Israeli carrier ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (ZIM) has expanded in Trieste, Italy with two of its Ro-Ro and container services.
The Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) Italian multi-purpose terminal Piattaforma Logistica Trieste (HHLA PLT Italy) welcomed ZIM’s Ro-Ro service Vehicle Carrier Service 1 (VE1) on 13 May. The Viking Sea vessel was the first to make the call carrying emission-free cars to be imported from China to Europe.
On 19 May, ZIM also started a new container service at HHLA PLT Italy. The Adriatic Express Service (ADX) will now connect Trieste with Ashdod (Israel) and Aliaga (Turkey) on a weekly basis. The service focuses on transport of fresh goods in refeer containers.
Antonio Barbara, Managing Director of HHLA PLT, said that with the new services HHLA PLT is set to gain a competitive connection with the markets in Israel and Turkey and attract more customers to the Italian hub.
Net income for the first quarter of this year was $1.7 billion, a year-over-year increase of 190 per cent, while EBITDA tripled compared to last year’s first quarter to $2.5 billion.