Friday, March 26, 2021

NWSA Welcomes New Zim Transpacific Service

This week, the Northwest Seaport Alliance welcomed Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.’s new expedited transpacific service.

The ZIM Southeast Asia E-commerce Express, which stopped at Husky Terminal for the first time Tuesday with the vessel Jackson Bay, offers shippers more ways to move cargo between the Seattle/Tacoma ports and Southeast Asia by providing a fast option for handling time-sensitive products. For this service, the company has committed seven sprinter ships.

“We have recently upgraded Husky Terminal, investing $250 million in modernization projects that include strengthening and realigning the berth and adding eight new super-post-Panamax cranes,” Port of Tacoma Commission President and NWSA Co-Chair Dick Marzano said in a statement. “Investments such as this and the Terminal 5 modernization in the Seattle Harbor are adding critical capacity and living wage jobs in our gateway.”

The NWSA is the port authority based in the Puget Sound region, comprising the Seattle and Tacoma seaports.