Zim American Integrated Shipping Services Company, Inc. announced their newest port call in Wilmington, NC, one of the best, direct connections to the Caribbean, Central/South America, the Mediterranean and the Far East. ZIM operates its Asia/USA Express Service (AUX) to/from Wilmington. This is the only service which provides a weekly, all-water service to/from North China with the fastest connections, three day transit time, to ZIM’s main hub, Kingston, Jamaica. Zim also opens the door to the Caribbean ports of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Trinidad and the Central/South American ports of Columbia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Suriname and Guyana with easy, direct all-water access and weekly sailings.
Nine 2,700 teu vessels call on the Port of Wilmington and sail inbound and outbound to Kingston once again, with only a three day transit time. The ports served are: Shanghai, Ningbo, Qingdao, Colon, Panama, Kingston, Port Everglades, Savannah, Wilmington, Kingston, Colon, Panama, Shanghai, Ningbo, and Qingdao. In addition, this service connects South China and Hong Kong to the Port of Wilmington.
ZIM’s North American Hub in Kingston, Jamaica gives shippers and their cargo the transit flexibility to be able go to virtually any port in the world.
ZIM covers the broadest network of ports throughout the Caribbean, Central/South America and worldwide. This gives shippers improved schedule flexibility, access to all of ZIM’s services, faster transit times to more destinations throughout the world and fixed day sailings, along with Zim’s seven star quality service.
“ZIM’s newest connection to the Caribbean from Wilmington gives shippers the best connections, fast transit times and unbelievable access to the Caribbean and South/Central America,” said Gordon Kay, Executive Vice President, Zim American Integrated Shipping Services Company, Inc. The ZIM reputation is well known throughout this trade lane and Wilmington only adds to the benefits that ZIM can provide to our shippers. Wilmington’s location, as well as the fast turnaround times at its container terminal keeps our vessels as well as our customers’ cargo constantly moving. We look forward to a long and successful relationship,E2809D he added.
“Our customers have been very vocal about using the Port of Wilmington to access dynamic and growing world markets, including South and Central America and the Caribbean,” said Glenn Carlson, Managing Director of Business Development, NC State Ports Authority. “Other advantages the Port of Wilmington offers customers in these trades include lower inland transportation costs to port, and the North Carolina Ports Tax Credit Program.”
Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Inc. is ranked among the top container shipping companies in the world. Since 1945, customer service and satisfaction
has been the hallmark of the company, which has been established through constant modernization and improvement. Operating a multimodal transportation system, which combines ocean, land and air transportation and logistics, ZIM easily provides a totally efficient and reliable door-to-door service for shippers around the world.