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ZIM to offer direct services between Israel and UAE

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ZIM is to start offering direct services between Israel and the UAE following the normalising of relations between the two countries.

The Israeli line will be offering connections between Haifa, Israel and Jebel Ali, UAE on two of its existing services.  The company said that it’s ZIM India - East Med Express (ZIE) would offer service from Israel and the East Med to the UAE; and ZIM Israel India Service (ZII) will accept cargo from Jebel Ali to Haifa.

Rani Ben Yehuda, ZIM evp cross Suez and Atlantic business unit for ZIM, said: “We are pleased to offer our customers direct service to and from the UAE, and look forward to future growth in this trade, as well as further increase in the scope of our service portfolio.”

Shipping and maritime businesses have been quick to take advantage of the normalisation of relations between the two countries.

Late last month DP World’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC) to promote economic cooperation and create new opportunities for businesses in both countries

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