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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Maritime Logistics Professional

Posted by January 10, 2019

ZIM, 2M Alliance Expand In Asia

File Image: CREDIT Zim

File Image: CREDIT Zim

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.  



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