ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. announced that as of the second week of July 2015 its East Med-North Europe services will be split into two standalone strings.
The new sailings will offer the following :
North Europe – Israel – North Europe dedicated service with improved transit time to/from North Europe to both Ashdod and Haifa
North Europe – East Med – North Europe dedicated service which will cover with improved transit time the ports of Alexandria & Mersin
The Israel dedicated service will be supported by ZIM feeding network in the East Med, allowing fast transshipment from ZIM Hub at Haifa to all Black Sea, Marmara ports & Greek ports
Feeding network to all the main Baltic and Scandinavian countries, with emphasis on Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway
Mersin will be served directly from/to North Europe
In addition to these two services, ZIM’s popular North Europe Service 2 (NE2) continues to operate without changes. The NE2 has a port rotation of Felixstowe, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Malta, Haifa, Limassol, Alexandria, Ashdod, Salerno and Felixstowe. It operates with five vessels, all provided by Maersk's intra-Europe specialist brand Seago Line, with an average capacity of 4,412 TEUs.