Westwood Shipping Lines is owned by Swire Shipping, part of the Swire Group. Westwood operates a fleet of seven vessels in the North Pacific, providing marine transportation between the Pacific Northwest and North Asia.

Our approach to success is personal service and versatility, combined with reliable schedules and superior cargo handling capabilities to safely transport your cargo.


Serving customers in Japan, Korea, China and North America with a fixed-day sailing schedule, we provide predictable, on-time transportation alternatives for forest products, containerized and oversized cargo. Through partnerships with both customers and suppliers—and utilizing the Pacific Northwest gateway—Westwood has emerged as the premier carrier in this specialized niche market.


While our services reach across the Pacific and throughout North America, our relationships with our customers remain focused on providing the high-touch and personalized service that sets us apart. We are dedicated to providing high quality service to meet the varied and specific needs of our customers.


Oversized cargo, containers, breakbulk and forest products sail together on the same Westwood ship. Our flexible ship design permits safe, efficient handling of all types of cargo – no matter how bulky or fragile.

Vessel Versatility Diagram