SWiM B2B Global Distribution System (GDS)


SWiM GDS is the world's only B2B Digital Global Distribution System developed to accommodate the Operational Planning, Container Booking, Secure Document and Data Exchange and Transactional Relationship exclusively between Container Shipping Lines and Freight Forwarders (Stage 1 Development); and between Container Shipping Lines and Ports, Stevedores and associated Vessel and Maritime Services Providers (Stage 2 Development)..

We Solve the Big Issues


Our Founders and Key Advisory team comprise a pool of highly skilled, talented professionals and entrepreneurs, each considered a specialist within their own industry and field of expertise.

The broad ranging skill set brought by our Founders and Key Advisory team comes from decades of experience in Global Banking, Finance, Payments and Trade, IT Systems Architecture and Development, Global Shipping and Maritime Services, International Law, Compliance and Risk Management, Business Intelligence Analysis, Infrastructure Major Project delivery and more.

Collectively the SWiM Team set about finding solutions to fix the big ticket issues impacting Global Container Shipping as well as certain other related industries. In doing so we have devised and are developing a number of interconnecting and complimentary IT system based solutions that not only deliver enormous efficiency and facilitate uniform industry wide digitalisation for the Global Container Shipping Industry, but have the capacity to remove up to circa US 82 Billion Dollar annual cost from the industry.

SWiM GDS Features

  • Over The Horizon Bookings

    Secure guaranteed bookings over the horizon up to 12 months ahead. Gain the advantage of fixed pricing.

  • 24/7 Connectibity

    Search and book container slots for voyages for any port pair globally, 24 hours a day.

  • EDI Document Exchange

    Shipping lines and freight forwarders exchange all necessary documents through our online portal.

  • SWiM Pay

    All payments by freight forwarders are made through our secure payment portal - SWiM Pay.

  • Escrow Account

    All payments are held in Escrow until either containers are shipped (liner paid) or not shipped and deposit is returned.

  • SWiM Rewards Credits

    All payments via SWiM Pay earn the selling liner SWiM Rewards points at the rate of USD $1.00 per point.


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