October 2019
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CORPORATE
Message from Group Chairman
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Cathay Pacific senior management appointments
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Cathay Pacific senior management appointments
See the latest senior management appointments of Cathay Pacific.
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Senior management appointments
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Other senior management appointments
See the latest senior management appointments of the Swire group.
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Board appointments
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Board appointments
See the latest board appointments of the Swire group.
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2019 Interim Results
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2019 Interim Results
See 2019 interim results of our listed companies in Hong Kong.
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Developing young talent
CORPORATE
Developing young talent
On 18th June, Swire held an induction for summer interns, as part of its collaboration with the HKSAR Government's "Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas".
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Thriving together
CORPORATE
Thriving together
Swire Pacific's Sustainability Report 2018 was launched in July.
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Swire House Green & Wellbeing Committee
CORPORATE
Swire House Green & Wellbeing Committee
The Swire House Green Committee joined forces with the Finlays' Wellbeing initiative to become the Swire House Green & Wellbeing Committee in April 2019.
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Acquisition of HK Express
AVIATION
Acquisition of HK Express
In July, Cathay Pacific completed the acquisition of Hong Kong Express Airways.
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New Shanghai lounge
AVIATION
New Shanghai lounge
In July, Cathay Pacific opened its newly refreshed First and Business Class lounge at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
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Line services capability extended
AVIATION
Line services capability extended
HAECO Xiamen has extended its line services capability to cover Airbus A350 aircraft, after welcoming its first A350 customer at Beijing Capital International Airport, Lufthansa German Airlines.
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‘Multiple win’ service innovation
AVIATION
‘Multiple win’ service innovation
At the start of May, HAECO Hong Kong began to offer a ‘dry wash’ service to scheduled customer, Cathay Pacific; the airline has since switched its entire passenger and freighter fleet from wet to dry washing.
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New residential developments in SE Asia
PROPERTY
New residential developments in SE Asia
In April, Swire Properties unveiled EDEN, its first ultra-luxury residential project in Singapore. Meanwhile, in July, Swire Properties and Jakarta Setiabudi Internasional Group announced a partnership to develop a luxury residential property in Jakarta.
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Modernising real estate
PROPERTY
Modernising real estate
July saw the launch of UrbanLab, Mainland China’s first corporate accelerator programme focusing on property technology. UrbanLab is a joint initiative by Swire Properties, real estate and investment management specialist, JLL, and Ping An Urban Tech, a subsidiary of China’s largest insurance group.
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Green hospitality
PROPERTY
Green hospitality
Swire Hotels’ properties in Hong Kong, The Upper House in Pacific Place and EAST Hong Kong in Quarry Bay, actively seek to operate in an environmentally
responsible and sustainable manner.
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Sale of interest in 625 King’s Road
PROPERTY
Sale of interest in 625 King’s Road
Swire Properties has sold its 50% interest in Island Land Development Limited, the owner of 625 King’s Road, North Point (Inland Lot No.7550), to Jacko Rise Pte. Limited.
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New extension at Citygate
PROPERTY
New extension at Citygate
A new extension was opened at Citygate Outlets in Tung Chung in August, expanding the popular outlet shopping hub near Hong Kong International Airport to 800,000 square feet of mall space.
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The Opposite House unveiled UNION
PROPERTY
The Opposite House unveiled UNION
In July, The Opposite House in Beijing unveiled UNION, its new lobby bar. Designed by New York-based design firm, AvroKO, UNION exudes elegance and comfort while paying tribute to 20th century modernism.
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Green financing
PROPERTY
Green financing
Swire Properties has secured its first sustainability-linked loan facility. In July, the company reached an agreement with Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank to convert an existing five-year revolving credit facility of HK$500 million into a sustainability-linked loan, with the interest rate being indexed against the company’s ESG performance.
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Swire Coca-Cola signs strategic memorandum
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
Swire Coca-Cola signs strategic memorandum
Swire Coca-Cola signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Cooperation with Shanghai Pudong New Area People's Government on 31st July to establish its new China headquarters in the Shanghai Pudong New Area.
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Expansion in Arizona
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
Expansion in Arizona
In May, Swire Coca-Cola, USA broke ground for a new
facility at Yuma, close to the Mexican border in the
Southern division.
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New additions at Lebanon and Medley
BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
New additions at Lebanon and Medley
In June, United States Cold Storage officially opened a 5.1 million-cubic-foot freezer addition to its warehouse at Lebanon, Indiana.
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Winds of change
MARINE SERVICES
Winds of change
Three Swire Pacific Offshore vessels have been assisting with the installation of foundations for 20 wind turbines off the coast of western Taiwan region, where construction of a 120-megawatt offshore wind farm kicked off in May and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
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Turtle rescue mission
MARINE SERVICES
Turtle rescue mission
In April, crew members from Swire Pacific Offshore’s platform supply vessel, Pacific Griffon, which was supporting the drillship, Discoverer India off West Africa, spotted a turtle that had become trapped in a discarded fishing net.
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PNG's Pacific Towing expands in Fiji
MARINE SERVICES
PNG's Pacific Towing expands in Fiji
Steamships' subsidiary, Pacific Towing has completed its first major project in Fiji. Based at the main wharf in the capital, Suva, Pacific Towing's newly established wreck retrieval business employs four Papua New Guinean divers and six Fijian locals.
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HUD adds tugboat duo
MARINE SERVICES
HUD adds tugboat duo
Hongkong Salvage & Towage, a division of HUD Group, has taken delivery of two 6,500 BHP new-built tugs, Mai Po and Sung Kong, which entered service in the second quarter of 2019.
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Vespa launches new Sprint family
TRADING & INDUSTRIAL
Vespa launches new Sprint family
On 15th May, Vespa launched its new Sprint family sport series in Taiwan region. The new Sprint series models include the latest version of the Sprint S and the debut of Sprint 125.
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New store openings
TRADING & INDUSTRIAL
New store openings
To provide their customers with an enhanced shopping experience, four of Swire Resources' sports and lifestyle labels have opened newly-renovated stores, as well as new boutiques at new locations in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
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Focus on marine conservation
IN THE COMMUNITY
Focus on marine conservation
As a part of its mission in creating sustainable marine ecosystems, Swire Trust partners with WWF-HK in advocating for more marine protected areas in Hong Kong.
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Suite of hope
IN THE COMMUNITY
Suite of hope
Continuing United States Cold Storage's support for Ronald McDonald House Southern New Jersey, staff volunteers took part in a contest to create home-away-from-home accommodation for seriously ill and traumatically injured children and their families.
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Volunteering for a sustainable future
IN THE COMMUNITY
Volunteering for a sustainable future
In July, a team of seafarers from Swire Pacific Offshore visited Sarangani Province in southern Mindanao for a five-day volunteer programme.
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Historic Grade 2 listing
IN THE COMMUNITY
Historic Grade 2 listing
Hong Kong’s Antiquities and Monuments Office recently designated the surviving water mains tunnel portal for the former Taikoo Sugar Refinery “No. 5 Dam” a Grade 2 Historic Building.
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Music for youth
IN THE COMMUNITY
Music for youth
With the aim of developing young people’s interest in classical music, Taikoo Motors held a music appreciation event in Taipei on 22nd May.
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SCCHK takes top prize for eco-excellence
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
SCCHK takes top prize for eco-excellence
Swire Coca-Cola HK has struck “gold” by winning the coveted Gold Award at the 2018 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence in the “manufacturing and industrial services” category.
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Awards for excellence in marketing
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Awards for excellence in marketing
Swire Properties clinched three Gold awards at the 2019 Marketing Events Awards ceremony, which is held annually to recognise outstanding performers in the event marketing, management and planning industry in Northeast Asia.
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