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James Wyndham John Hughes-Hallett

James Wyndham John Hughes-Hallett
1949-2019

Meeting in Guangzhou

Meeting in Guangzhou

In October, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited Chairman, Merlin Swire, attended the fourth Understanding China Conference, held in Guangzhou.

Shanghai forum

Shanghai forum

Merlin Swire attended the 31st annual International Business Leaders' Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai in October.

Senior management appointments

Senior management appointments

See the latest senior management appointments of the Swire group.

150th anniversary in HK

150th anniversary in HK

This year represents a significant milestone for Swire, when we celebrate 150 years of doing business in Hong Kong.

Empowering young talent

Empowering young talent

On 7th November, a gathering was held to mark the conclusion of 2019's "Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas".

Pacific Place at 30

Pacific Place at 30

Pacific Place celebrated its 30th birthday in style, with the Mall's Garden Court transformed into an interactive, nature-themed playground.

Port Moresby project breaks ground

Port Moresby project breaks ground

Steamships Trading Company has launched its Harbourside South project at a ground- breaking ceremony in October.

Swire Properties

New residential project

A consortium formed by Swire Properties, Kerry Properties Limited and Sino Land Company Limited has won a tender to develop the MTR's new residential project in Wong Chuk Hang.

The graduation ceremony for I Can Fly 2019.

Dreams soar

Cathay Pacific's eighth I Can Fly community programme ran from March to August 2019.

Extended ITM support

Extended ITM support

In October, HAECO ITM signed an agreement with Air Hong Kong to provide inventory technical management support for the airline's Airbus A330-300 freighter fleet.

HK Express forum

HK Express forum

HK Express held its first Townhall meeting for staff on 24th October along with its sixth birthday celebration.

Marking three decades of growth

Marking three decades of growth

Swire Coca-Cola's first Mainland bottling plants, Swire Coca-Cola Jiangsu and Swire Coca-Cola Zhejiang, celebrated their 30th anniversaries in October.

Driving success through AI

Driving success through AI

Swire Coca-Cola has teamed up with RetailEye Intelligence, to introduce image recognition technology at its service outlets across Mainland China.

Exciting new recycling initiatives

Exciting new recycling initiatives

September 2019 saw the launch of two major projects as part of Swire Coca-Cola's commitment to 'Drink Without Waste'.

Coca-Cola helps heat Utah homes

Coca-Cola helps heat Utah homes

As part of its drive for sustainability, Swire Coca-Cola, USA is sending expired and damaged product to Utah's first anaerobic digester.

James Finlay opens in Guizhou

James Finlay opens in Guizhou

October saw the official opening of Finlays' new refined tea production facility at Sinan, in Guizhou, in south-western China.

Powering up coffee productivity

Powering up coffee productivity

Aspen Beverage Group has celebrated the completion of its new 65,000 square-foot production facility at San Antonio in Texas.

New warehouse for Blue Diamond growers

New warehouse for Blue Diamond growers

United States Cold Storage has celebrated the opening of its second refrigerated warehouse at Turlock, California.

Recycling partnership

Recycling partnership

In 2018, the China Navigation Company joined forces with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme to establish the Moana Taka Partnership, to remove recyclable waste from the Pacific Islands.

Chefoo launch

Chefoo launch

CNCo's latest new building, Chefoo, was officially launched on 16th October at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard.

Swire Oilfield Services moves into Mexico market

Swire Oilfield Services moves into Mexico market

In September, Swire Oilfield Services announced a strategic partnership agreement with Whittaker Engineering to support the growing energy market in Mexico.

The road to low emissions

The road to low emissions

Vogue Laundry has invested over HK$6 million in upgrading its vehicles to Euro VI standard.

Vespa launches

Vespa launches

On 5th September, Taikoo Motors' subsidiary, Yuntung Motors, launched the new Vespa LX FL model in the Taiwan market.

Sustainability goals

Sustainability goals

Swire Pacific has maintained its "AAA" rating from MSCI ESG Research, recognising its ongoing efforts to develop its businesses along sustainable lines.

Outstanding annual reports

Outstanding annual reports

Swire Pacific's 2018 Annual Report won the Bronze Award in the "General" category in the Hong Kong Management Association's Best Annual Reports Awards.

Making art accessible

Making art accessible

John Swire & Sons (S.E. Asia) Pte. Limited has received a Friend of the Arts award from the National Arts Council of Singapore.

Cathay Pacific Group celebrates multiple award wins

Cathay Pacific Group celebrates multiple award wins

In November, Cathay Pacific Airways was named as one of the top five airlines in the world by AirlineRatings.com.

Award-winning blend

Award-winning blend

James Finlay Kenya has won multiple awards at the Tea Industry Gala Awards 2019, which took place in Nairobi in October.

SPO honoured

SPO honoured

Swire Pacific Offshore has won the Excellence in Offshore Support Award at the 2019 Lloyd's List Asia Pacific Awards ceremony.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Representing the Swire group, Tom Owen, Cathay Pacific's Director People, attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Hong Kong.

Partnership for cultural heritage conservation

Partnership for cultural heritage conservation

Steamships Trading Company was a major sponsor of the 2019 Hiri Moale Festival – a major annual event in Papua New Guinea's capital.

R U OK?

R U OK?

In September, the Kalari division of Swire Mining Logistics Industrial held a series of mental health awareness and inclusion activities in support of the R U OK? initiative in Australia.

Eat sustainably

Eat sustainably

One of the key missions of Swire Trust is to help safeguard fragile marine ecosystems and restore fisheries in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

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