As part of the continuous efforts to address customers’ needs, ZIM announced the introduction of Asia-Med-Europe (AME), a new Cross Suez service between Asia, India, Mediterranean and Europe.
The new service, based on 12 x 3,800 TEU’s vessels, will take effect as from April 7th 2010 in Shanghai.
Port rotation will be as follows:
Shanghai-Da Chan Bay – Port Kelang – Nhava Sheva – Haifa –Ashdod –Felixtowe – Antwerp – Hamburg –Alexandria - Limassol – Haifa – Ashdod – Colombo- Shanghai.
The service will offer additional direct links to Europe and Mediterranean from China, South East Asia and India. ZIM’s NEC line between East Mediterranean and Europe will be combined with this service, sustaining the same scope and reliable service level.
This service will be complimentary to ZIM’s Cross Suez services including: ZIM’s EMX service and slot swap agreement on the Asia-Europe Grand Alliance strings, Loops, A, B and C.