Our Profile

The China Navigation Company Limited (CNCo) is the deep-sea ship owning and operating arm of the Swire group of companies, and is wholly owned by the group’s parent company, John Swire & Sons Limited. The company is UK-registered and has established Owner’s Representative offices in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, India and the USA. CNCo’s managed liner services serve over 130 ports worldwide, employing a mix of specialist owned and chartered vessels carrying container, bulk, break-bulk and project cargoes. CNCo has additional diversified dry bulk interests involving Capesize bulk carrier pool interests and the design and operation of tailor-made bulk logistics solutions for our charterers. The company’s main area of operation is Asia-to-South Pacific, with round-the-world services extending its network to Europe, North America, the Middle East and Indian subcontinent.

‘Esse quam videri’

The China Navigation Company’s motto is Esse quam videri meaning “To be, rather than to seem to be”. In other words: we are what we say we are, we do what we say we do. This philosophy is at the heart of all our business operations, translating into a superior service for our customers as we deliver on our promises year after year.