Container carrier Zim has announced the next phase of its blockchain initiative by extending the technology to all of its customers in selected trades, following the completion of dozens of shipments with multiple freight forwarders and beneficial cargo owner (BCO).

The cooperation between ZIM and the 2M Alliance of Maersk Line and MSC is being expanded to the Asia – Med and Asia – Pacific Northwest trades covering four services.

Fresh from announcing a first half loss, ZIM has announced an upgrade for the India-Med Express Line (IMX), which it runs independently, with a new rotation that will give a significantly faster transit time, and make it the fastest on the trade.

ZIM announced details of its new improved Asia-US East Coast (USEC) network following its recent tie-up with the 2M alliance.

The move by Zim to join the 2M alliance on the Far East-US East Coast (FE-USEC) trade will result in some reduction in capacity and also free up a large number of classic Panamax-size container ships, Alphaliner said in its weekly newsletter.

Israeli container line Zim is setting up a new digital unit as it aims to become a digital leader in the shipping industry.

MSC and Zim will again be operating a seasonal Black Sea service from November.

A Zim containership rescued a lone yachtsman near the Azores Islands on Friday.

Zim Integrated Shipping Services has appointed Eli Glickman as president and ceo of the company effective July 1, 2017. 

Israel’s Zim Line has revealed the details of the final phase of its restructured network, which will begin in April 2017. 

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