ZIM ENTERS U.S./NORTH EUROPE TRADE
Zim Israel Navigation Co. will enter the U.S./North Europe container trade at the end of this month.
The carrier will take slots from COSCO Container Lines on the transatlantic leg of its AUE service.
The transatlantic service calls at Charleston, Norfolk, New York, Boston, Antwerp, Felixstowe, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Le Havre, New York, Baltimore, Norfolk and Charleston.
Zim has operated a U.S./Mediterranean services for years, but it is new in the U.S./North Europe segment of the transatlantic trade.
In a separate development, Zim said it has also entered the Asia/North Europe trade. Dan Nadler, spokesman for Zim, said its service commenced in March under a slot charter agreement with China Shipping Container Lines.
“We want to be global, whether with our own ships or by taking slots,” Nadler said. “You have to present … on all the global routes.”
Zim’s new U.S./North Europe and Asia/North Europe services complement its established transpacific, U.S./Mediterranean, Asia/Mediterranean liner services on the east/west routes, and its other services to and from the East Coast of South America, the Caribbean, Australia/New Zealand, the Indian Subcontinent and Africa.
The detailed port coverage and transit times of Zim’s new services are posted on the global liner-shipping database ComPairData at www.compairdata.com .