As part of its business strategy, ZIM introduces the final phase of the Company’s new network, commencing April 2017.
ZIM’s new service, ZIM MED PACIFIC (ZMP), will serve both the Asia-PNW trade and the Asia – East-Med/Black Sea trades. The service will deploy 15X4.5k vessels, allowing for operational advantages and high schedule reliability, along with competitive transit time and topmost service levels.
Port Kelang – Cai Mep – Da Chan Bay – Yantian – Xiamen – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver - Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Da Chan Bay – Port Kelang – Ashdod – Haifa –Istanbul – Novorossiysk – Odessa – Istanbul – Haifa – Port Kelang
In the Asia-Pacific North West Trade, ZMP offers a 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, as well as expanded coverage of Asian ports and smooth connection to our intra-Asia network via Port Kelang hub. This new line offers two new direct calls from Cai Mep, Vietnam and Xiamen, China.
- In addition, a second Pacific string, ZIM Pacific North (ZPN), announced recently, will operate on the following rotation:
- In the Asia – East-Med/Black Sea trade, ZMP offers fast and efficient link between Asia and the East Med/Black sea ports including a unique direct call to Novorossiysk, with excellent connection to regional network. ZMP customers will benefit from ZIM’s extensive Med network and top service levels in terminals, relying on ZIM’s long experience and operational advantages in the region; along with wide coverage of Asian ports and smooth access to ZIM’s Intra-Asia network of regional services.
Additionally, ZIM is launching a new India – East-Med/Black Sea string, India Med Express (IMX), with the following rotation:
IMX enhances ZIM’s growing activity in the Indian sub-continent, which includes a significantly upgraded portfolio, as well a cooperation Agreement with Avvashya-CCI Logistics, a subsidiary of Allcargo Logistics Limited, to provide logistics services in India to ZIM customers
ZIM CEO Rafi Danieli: “The upgraded ZIM network, mostly operated independently by ZIM, allows for broad operational and commercial flexibility and first-rate service levels to our customers. ZIM’s focus on customer service will be further enhanced in the framework of this improved structure.”