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At Tunsin’s naming ceremony are: Lady Sponsor Mrs Sara Cutler (centre), Robert Cutler (on Mrs Cutler’s left) and Sam Swire (on Mrs Cutler’s right), with CNCo management, crews and business partners.
At Tunsin's naming ceremony are: Lady Sponsor Mrs Sara Cutler (centre), Robert Cutler (on Mrs Cutler's left) and Sam Swire (on Mrs Cutler's right), with CNCo management, crews and business partners.


The China Navigation Company ("CNCo") recently completed an unprecedented four-year newbuilding programme with the delivery of bulk carrier MV Tunsin, its 241st newbuilding. A naming ceremony was held on 16th November at the Imabari Shipyard in Japan, attended by over 30 guests. The ship's sponsor was Sara Cutler, wife of retired John Swire & Sons Limited Staff Director, Robert Cutler, and John Swire & Sons Limited Director, Sam Swire, also attended the event. Between July and November last year, CNCo also took delivery of MV Aotearoa Chief, a new cement carrier, and three more bulk carriers, Taiyuan, Tientsin and Tsingtao. The four new bulk carriers will operate in Swire Shipping's Swire Bulk Division, servicing the Pacific and Atlantic basins, while MV Aotearoa Chief is serving a long-term charter with New Zealand's Golden Bay Cement.

MV Tsingtao was named on 21st September 2016 at Imabari Shipyard in Japan by Lady Sponsor Mrs Elaine Shiu, wife of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited Director, Ian Shiu, who recently retired after 38 years of service with the Swire group.
MV Tsingtao was named on 21st September 2016 at Imabari Shipyard in Japan by Lady Sponsor Mrs Elaine Shiu, wife of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited Director, Ian Shiu, who recently retired after 38 years of service with the Swire group.

Mrs Sara Cutler at Tunsin’s naming ceremony.
Mrs Sara Cutler at Tunsin's naming ceremony.

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