ZIM announced earlier today the details of its revised network in the transpacific trade, scheduled to commence on April 2017.
ZIM is introducing ZNP (ZIM North Pacific) - a new fast link from Asia to the Pacific North West, connecting major ports in South East Asia and China to the Vancouver gateway, offering competitive transit time with smooth rail link to inland destinations in US and Canada. ZNP also offers expanded coverage of Asian ports on both import and export.
Container ship ZIM NINGBO - Image courtesy of ZIM
ZNP joins ZIM’s trans-Pacific network, which also includes:
- ZIM Container Service Pacific (ZCP) – ZIM’s prime service, offering best in class service from Shanghai and Pusan to US South Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean clusters, will be upgraded on the following rotation: Qingdao - Ningbo - Shanghai - Pusan - Rodman - Panama Canal - Kingston – Savannah - Norfolk - New York - Halifax – Kingston – Qingdao.
- ZIM Seven Star Service (Z7S) – ZIM’s successful Asia - US East Coast service resumes full-scale activity, offering extensive port coverage from South China, South East Asia and the Indian sub-continent to the US East Coast main ports, including Maher terminal in New York. Z7S is delivering high schedule reliability and best-in-market transit time to major port: Da Chan Bay - Yantian - Cai Mep - Port Kelang - Colombo - New York - Norfolk - Savannah - Port Kelang - Da Chan Bay.
ZIM V.P. Trans Pacific Trade, Nissim Yochai: “The upgraded structure allows ZIM a broad operational and commercial flexibility to comply with our customer’s needs, and enables a fast response to changing market needs. ZIM’s outstanding record of schedule reliability and ongoing focus on customer service will be further enhanced in the framework of this improved structure.”