Set sail with our exclusive new Sun Chief Express Service from Vietnam to Seattle
Select shippers can now take advantage of our direct, express shuttle service — departing
fortnightly from Vietnam and arriving in Seattle in as little as 16 days.
We are proud to offer the fastest ocean freight service from Vietnam to the US.
Yes, guaranteed equipment and allocations per sailing through formal Block Space Agreements (BSAs).
Fastest Transit Times
Just 16 days from Haiphong and 19 days from Ho Chi Minh — Use our express service for the fastest transit times from Vietnam
Choose from two centrally located terminals near suppliers in Vietnam, providing lower cost drayage and easy access to empty equipment
This service includes expedited berthing at Seattle's T30 terminal, with 24-36 hours from berth to discharge.
View scheduled sailings
See when our ships are on the move. Easily view ETAs, ETDs, Cut-Off Dates and other important information in our convenient sailing schedule.
Reliable Equipment & Capacity
Direct, express capacity between Vietnam and Seattle
Fastest transit from Vietnam to the United States in today's market — 16 days from Haiphong, 19 days from Ho Chi Minh
Dedicated, bi-weekly service
Get your freight from Seattle fast with priority berthing and peel piles at T30 Terminal
Fixed, guaranteed allocations per sailing and long term contract pricing available
300,000 sq. ft. of prime distribution and transload space in Seattle to support the service
Secure your capacity today
Slots are going fast — let's customize a plan that works for you.
Book a consultation with one of our experts for rates and more information.
Supplemental feeder services at origin and destination
In addition to our primary Vietnam to Seattle service, UWL can explore supplemental feeder services for high volume clients which connect to our main Sun Chief line via our partner network.
Dedicated service linking Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh for quick transit to Seattle. This is a great cost- and time-saving alternative to overland cross-border transit.
- Fastest transit time from Cambodia to the US West Coast at 25 days
- Equipment pool and capacity in Cambodia
- Guaranteed Sunday barge to connect to the following Saturday HCM departure
- Transit time between PNH and HCM is only 18-24 hours
- 1 day cut-off
We offer coastal barge service via our partner network connecting Laem Chabang to our call in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam providing fast and efficient transit from Thailand to Seattle.
- Laem Chabang to the Pacific Northwest in as little as 27 days
- Equipment pool and capacity in Thailand
- Barge service connecting to Saturday Ho Chi Minh departure
- Transit time between LCB and HCM is only 24-48 hours
- 2 day cut-off prior to departure
Take advantage of our dedicated transshipment service from Seattle to Vancouver's Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) via Swire's Westwood Shipping Lines.
- Leading transit time from Vietnam to Vancouver via Seattle in as little as 27 days
- Quick berthing & container discharge at FSD – No Delays!
- Empty returns at FSD
- Transit time between T30 and FSD is only 2 days
Swire + UWL
The first dedicated ocean service by an NVOCC in the trade
We are incredibly excited to introduce something completely new and revolutionary to the trade at a time when the market needs it most – UWL is contracting with Swire to launch the first ever dedicated ocean service by an NVOCC in the TP trade.
Our goal is to support underserviced trades with dedicated, express, premium services that add reliable, guaranteed capacity to the trade.
This solution represents a true collaboration between industry pioneers, Swire and UWL, steeped in history, to create something entirely new and innovative in the market today.
Meet the Sun Chief Operations Team
Michael Van Hagen
Maisie Rotuno, LCB