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ZIM upgrades India-Med service to cut transit times

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 said in a press release that starting September, the line will operate five vessels, and the round-trip will be shortened to 35 days. The new rotation will commence in Colombo, followed by Nhava-Sheva and Mundra, followed by Eastern Mediterranean ports. Transit time to East Med ports will be reduced significantly, in some cases to certain ports by a week to 10 days.  

ZIM said the service was to improve service and meet market needs and will help customers benefit from fast transit times and improved port rotations.

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ZIM Cross-Suez and Atlantic evp Rani Ben-Yehuda said: “ZIM now offers the fastest and most reliable service between the Indian sub-continent and the Eastern Mediterranean. We continue to upgrade and improve our services, as part of ZIM vision and our customer-oriented approach.”