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Courtesy calls on senior officials
CORPORATE
Courtesy calls on senior officials
In September, Swire Pacific Chairman, John Slosar, and John Swire & Sons (China) Chairman, Ivan Chu, paid a courtesy call on Mr Xie Feng, the recently appointed Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong SAR.
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Shanghai visit
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Shanghai visit
In November, Merlin Swire, Deputy Chairman and CEO of John Swire & Sons Limited, paid a courtesy call on Mr Zhou Bo, Executive Vice Mayor of the Shanghai Municipal Government.
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Senior government delegations
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Senior government delegations
In the last six months, senior government delegations from across Mainland China have visited the offices of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited to discuss existing or potential Swire group investment in their regions.
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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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Swire Women's Network
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Swire Women's Network
Group Chairman, Barnaby Swire, opened the annual Swire Women's Network event on 9th November, setting the scene for a candid and thought-provoking discussion.
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A thriving future
CORPORATE
A thriving future
The seventh Swire Annual Sustainable Development Forum was held on 9th November. The event brought together more than 280 participants, including sustainability experts and senior executives from 35 Swire group companies.
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HKRI Taikoo Hui grand opening
PROPERTY
HKRI Taikoo Hui grand opening
HKRI Taikoo Hui celebrated its official launch in November last year with a grand opening ceremony held at its shopping mall.
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Relaunching blueprint
PROPERTY
Relaunching blueprint
In October last year, Swire Properties officially relaunched blueprint, at its new location spanning two floors of Dorset House in Taikoo Place.
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More connectivity
AVIATION
More connectivity
Cathay Pacific will launch non-stop services linking Hong Kong with Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen starting this summer, expanding the airline's network to 15 European destinations served by direct flights from Hong Kong.
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New engine order
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New engine order
The Cathay Pacific Group and CFM International have concluded an order for the advanced LEAP-1A engine, which will be used to power 32 new Airbus A321neo aircraft on order for regional carrier, Cathay Dragon.
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New chapter for AHK
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New chapter for AHK
In November, Cathay Pacific reached agreement with DHL to purchase the 40% shareholding in all-cargo carrier AHK Air Hong Kong Limited currently held by DHL subsidiary.
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Accredited carrier for pharmaceuticals
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Accredited carrier for pharmaceuticals
Cathay Pacific has become the first airline in Hong Kong to be awarded International Air Transport Association CEIV Pharma Certification.
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Enhanced Singapore experience
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Enhanced Singapore experience
Cathay Pacific has become the first airline to move its operations at Singapore Changi Airport from Terminal 1 to the brand new Terminal 4.
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HAECO Xiamen unveils new visitor centre
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HAECO Xiamen unveils new visitor centre
HAECO Xiamen opened a new visitor centre showcasing the core capabilities of the company and tracing the history and development of Xiamen's aircraft engineering and maintenance industry.
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New chapter for partnership
AVIATION
New partnership
Finnair has awarded HAECO Hong Kong a contract to perform "C" Checks on its Airbus A350 fleet; the first maintenance check was completed in October 2017.
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LEED gold certification
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
LEED gold certification
Swire Coca-Cola Beverages Hefei's new Jinxiu plant was awarded LEED gold certification under the US Green Building Council's LEED v4 Building Design and Construction accreditation scheme.
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Finlays increases shareholding in Damin
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
Finlays increases shareholding in Damin
James Finlay has acquired a further 9.51% of the equity in Damin International Holdings Limited, bringing its total shareholding to 49.51%.
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Largest USCS site
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
Largest USCS site
United States Cold Storage Inc. has completed an 8.5 million-cubic-foot expansion at its Quakertown East site in Pennsylvania.
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SPO welcomes Pacific Grebe
MARINE SERVICES
SPO welcomes Pacific Grebe
On 23rd August last year, Swire Pacific Offshore held a naming ceremony for the latest addition to its fleet at Loyang Offshore Supply Base in Singapore.
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Service upgrades
MARINE SERVICES
Service upgrades
Swire Shipping upgraded its multipurpose liner service to the Micronesia region in September last year by introducing a fixed-day weekly delivery schedule into Guam and Saipan.
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Seabed Stingray
MARINE SERVICES
Seabed Stingray
In October, Swire Seabed signed an agreement with Siem Offshore to bareboat charter its subsea vessel Siem Stingray for a period of three years; the vessel will be renamed Seabed Stingray.
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Exclusive brands
TRADING & INDUSTRIAL
Exclusive brands
Swire Resources has recently added two more brands from the accessible luxury segment to its portfolio of international labels.
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New dealership
TRADING & INDUSTRIAL
New dealership
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has announced the appointment of Auto Commerz as its dealer partner, at the launch of a new temporary showroom in Jalan Genting Klang in Kuala Lumpur.
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Symphony Under The Stars
IN THE COMMUNITY
Symphony Under The Stars
Swire Symphony Under The Stars 2017 took place on 11th November at the Central Harbourfront.
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To Fiji with love
IN THE COMMUNITY
To Fiji with love
Swire Shipping has arranged free shipping and delivery of school equipment, classroom furniture and sports gear to three schools in Fiji.
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Sustainability efforts recognised
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Sustainability efforts recognised
Swire Pacific and Swire Properties received recognition for their ongoing efforts to develop businesses along sustainable lines.
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Swire Pacific clinches two awards
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Swire Pacific clinches two awards
Swire Pacific's 2016 Annual Report has won high marks for its professionalism and comprehensive disclosure.
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Award-winning hotel
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Award-winning hotel
The Temple House, Chengdu, has come fifth in the "Top Hotels in China" in Condé Nast Traveller's Readers' Choice Awards 2017.
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Popular employer
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Popular employer
In October, Swire was once again named as one of the most popular employers in Hong Kong.
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HAECO Xiamen wins QC award
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
HAECO Xiamen wins QC award
In September last year, HAECO Xiamen won a Quality Control Circle Appreciation Award at the Nationwide QC Circle Conference in Japan.
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Award for people investment
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Award for people investment
Swire Pacific Offshore has won the "Investing in People" award in the 18th Annual Business Awards organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.
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