ZIM announced the launch of ZIM Indian Subcontinent – East Mediterranean Service (ZMI), a new and improved service connecting the Indian subcontinent and the East Mediterranean.
ZMI will deploy 4X4,250 TEU vessels on this new line on the following route:
Mundra – Nhava Sheva – Colombo – Haifa – Mersin – Istanbul – Mundra
ZMI is due to commence operations in January 2022, replacing the current ZIE and ZII services.
ZMI will be operated exclusively by ZIM, offering customers a wide range of advantages including best-in-market transit time, dedicated special and project cargo services, fast and synchronized connections to ZIM’s extensive regional networks in the Mediterranean and Asia, as well as a connection to destinations in North Europe, West Europe, Black Sea, Indian Subcontinent, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO noted: “We continue to expand the scope of our services and use our agility to provide new and improved solutions that will benefit our customers for the long run, while strengthening our position in this important trade.”
Rani Ben Yehuda, ZIM EVP Cross Suez and Atlantic Trade added: “ZMI, exclusively operated by ZIM, exemplifies our adaptive, responsive approach to customer needs and provides many significant advantages to our customers, who will enjoy a whole new level of service.”
ZIM (NYSE: ZIM) is a global, asset-light container liner shipping company with leadership positions in the markets in which it operates. Founded in Israel in 1945, ZIM is one of the oldest shipping lines, with over 75 years of experience providing customers with innovative seaborne transportation and logistics services, with a reputation for industry-leading transit times, schedule reliability and service excellence.