Tel Aviv - Israel’s Zim has signed an agreement to further expand its cooperation with the members of the 2M Alliance, Maersk & MSC. The new agreement includes new services, catering for both Central and South China and South Korea, and direct connections to major ports in Asia and the US Gulf.
“This is the third phase of our tightening cooperation with the 2M Alliance, now extending to four major trades,” said Eli Glickman, Zim’s president and ceo.
“We are very pleased to further strengthen our portfolio and enhance our strategic cooperation with the 2M Alliance on this important trade, in which ZIM will be a vessel operator,” added Nissim Yochai, Zim’s executive vice-president Pacific Trade. “The two new lines offer better port coverage in the growing US Gulf market, excellent transit time both for Imports and Exports together with our Zim’s signature premium customer service.” The new cooperation follows previous agreements in the Asia - US East Coast, operating since September 2018, and on the Asia - Pacific North West and the Asia - Mediterranean Trades, operating since March 2019.