ZIM enhances Asia-US East Coast connection

ZIM enhances Asia-US East Coast coverage

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has announced a major restructuring of its ZXB service, connecting the Asian continent to the US East Coast.

The move will bring about a new and improved rotation for the ZXB service, starting from late February.

The new weekly rotation will be the following:

Jakarta – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Haiphong – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Panama Canal – Kingston – Baltimore – Norfolk – New York – Boston – Suez Canal – Jakarta.

According to ZIM, this new rotation offers customers the fastest transit time to Baltimore and Boston from all direct ports of loading, in addition to access to most Midwest destinations through Norfolk and Baltimore.

The service will also include a New York call at Maher terminal and direct coverage from Jakarta and Haiphong.

READ: ZIM expands new Southeast Asia – Australia coverage

One of the key features of the upgraded ZXB service is its new connection from Southeast Asia and South China to ZIM’s Latin America regional network, Philadelphia, and the US Gulf.

The new Kingston, Jamaica connection is another significant addition to the ZXB service and is slated to provide customers with increased options and flexibility.

“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,” said Hani Kalinski, ZIM EVP Pacific Business Unit.

“The new ZXB offers more coverage, more connections and more opportunities while maintaining our unique dedicated, personal, and exclusive customer experience.”

Israel-based ZIM posted a net income of $4.21 billion in the first three quarters of last year, surpassing 2021’s result of $2.94 billion.

Total revenues for the first nine months of 2022 hit $10.37 billion driven by elevated freight rates.

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