Tuesday, April 9, 2019

ZIM Returns to Seattle

By Karen Robes Meeks

This month, the world’s 11th biggest container shipping company ZIM returned to the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s North Harbor with the arrival of ZIM Ningbo.

ZIM, which is making its first regular call at NWSA since spring 2017, has joined the 2M trans-Pacific service calling at Terminal 46 in Seattle, Wash. The company will have four vessels in the weekly ZP9 service, providing more capacity to serve the NWSA gateway.

“We are proud to welcome ZIM back to our family of steamship lines calling at the Northwest Seaport Alliance,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner Courtney Gregoire. “This new weekly service and the cargo it brings means good-paying jobs and revenue for our region.”

This service will travel to ports in Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Yantian, Ningbo, Shanghai, Pusan, Vancouver, B.C., Seattle, Yokohama, Pusan and Kaohsiung.

“ZIM is looking forward to bringing our vessels back to the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s North Harbor, enabling us to expand our service capability in this important market,” said Elise Ha, vice president of West Coast Branch, ZIM USA. “We appreciate the partnership with the NWSA and their high level of customer focus and look forward to growing our relationship.”