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ZIM launches China-Australia express line

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Israeli shipping line ZIM is entering the Australian market with a fast service connecting China with major ports in Australia.

The new service, named China Australia Express (CAX), will offer 11-day transit time from South China to Sydney – one of the fastest in the market – along with additional advantages and superb customer service.

The new China-Australia service, planned to commence in mid-October 2020, will have the following rotation: Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Ningbo.

The service will deploy six 2,500 TEU vessels with extensive capacity and plugs for refrigerated cargo. A fleet of new, advanced reefer units fitted with ZIMonitor system for constant monitoring and damage prevention will be available to customers on the new service. 

Eli Glickman, ZIM’s President & CEO, said: “We are very pleased to start operating in the Australian trade in view of the high demand in the market. I am sure this new service will provide a solution to customers’ growing needs in this trade. We see great opportunity in the Australian trade and believe our unique Z Factor and innovative, yet personal approach will be appreciated and valued by customers in this market.”

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