ZIM Upgrades India-Med Express Line (IMX)

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 30, 2018

File Photo: ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd

File Photo: ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has announced that starting September, ZIM India-Med Express Line (IMX) will have a new rotation, with significantly faster transit time, making the fastest on the trade.

A press release from the company claimed that ZIM Customers will benefit from fast transit time and improved port rotation

It said: "In order to improve our service to customers and cater for market needs, ZIM will introduce changes to IMX service, as follows: the line will operate 5 vessels, and the round-trip will be shortened to 35 days. The new rotation will commence in Colombo, Sri-Lanka, followed by Nhava-Sheva and Mundra, followed by East Mediterranean ports."

Transit time to East Med ports will be reduced significantly, in some ports by a week to 10 days, it added.

Rani Ben-Yehuda, ZIM’s EVP Cross Suez and Atlantic BU, said: “ZIM now offers the fastest and most reliable service between the Indian sub-continent and the Eastern Mediterranean. We continue to upgrade and improve our services, as part of ZIM vision and our customer-oriented approach.”

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