Most Reliable Service from Vietnam to the USA

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.


Our #1 priority is to provide the fastest overall transit in the market today.

Fastest transit from Vietnam to the US
18 days from Ho Chi Minh
21 days from Haiphong


Factory to Warehouse
in as little as 22 days


Priority berthing at both
origin and destination


Fixed rates. Fixed space. Preset equipment allocations. Or your money back.

Guaranteed contractual
allocations per voyage


Dedicated, closed-loop
equipment pool with
6,000+ containers


New, fast, eco-friendly,
2,500+ TEU vessels


Service you can count on.
No cargo rolls on our mother vessels.

No “Blank Sailings” - Schedules
published 9 months in advance with
2 sailings per month


12-24 month contracts with
fixed ocean freight base rate -
No “Premium Surcharges”


Dedicated empty equipment
at origin for suppliers

Sun Chief Express

Space & Equipment Guaranteed

Contact us for a quote and more information.




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Sun Chief Express Sailing Schedule

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, 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.


Transit Times

  • Ho Chi Minh - 18 Days
  • Haiphong - 21 Days
  • Da Nang - 26 Days


Import from manufacturers and suppliers located in Bangladesh using our convenient feeder service departing from Chittagong.


This feeder connects to our Sun Chief Express call in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.


Transit Time

  • Chittagong - 35 Days

Phnom Penh & Sihanoukville

Easily ship from factories in Cambodia with our dedicated service linking Phnom Penh​ & Sihanoukville to our call in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. From there, Sun Chief Express provides quick transit to Seattle.


Transit Times

  • Phnom Penh -  24 Days
  • Sihanoukville - 29 Days


Choose our new express feeder service linking Jakarta to Seattle via Ho Chi Minh for fast shipping from Indonesia to the US and Canada.


Transit Time

  • Jakarta - 28 Days

Port Klang

Connecting Malaysia to the PNW, this feeder service departs from Port Klang and connects to our Sun Chief Express call in Ho Chi Minh.


Transit Time

  • Port Klang - 30 Days

Port of Singapore

A key transshipment hub, our feeder service connects freight arriving in Singapore Port to the Pacific Northwest via Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.


Transit Time

  • Singapore - 27 Days

Laem Chabang

We offer coastal barge service connecting Laem Chabang to our call in Ho Chi Minh for fast and efficient transit from Thailand to Seattle.


Transit Time

  • Laem Chabang - 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

Transit Times

  • 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​

Transit Time

  • *Vancouver - +2-3 Days
    *+9-10 days if initial connection missed.

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.

Reefer Services

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.

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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
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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. 

Our Team

 Meet the Sun Chief Express Operations Team



Harry Stones



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Duncan Wright



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Chris Krawczyk


Vice President
National Sales

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Evan Hartman


Vice President
International Operations

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Lincoln Pei


Vice President

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Danielle Lopez


Tradelane Allocation

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Natalie Garac


Tradelane Allocation

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Shannon Dillinger


International Services

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Dylan Royal


Vice President
Regional Sales

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Jane Colazzo


Senior Vice President
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Have questions? Book a free 15-minute consultation with our experts.

Tell us more about your business and objectives, and we'll share how we can help you succeed with this new express service.