Zim, Emirates add ship to Asia/U.S. Gulf and East Coast loop
Israel's Zim Integrated Shipping Services and Emirates Shipping Line have added a 10th ship to their joint weekly Asia-Gulf Express Service, which recently included the Japanese ports of Osaka and Yokohama to the rotation.
The AGX started last June and now uses 10 ships of about 3,000 TEUs calling Shanghai; Busan; Osaka; Yokohama; Cristobal, Panama; Kingston, Jamaica; Tampa, Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; Houston; Kingston; Cristobal; and back to Shanghai.
'Zim has answered the call to the overwhelming response by shippers who require a reliable, comprehensive, fast service to Asia via Tampa,' said Tom Keen, senior vice president, marketing and sales for Zim in the United States.