ZIM Restructures Its East Mediterranean Services
Starting November 28, the new structure will commence with the following strings:
- Turkey Greece Express (TGX) with 2x1600 TEU vessels, on the following rotation: Haifa – Antalya – Mersin – Piraeus – Thessaloniki – Izmir – Damietta – Haifa
- Turkey Israel Express (TIX) with 3x2800 TEU vessels, on the following rotation: Piraeus – Istanbul – Izmit – Gemlik – Aliaga – Piraeus – Mersin – Iskenderun – Ashdod – Haifa – Piraeus
The new structure offers extended coverage of East Mediterranean ports with excellent transit time. ZIM is adding the ports of Aliaga (Turkey ), Damietta (Egypt), Iskenderun (Turkey) and Ashdod (Israel) to its schedule. The newly introduced Thessaloniki to Damietta link will cater for the growing reefer trade on this route, offering a fast transit time and fixed window in Damietta.