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 18 days.
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See when our ships are on the move. Easily view ETAs, ETDs, Cut-Off Dates and other important information in our convenient, live sailing schedule.
Southeast Asia Origins
Connecting Asia to the US & Canada
Sun Chief Express runs from Seattle, WA to Haiphong and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
We also provide supplemental feeder services at origin for high volume clients which connect to our main Sun Chief Express line via our partner network.
Our feeder network currently spans Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, & Thailand.
Ho Chi Minh, Haiphong, & Da Nang
Direct service to Seattle from Haiphong's Greenport Terminal and Ho Chi Minh's SP-ITC Terminal in Vietnam, close to suppliers.
We also provide feeder service connecting from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang.
- Ho Chi Minh - 18 Days
- Haiphong - 21 Days
- Da Nang - 26 Days
North America Destinations
Express Shipping from Southeast Asia to the US and Canada
Choose the Sun Chief Express for the fastest and most reliable shipping from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam to the Pacific Northwest.
Now, reach the Midwestern US via IPI connections to Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Kansas City, Memphis & Minneapolis. We also provide feeder service to Vancouver, Canada.
Additionally, our Flying Scotsman transload program in Seattle provides 100% nationwide transportation coverage.
Sun Chief Express calls on the Port of Seattle which is served by Class I railways & conveniently located near major highways to quickly move your cargo across the nation.
- Minimal port waiting times with priority berthing and peel piles
- 24 – 36-hour average discharge
- Empty returns in Seattle through e-modal
- 300,000 sq. ft. of prime distribution and transload space in Seattle to support the service
- Flying Scotsman transload program provides 100% nationwide coverage; Transit time of 1-4 Days* (varies by destination)
Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Kansas City, Memphis & Minneapolis
Connecting Asia to the Midwest, our new Inland Point Intermodal (IPI) service quickly shuttles your freight from Seattle to key inland locations.
- Weekly Departures from Seattle
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP) and Norfolk Southern (NS) railroads
- Chicago - +6-8 Days
- Kansas City - +6-8 Days
- Memphis - +7-9 Days
- Cleveland - +9-11 Days
- Columbus - +9-11 Days
- Minneapolis - +10-13 Days
Take advantage of our dedicated service from Seattle to Vancouver's Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) via Swire Shipping's Westwood Shipping Lines.
- Leading transit time from Vietnam to Vancouver via Seattle
- Quick berthing & container discharge at FSD – No Delays!
- Empty returns at FSD
- *Vancouver - +2-3 Days
*+9-10 days if initial connection missed.
Secure your capacity today
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Refrigerated cargo transportation between Seattle, Korea, Vietnam & Thailand
With new eco vessels, reefers fitted with the latest technology, and a carrier who has been in the business since the 1970s, our refrigerated shipping solution is backed by the tools, tech, and expertise to ensure your refrigerated cargo arrives on time and in peak condition.
Cold Chain Solutions from Farm to Shelf
Whether you are shipping produce, protein, or seafood, this premium service provides the speed, guarantees, and predictability needed to reliably transport your time- and temperature-sensitive cargo from farm to shelf.
- Fruits & Vegetables
Space & Equipment
- New, fast, eco ships
- Average size: 2,500+ TEUs
- Average age: < 2 years
- Wholly owned by Swire
- 6,000+ brand new containers
- 40' HQ & 20' Dry Containers
- 40' Reefer Containers
- Closed-loop equipment pool
UWL + Swire Shipping
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 Shipping 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 Shipping and UWL, steeped in history, to create something entirely new and innovative in the market today.
Meet the Sun Chief Express Operations Team
SWIRE SHIPPING NORTH AMERICA