Thursday, October 25, 2012

ZIM to Enhance its ZIM Container Service Atlantic (ZCA) by Adding a New Ashdod Call

October 25, 2012 - Haifa, Israel - ZIM’s established ZCA Service will add the port of Ashdod to its route starting November. ZCA’s extensive coverage will now offer improved service to Israeli customers in the central and southern part of the country, for both export and import. The new ZCA route will be as follows:

Haifa- Piraeus – Genova – Tarragona – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Kingston – Tarragona – Ashdod – Haifa

ZIM is offering exceptional transit times from the US East Coast to Ashdod & Haifa. The transit time from New York to Ashdod is 22 days, the fastest  in the market. ZCA offers superior transit times from Savannah, Halifax and Kingston as well.

The new call aims to strengthen and enhance the first-class services already offered by ZIM to the Israeli market, from and to both Haifa and Ashdod.

ZIM pioneered the direct container service between Israel and Mediterranean ports and the US East Coast decades ago, and continued to provide premium service to customers throughout the years. The new call is another step in ZIM’s ongoing efforts to improve customer service and maintain ZIM’s leading position in this trade.

The first vessel to call Ashdod will be Is ZIM Luanda voyage 25, arriving November 19th.

About ZIM:

Israel Corporation, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd’s controlling shareholder, is an established market leader and publicly-traded company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: ILCO). Israel Corporation holds 99.66% of ZIM's shares. ZIM's strategic position as part of a large corporation ensures the solid foundations from which to expand its activities, and the strong support to lead the industry with new, outstanding shipping services and solutions. For more information visit: