Zim and MSC in Med-Europe swap agreement

Zim Integrated Shipping Services and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have announced a new agreement offering an improved Mediterranean-Europe service.

Starting in mid-November, Zim's Asia-Med-Europe (AME) service and MSC's Israel Express Service will swap space in the North Europe-East Med trade, enabling both Zim and MSC to offer a full range of direct calls in major North European ports, including Felixtowe, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg and Le Havre.

MSC's Israel Express Service new rotation will be as follows: Haifa – Ashdod – Valencia – Rotterdam – Antwerp –  Le Havre – Alexandria – Haifa.

Zim's new AME rotation will be as follows: Asia – Haifa – Ashdod – Felixtowe – Antwerp – Hamburg – Limassol – Haifa – Ashdod – Asia.

According to the companies, the new agreement will allow customers to enjoy an extended range of direct calls, improved transit times, increased reefer capability and better schedule reliability.

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