ZIM withdraws China – Los Angeles loop06/03/2023
Israel’s major container carrier ZIM will cancel its Transpacific ZIM eCommerce Xpress (ZEX) service, according to the latest DynaLiners report.
ZEX service launched in July 2020 and was operated by five container vessels with a box capacity of 5,000 TEUs.
The port rotation of ZIM’s service was the following:
Ningbo (China) – Xiamen (China) – Shenzhen (Yantian, China) – Los Angeles (US) – Ningbo
On the other hand, earlier in February, the Israeli container line announced its upgraded ZIM Xpress Baltimore (ZXB) service that links Asia with the United States East Coast.
The ZIM Xpress Baltimore (ZXB) updated weekly rotation will be: Jakarta (Indonesia) – Laem Chabang (Thailand) – Cai Mep (Vietnam) – Haiphong (Vietnam) – Yantian (China) – Kaohsiung (Taiwan) – Panama Canal – Kingston (Jamaica) – Baltimore (US) – Norfolk (US) – New York (US) – Boston (US) – Suez Canal – Jakarta
ZIM is the sole operator of the service, which offers access to most Midwest destinations through Norfolk and Baltimore, while it includes a New York call at Maher terminal and direct coverage from Jakarta and Haiphong.
Hani Kalinski, ZIM executive vice president of the Pacific Business Unit, commented, “The new and upgraded ZXB is another testimony to our agile, customer-centric approach, aimed at providing streamlined premium services to our customers, as well as responding swiftly to changing market needs. The new ZXB offers more coverage, more connections and more opportunities while maintaining our unique dedicated, personal, and exclusive customer experience.”
Source: Container News