ZIM, 2M Alliance Expand In Asia
ZIM and the members of the 2M Alliance, Maersk and MSC, has announced a second strategic cooperation agreement following the agreement announced in July 2018 in the Asia-US East Coast Trade.
The new strategic operational agreement, which will be a combination of Vessel Sharing, Slot exchange and purchase, covers two additional trades: Asia - East Mediterranean and Asia - American Pacific Northwest. In each trade, two strings will be operated in cooperation, as follows:
Asia - East Mediterranean:
- Sirius Line (ZAS)
- Xingang – Dalian – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Said East – Haifa – Port-Said East – Singapore – Xingang
Spica Line (ZMS)
- Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Said East – Yarimca – Istanbul – Asyaport – Piraeus – Singapore – Shekou – Pusan
Asia - Pacific Northwest:
- ZIM Pacific Pollux (ZP9)
- Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Yantian – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan – Vancouver – Seattle - Yokohama – Busan – Kaohsiung
ZIM Pacific Procyon (ZP8)
- Xingang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Busan – Yokohama – Prince Rupert – Xingang
The new structure offers 4 dedicated lines with extensive port coverage and premium service levels.
The new services are due to start from Asia in March, subject to FMC and other regulatory approvals.