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Posted by December 19, 2016

ZIM Upgrades Lines Structure

To improve its services and provide better solutions to market needs, ZIM is announcing a restructuring of its main services on major trades. The new, enhanced structure provides first-class services in the select trades the company is pursuing. The changes will commence in April 2017, offering customers an array of newly designed services catering to market needs, and providing efficient and viable solutions to customers’ evolving needs.
Pacific Trade
  • ZIM is introducing a new service between Asia and the Pacific North West, a fast link with efficient gateway to numerous inland destinations in the USA and Canada. This service will replace the current NP services as of April 2017. 
  • ZIM’s All-Water service via the Panama Canal, the well-known ZCP service, between Asia and the US East Coast will be upgraded and will offer inland destination solutions to major locations through main ports in the US East Cost.
  • As stated previously, the all-water service via the Suez Canal, the premium Z7S - ZIM Seven Stars service, connecting  South China, South East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and the U.S East Coast, will resume full activity after the winter program, in April 2017


Asia – East Mediterranean and Black Sea Trade

  • The present AME and EMX services connecting Asia and the Indian Subcontinent with the East Mediterranean and Black Sea, will be restructured to new services, maintaining ZIM’s competitive advantages and keeping its position as one of the leading carriers on this trade.
Atlantic Trade
As recently announced, ZIM has enhanced its Atlantic network, adding a 4th string, with wider coverage including additional calls in Italy, France and Turkey, with improved Transit times to the U.S East Coast main ports.
Full details of the new structure and services will be published in the coming weeks.
The restructuring is part of ZIM’s approach to focus on trades in which it has a strong position and competitive advantages, while utilizing its flexibility and creativity as an independent player to provide premium services and solutions to its customers.  
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