ZIM to expand the service coverage by adding Wilmington and Charleston calls

By Vessels

The ports of Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC, will be added to ZIM’s Asia-USEC portfolio.

The port of Wilmington, NC will be added to the ZIM Seven Star service (Z7S), starting May 2017. Z7S rotation will be: Da Chan Bay – Yantian – Cai Mep - Port Kelang - Colombo – New York – Norfolk – Wilmington – Savannah – Port Kelang – Da Chan Bay

ZIM to expand the service coverage by adding Wilmington and Charleston calls

Container ship ZIM Shanghai - Image courtesy of Stuart Smith

The new call offers a market-exclusive direct call from South China, South East Asia and India Sub-Continent to Wilmington, along with excellent service to US inland points.

The port of Charleston, SC, will be added to ZIM’s upgraded All-water ZIM Container Service Pacific (ZCP), ZIM’s premium service connecting China, Korea, US South Atlantic & Gulf and the Caribbean. ZCP also offers a direct Halifax call and fast transit time from USEC & Caribbean to China, with Qingdao as the first port of call.

Rotation: Qingdao - Ningbo - Shanghai - Pusan - Kingston – Savannah – Charleston - Norfolk - New York - Halifax - Kingston - Qingdao

First vessels to call Wilmington will be ZIM SHANGHAI V. 62, ETA Da Chan Bay May 14, ETA Wilmington Jun 17.

First vessels to call Charleston will be JULIETTE RICKMERS 19, ETA NGB April 17th, ETA CHS May 18th.

These improvements are part of ZIM intensive efforts to offer extensive, effective and efficient Asia-US services to its customers.

Source: ZIM