Zim is to put an end to its involvement in the two Northern Europe related Transatlantic services that are currently part of the Israeli carrier’s offer.
Zim is to leave one service where it acts as a tonnage provider:
Zim’s ‘ATX’ – the 28-day ‘Transatlantic’/'Atlantic Express’ service operated jointly with Hamburg Süd (which provides one ship) and OOCL (providing two ships). The final sailing on which Zim takes part is scheduled to depart from New York on 10 June with the OOCL KUALA LUMPUR, discharging at Rotterdam on 24 June. Zim presently provides one ship on the service, the sub-chartered 5,390 teu OOCL NETHERLANDS.
Zim will stop slotting in one service:
Zim’s ‘AUE’ – the 28-day ‘TAE’/'NTA’ service operated by Hanjin, Evergreen, Yang Ming and Coscon, with each of the partners providing one ship. Zim’s participation will continue until the end of August, but it will then phase-out with the sailing of the 4,510 teu COSCO NAGOYA.
The carrier has so far not given any indication of possible replacement offers. It therefore seems that Zim might leave the Northern Transatlantic trade altogether – with the exception of its Med-related ‘ZCA’ which trades along the following rotation: Ashdod, Haifa, Piraeus, Genoa, Tarragona, Halifax, New York, Savannah, Kingston, New York, Tarragona, Ashdod.