ZIM launches ‘E-Commerce Express’ at NWSA to meet demand boom

ZIM launches new service from NWSA

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has launched a new expedited transpacific service calling at the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s (NWSA) Husky Terminal.

In a statement, NWSA said ZIM made the first call of its Southeast Asia E-Commerce Express (ZX2) on 23 March 2021.

The service will focus on transporting time-sensitive cargo, dedicating seven sprinter vessels to quickly move cargo across the Pacific.

It is designed to serve the growing Southeast Asia market offering shippers more options to move goods through our gateway.

Port of Tacoma Commission President and NWSA Co-Chair Dick Marzano said, “We have recently upgraded Husky Terminal, investing $250 million in modernization projects that include strengthening and realigning the berth and adding eight new super-post-Panamax cranes.

“Investments such as this and the Terminal 5 modernization in the Seattle Harbor are adding critical capacity and living wage jobs in our gateway.”

The ZX2 joins several new services calling NWSA since the beginning of 2021. NWSA is well-positioned with additional terminal capacity which allows shippers to minimize the congestion delays along the West Coast.

The gateway offers on-dock rail facilities and minimum rail dwell times to most inland locations making the NWSA attractive to new services. 

The NWSA gateway, which includes the marine cargo operations of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, offers critical advantages to the west coast supply chain.

Poised to increase cargo volumes through the gateway, NWSA continues to partner with businesses, labor and members of the supply chain.

Strategic infrastructure investment such as Husky Terminal and Terminal 5 will serve international cargo movement for years to come.

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