Ocean Carriers

ZIM Expands Cooperation with 2M

ZIM Expands Cooperation with 2M
Danny Gill

ZIM has announced a further expansion of its Strategic Cooperation with the members of the 2M Alliance, Maersk & MSC, to the Asia – US Gulf Trade.

The new agreement includes two new strings:

ZGC – ZIM US Gulf Central China Xpress – 10×6500 TEU vessels with the following rotation:
Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan (Panama Canal Transit), Houston, Mobile, Miami, Freeport, (Panama Canal Transit), Araijan, Busan.

First Sailing: Ningbo, August 18th. (Subject to regulatory approval)

ZGX – ZIM US Gulf South China Xpress – 10×4500 TEU vessels with the following rotation:
Xiamen, Yantian, Busan (Panama Canal Transit), Houston, Mobile, Tampa, Manzanillo, (Panama Canal Transit), Balboa, Busan.

First Sailing Xiamen August 16th. (Subject to regulatory approval)

Eli Glickman, ZIM President and CEO said: “This is the third phase of our tightening cooperation with the 2M Alliance, now extending to four major trades. I’m confident in our strategy, which gains momentum while our customers reap the benefits!”

Nissim Yochai, ZIM EVP Pacific Trade: “We are very pleased to further strengthen our portfolio and enhance our strategic cooperation with the 2M Alliance on this important trade, in which ZIM will be a vessel operator. The two new lines offer better port coverage in the growing US Gulf market, excellent transit time both for Imports and Exports together with our ZIM’s signature premium customer service.”

The new cooperation follows previous agreements in the Asia – US East Coast, operating since September 2018, and on the Asia – Pacific North West and the Asia – Mediterranean Trades, operating since March 2019.

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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