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New ZIM service connects South America West Coast to US East Coast

Photo: ZIM Line Side view of ZIM vessel in port
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services is launching the ZIM Colibri Xpress (ZCX) a service from South America West Coast to US East Coast, commencing on the coming weeks from Chile.

ZIM said The ZCX will offer competitive service for refrigerated cargo from Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia, with the fastest transit time to Philadelphia - as a first port of call in the US East coast - and competitive transit time to additional US ports.

The service will be operated independently by ZIM, which will deploy 6 X 1700 teu vessels on a weekly service with increased capacity for reefers, with connection between the ports of West Coast of South America and the US East Coast as well as fast transhipments from US East Coast ports and direct service from Miami in Southern Florida to all Latin America trades.

The new service will enable transhipment connecting ports in West Coast South America to and from East Coast South America and will also offer transhipment connection from Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean to Philadelphia’s port.

"This unique line, named after the famous beautiful South American Colibri bird, is specifically designed for agility, efficiency, and reliability,” said Nissim Yochai, EVP, ZIM US President & Head of Latin America Business Unit.

The new service will operate on the following rotation: San Antonio (Chile), Callao (Peru), Guayaquil (Ecuador) – Cartagena (Colombia) – Kingston (Jamaica) – Philadelphia - Miami, Kingston (Jamaica)- Buenaventura (Colombia – Guayaquil (Ecuador) – Callao (Peru) - San Antonio (Chile).


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