Israeli shipping line Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has announced a new service that offers an 11-day transit time from South China to Sydney.
Named the China Australia Express, the service is set to commence in mid-October 2020 along a route Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Ningbo.
The service will deploy six 2,500 TEU vessels with extensive capacity and plugs for refrigerated cargo.
A fleet of new, advanced reefer units fitted with the shipping line’s ZIMonitor system, for constant monitoring and damage prevention, will also be available on the service.
Eli Glickman, president and chief executive of ZIM, said there was increasing demand for a service between these markets.
“We are very pleased to start operating in the Australian trade in view of the high demand in the market. I am sure this new service will provide a solution to customers’ growing needs in this trade,” said Glickman.
“We see great opportunity in the Australian trade and believe our innovative, yet personal approach will be appreciated and valued by customers in this market.”