific’s 2014 Annual Report has won the Silver Award in the “General” category in the Hong Kong Management Association’s Best Annual Reports Awards.
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DJSI Asia Pacific listings
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
DJSI Asia Pacific listings
Swire Pacific and Swire Properties have both been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index.
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Global winner
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Global winner
Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu has been selected as a global winner in the US-based 2015 Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence competition, one of the property development industry’s most acclaimed award programmes.
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Six in a row
Dragonair has been named Best Regional Airline for the sixth consecutive year at the 26th Annual TTG Travel Awards Ceremony.
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Excellence in brand strategy
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Excellence in brand strategy
The new corporate identity launched by HAECO group in 2014 has won the Gold award in two categories at the Transform Awards Asia Pacific 2015.
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Exemplary design-build
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Exemplary design-build
United States Cold Storage’s newest distribution centre at Covington, Tennessee, has won an award at the 2015 National Design-Build Project/Team Awards competition.
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Sustainability awards for SPO
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Sustainability awards for SPO
Swire Pacific Offshore (“SPO”) has won the Leadership in Sustainability Award at the 16th Annual Business Awards 2015 organised by the British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore.
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Outstanding service
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Outstanding service
Columbia has topped the Fashion & Accessories – Sports & Outdoor Products category in the 2015 Service Retailers of the Year Award organised by Hong Kong Retail Management Association.
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