ZIM announces port calls on new Asia-USEC services with 2M

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

ZIM Transpacific trade evp Nissim Yochai said: ”The new alignment will enable ZIM customers to enjoy the best of both worlds: ZIM’s highly reputed personalized service, along with the best-in-market infrastructure and product.”

As previously announced, the new network includes five services under the ZIM+2M cooperation, as detailed below:

§  ZIM Container Service Pacific (ZCP) - Excellent service from North & Central China, South Korea to US Gulf, Caribbean and South Atlantic, with Fast Transit Time from North Asia to South Atlantic, New calls in Xingang, Wilmington, Jacksonville and Pusan Westbound, and Connectivity to Halifax/ Caribbean/ US Gulf via Kingston

§  ZIM Big Apple (ZBA) - Best connection from South and Central China and South Korea to North Atlantic, Fast Transit Time to New York; Unique call in Baltimore; Import cargo to India Sub Continent and South East Asia

§  ZIM Seven Stars (Z7S) - Fast Transit Time from South China, Vietnam and South East Asia to US East Coast; New direct calls Miami, Charleston and Singapore

§  ZIM Sunny Atlantic Express (ZSA) - Express service from Taiwan, China and South Korea to South Atlantic; Fast Transit Time from Asia to Savannah; New direct calls in Xiamen and Miami

§  ZIM New Frontier (ZNF) - Express service from Thailand, South East Asia and India Sub-Continent to US East Coast; Fast Transit Time from South East Asia and India Sub Continent to New York; New direct call in Laem Chabang; New direct call in Singapore; Fast Transit Time from Thailand to US East Coast

The new schedules will kick off with the first sailing of the 8,648 teu Columbine Maersk on the ZIM Seven Stars service from Chiwan on September 12. This vessel is currently already running services to USEC for Maersk.

The partners had previously announced 2M would be operating four of the five loops with ZIM taking up the last one.

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Posted 10 August 2018

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Vincent Wee

Asia Editor, Seatrade Maritime News