ZIM launched Asia-Med-Europe (AME), a new Cross Suez direct service between Asia, Indian subcontinent, Mediterranean and Europe. The new service, based on 11 x 3,800 TEU's vessels, will take effect with the first westbound call at Colombo on April 20 of MV. Zim Pacific voy 48W. The service will offer additional direct links to West Mediterranean, Black Sea, North Africa, Central America and Caribbean from China, South East Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
The ZIM North Europe and UK East Coast Service (NEC) between East Mediterranean and Europe will be combined with this service, sustaining the same scope and reliable service levels. This service will be complementary to ZIM's Cross Suez services including the East Med Express Service (EMX) and slot swap agreement on the Asia-Europe Grand Alliance as well.
Port rotation will be as follows:
Shanghai-Da Chan Bay - Port Kelang - Colombo - Nhava Sheva - Haifa - Ashdod - Felixtowe - Antwerp - Hamburg - Alexandria - Limassol - Haifa - Ashdod - Colombo - Shanghai . With this new service, ZIM will also be able to offer its customers an extensive onward routing and feeder network coverage Ex. Haifa
Feeding network via Haifa
* ADX (Adriatic service): HAIFA - ASHDOD - KOPER - TRIESTE - VENICE - RAVENNA - ALEXANDRIA - HAIFA.
* TYR (Tyrrhenian Service): HAIFA - FOS - GENOA - NAPLES - ASHDOD - HAIFA.
* ZCS (ZIM container Service): HAIFA - PIRAEUS - LIVORNO - GENOA - TARRAGONA - North America and Kingston.
* BSU (Black Sea Ukraine Service): HAIFA - LIMASSOL - CONSTANTA - ODESSA - ILLICHIVSK/ VARNA - IZMIT/ GEMLIK - IZMIR - PIRAEUS - HAIFA.