The new structure, in cooperation with Hapag Lloyd, is planned to commence on the 3rd quarter, subject to Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) approval. Zim said the changes will affect three services: ZIM’s flagship service, ZIM Container Service Atlantic, covering the East and West Mediterranean and the U.S East Coast. The new, enhanced structure connecting the Mediterranean with US East Coast, Gulf and West Coast, includes the following:
· ZIM’s flagship service ZIM Container Service Atlantic (ZCA), covering East and West Med to US East Coast, now with expanded scope, better suited to customers’ needs. Final rotation details to be published shortly.
· Med-Gulf Express (MGX), connecting the Med to US Gulf, Central America and Caribbean, with a new call at Kingston, ZIM’s hub in the Caribbean. Rotation: Cagliari, Salerno, Livorno, Genoa, Barcelona, Valencia, Kingston, Vera Cruz, Altamira, Houston, New Orleans, Cagliari.
· Med-Pacific Service (MPS) connecting the Med and US West Coat. Rotation: Tangier, Valencia, Cagliari, Livorno, Genoa, Fos, Barcelona, Valencia, Los Angeles, Oakland, Tangier.
Additional details will be published shortly. The new structure is aimed at introducing improved products and better services to the market.