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Zim launches new Asia – US East Coast service

Zim launches new Asia – US East Coast service
Zim is launching Seven Star Express, a new service between Asia and the US East Coast, on 29 May.

The new weekly service, Zim Seven Star Express (Z7S), connects South China, Southeast Asia and the Indian sub-continent with the US East Coast via the Suez Canal, and will deploy 10 vessels between 5,000 and 6,500 teu weekly.

The Z7S service will call at Dachan Bay, Yantian, Cai Mep (Vietnam), Singapore, Colombo, the Suez Canal, New York, Savannah and Norfolk, before returning via the Suez Canal to Singapore and Dachan Bay.

“The inauguration of the Z7S service marks the New Zims’s initiative to provide smart and exceptional solutions to our customers,” Rafi Danieli, Zim president and ceo, said. “Looking ahead, this new service is an additional phase of Zim’s strategy striving to respond to customers’ needs, as we have recently done with the “extra loaders” from Asia to the US East Coast; it is a strategy focused on customers’ needs and based on excellence and efficient service.

“We are certain that it will best serve our customers and strengthen our position on this major trade route. The new line opening coincides with Zim’s 70th anniversary. We are proud of our legacy, and look ahead with confidence.”