We are writing to share an important update that, effective May 27, 2023, Hamburg Süd will be exiting the South Seas Service. We have served this lane proudly for many years and are grateful to our customers for the years we have worked together. As part of our exit from this trade, we will be terminating our vessel sharing agreement with Swire Shipping.

We are committed to working with you to avoid any disruption to your business and you will be able to secure future container shipping services on the South Seas Service through Swire Shipping.

You will soon be contacted by a representative who will provide more detailed information. For immediate support, please call our offices at +1 415-269-1109.

Service termination is on a vessel/voyage basis:

  • For export service, the last departure customers can book with Hamburg Süd is the sailing of the “Cap Salia,” voyage 982sb, with Long Beach, CA EDT May 22, 2023, and Oakland ETD May 25, 2023
  • For import service, the last departure is the “Cap Salia,” voyage 982nb, sailing from the last load port (Pago Pago, American Samoa) on June 13, 2023.

We are confident that Swire Shipping will continue to provide you the personalized, dependable services you rely on for your shipping needs. Swire has demonstrated a strong commitment to serving its customers in the Asia-Pacific region for more than 150 years.

We thank you again for being a Hamburg Süd customer and stand ready to provide your business the global integrated logistics services your business requires beyond the South Seas Service.

Please contact your Hamburg Süd representative with any questions you may have.