As part of its strategic program aimed at better serving the market and cater for clients’ needs, ZIM will restructure its network during February 2013, introducing several enhancements.
According to ZIM's spokesman, the changes will fine-tune and improve ZIM’s AME service, which will now focus on serving the growing Asia–East Med/Black Sea trade, and offer an enhanced network of dedicated, synchronized links by trade.
The changes to be introduced are as follow:
Asia Med Europe (AME) Service new route will be as follows:
Xiamen - Shanghai – Shenzhen)Da Chan Bay( - Port Kelang - Nhava Sheva - Mundra - Alexandria - Ashdod - Haifa - Mersin - Haifa - Port Kelang - Xiamen
The India Sub-Continent-Europe trade will be served on INE service, with the following rotation:
Hamburg – Antwerp – Tilbury – Nhava Sheva - Mundra - Hamburg
Med-North Europe trade will be served by 2 loops:
North Europe Service 1 (NE1): Felixtowe – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp - Le Havre – Ashdod – Alexandria - Haifa - Ashdod -Valencia – Felixtowe
North Europe Service 2 (NE2), on the following rotation:
Felixtowe – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – Antwerp – Haifa – Limassol – Alexandria – Ashdod – Salerno – Felixtowe
Rafi Ben Ari, ZIM VP Shipping, said: “The revised network presents an improved alignment, better suited to our customers’ requirements, with improved coverage, reliability and availability.”