January 2017
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Sir John Swire CBE
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Sir John Swire CBE (1927-2016)
We regret to report the very recent death of Sir John Swire, CBE, Life President of the Swire group.
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Swire China Conference
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Swire China Conference
With the theme of "Change and Continuity", the fifth Swire China Conference was held in Shanghai, on 25th October 2016.
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Swire Night concerts
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Swire Night concerts
The group hosted gala classical music events in Beijing and Shanghai, taking the opportunity to say thank-you to business partners and stakeholders for their continuing support for Swire's development on the Mainland.
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Birthday cake challenge
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Birthday cake challenge
Wrapping up the 2016 anniversary celebrations, John Swire & Sons (China) Limited launched a birthday cake challenge for group companies in Greater China.
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Visits to senior Mainland officials
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Visits to senior Mainland officials
In October, senior executives from the Swire group paid a round of courtesy calls on senior Chinese government officials in Beijing and Shanghai.
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Senior management appointments
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Senior management appointments
See the latest senior management appointments of the Swire group.
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New sustainable development strategy
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New sustainable development strategy
In November 2016, sustainability experts and senior executives from 35 Swire group companies attended the sixth Swire Sustainable Development Forum held in Hong Kong.
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Miami opening
PROPERTY
Miami opening
On 4th November 2016, Swire Properties opened Phase I of its mixed-use development, Brickell City Centre, in Miami.
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Sale of Kowloon East venture
PROPERTY
Sale of Kowloon East venture
Swire Properties has agreed to sell its 100% interest in a company which owns the land situated at Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, known and registered in the Land Registry as New Kowloon Inland Lot No. 6312 and a building being developed on the site.
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STAR STUDIOS
PROPERTY
STAR STUDIOS
Swire Properties has recently launched STAR STUDIOS, a newly-renovated residential development, adjacent to its Three Pacific Place and StarStreet Precinct developments in Hong Kong.
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A new era of togetherness
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A new era of togetherness
Cathay Pacific Group celebrated the official launch of Cathay Dragon – the new name for Dragonair – a rebranding that aims to create new synergies between Cathay Pacific Airways and its award-winning regional subsidiary.
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Network expansion
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Network expansion
Cathay Pacific Airways will launch a new four-times a-week service between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv in Israel from 26th March 2017, subject to government approval.
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A350's long-haul debut
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A350's long-haul debut
Cathay Pacific's brand-new, state-of-the-art Airbus A350 aircraft made its much-anticipated long-haul debut, when it was deployed on the airline's service from Hong Kong to Düsseldorf on 1st September.
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Cathay Dragon to launch new service
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Cathay Dragon to launch new service
Cathay Dragon is to launch a service between Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur – its third destination in Malaysia after Penang and Kota Kinabalu.
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Quality conversion
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Quality conversion
In October, HAECO Xiamen redelivered its first Boeing 757-200 passenger-to-freighter conversion completed for China Postal Airlines.
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New hangar
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New hangar
HAECO Americas has announced the construction of its fifth hangar at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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Partnership for success
AVIATION
Partnership for success
HAECO Landing Gear Services has signed an exclusive ten-year service agreement with Cathay Pacific Airways for the airline's Boeing 777-300ER fleet.
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Quenching more thirsts in China
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
Quenching more thirsts in China
Swire Beverages Holdings Limited has entered into a conditional master agreement with The Coca-Cola Company and a subsidiary of China Foods Limited and has submitted a conditional bid in an auction conducted in accordance with PRC law to acquire certain assets from the China Foods group.
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A sweet treat in Mainland China
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
A sweet treat in Mainland China
On 15th December, Swire Foods opened Mainland China's first Mövenpick Ice-Cream Boutique in TaiKoo Hui, Guangzhou.
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World-class facility in Vietnam
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
World-class facility in Vietnam
Swire Cold Storage Vietnam is building a new cold storage facility in Bac Ninh province to capture the growing opportunities in the region.
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Newbuilding programme complete
MARINE SERVICES
Newbuilding programme complete
The China Navigation Company recently completed an unprecedented four-year newbuilding programme with the delivery of bulk carrier MV Tunsin, its 241st newbuilding.
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Sale of Altus
MARINE SERVICES
Sale of Altus
Swire Pacific Offshore has recently completed the sale of its logistics division, Altus Oil & Gas Services Pte Limited, to Petrozchem (S) Pte Limited.
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Seabed Constructor
MARINE SERVICES
Seabed Constructor
In December, Swire Seabed took delivery of its fourth subsea vessel, Seabed Constructor.
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HUD facility opens
MARINE SERVICES
HUD facility opens
Hongkong United Dockyards' joint venture company, Hongkong United Reinforcement Engineering Limited has recently opened a cut and bend rebar processing facility.
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New laundry plant
TRADING & INDUSTRIAL
New laundry plant
Vogue Laundry unveiled details of its new plant in Yuen Long, in Hong Kong's New Territories at a cocktail reception on 28th September 2016.
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15 years of commitment
IN THE COMMUNITY
15 years of commitment
Swire Properties' Community Ambassador Programme hosted a three-day carnival, "LOVE'S TEAM", from 14th-16th October 2016 at ArtisTree, in Taikoo Place, to celebrate 15 years of volunteer work in the Hong Kong community.
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Small gifts making a difference
IN THE COMMUNITY
Small gifts making a difference
Finlays Colombo has recently made several in-kind donations as part of its ongoing efforts to support the needy in local Sri Lankan communities.
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Brighten it up
IN THE COMMUNITY
Brighten it up
In August last year, Swire Pacific Offshore joined hands with the Central Singapore Community Development Council to organise Project Painting Smiles.
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Sowing the seeds of hope
IN THE COMMUNITY
Sowing the seeds of hope
More than 70 Taikoo Motors staff and family members volunteered at Guashan Elementary School in Taipei to help schoolchildren to plant nectar source plants on the school campus.
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Sustainability efforts recognised
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Sustainability efforts recognised
Swire Pacific, Swire Properties and Cathay Pacific have been included in leading global and regional sustainability indices.
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Excellence in reporting
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Excellence in reporting
Swire Pacific and Swire Properties' 2015 Annual Reports have won a Bronze Award and an Honourable Mention respectively in the Hong Kong Management Association's Best Annual Reports Awards.
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Outstanding retailers
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Outstanding retailers
Chevignon and Columbia have both been recognised in the 2016 Mystery Shoppers Programme organised by the Hong Kong Retail Management Association.
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Role model for workplace safety
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Role model for workplace safety
Finlays Colombo has won the "Food and Beverages Sector – Large Category Award" at the 2016 National Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Awards, organised by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
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Green business
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Green business
In October, Swire Coca-Cola, USA won the Green Business Award organised by state-wide business magazine Utah Business.
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Upholding maritime safety
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Upholding maritime safety
Swire Pacific Offshore's Pacific Ranger and Pacific Harrier have been awarded Certificates of Merit under the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System Awards Programme organised by the United States Coast Guard.
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Achieving low carbon
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Achieving low carbon
Argent Energy has scooped the Low Carbon Fuel Initiative of the Year Award and the 'Grand Prix' Award: Outstanding Achievement in Low Carbon Transport at the 2016 Low Carbon Champion Awards organised by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership.
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