Zim to add Asia service to Prince Rupert

Zim Integrated Shipping Services will add a new service linking Chinese ports with Prince Rupert, British Columbia, in the latest change to trans-Pacific routings since the Aug. 31 bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping.

The new China Express Northwest service will have a rotation of Xingang, Qingdao, Shanghai, Prince Rupert, and Xingang. The first sailing is scheduled for Oct. 25.

Zim said the CEN service will be the only Pacific Northwest service to call at Xingang directly, and will provide the fastest eastbound transit to Prince Rupert from the three Chinese ports.

The carrier noted the ship-to-rail connection that Prince Rupert provides to US and Canadian inland destinations via Canadian National Railway.

The new service will be provided alongside Zim’s existing Pacific North Express Service 1 (NP1) and Pacific North Express Service 3 (NP3) services.

After Hanjin’s collapse, several carriers added extra loaders to pick up cargo left up for grabs by Hanjin, which had a trans-Pacific market share of more than 7 percent, according to PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com under IHS Markit.

Fuente JOC. COM

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