The network will be used to support over 100 vessels carrying over 2 million containers a year and 6,000 employees at ports
In a cost-cutting move, Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. has selected Orange Business Services to rationalize further its global Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network.
Under a multiple-year contract, ZIM will gain a future-ready network including, optimised routing, guaranteed business continuity and backup, and a unified and cloud computer services-ready platform.
It will be used to support over 100 vessels carrying over 2 million containers a year and 6,000 employees at ports of call in over 120 countries.
Orange Business Services has been working with shipping and maritime industry clients for a long time, delivering services ranging from satellite communication to telepresence, to eight of the world's top 10 shipping companies.
Dudi Avni, CIO, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd. noted that, “we were looking for a reliable, transparent business communications partner, not simply a network services provider. Orange Business Services responded to this need. Its strategy and portfolio allow us to move forward with our business, while being assured we will have a partner all along the road that is capable of adapting to our needs.”