Established in 1945, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. is one of the world’s leading container shipping carriers, focusing on trades in select markets. ZIM operates a fleet of 80 vessels, calling over 180 ports across the world. The company shipped 2.3 million TEU containers in 2015. With a network of more than 170 offices in over 100 countries, ZIM provides creative operational and logistical solutions to customers.
Established in Greece in 1962, ZIM is one of the largest shipping companies operating in the port of Piraeus. In 1972, ZIM was the first to establish a regular container line linking Greece and the Balkan countries to ports worldwide, with the ZIM HAIFA being the very first container vessel to call at Piraeus. An additional branch was opened in Thessaloniki in 1994, with ZIM's offices conveniently located by the port's front gate.
Today, ZIM's ZCA line calls at Piraeus on a weekly, fixed-day basis, offering the market's only direct service to the main ports of the U.S. East Coast, via Genoa, Italy and Tarragona, Spain. Since March 2011, its BSU line has also called at the ports of Thessaloniki and Piraeus, directly connecting them with Israel, the Black Sea, and Turkey, as well as East Asia and the Americas via the regional hub in Haifa, Israel.
This consistent, long-term presence has led to ZIM being widely recognized as one of the most reliable and dependable companies in the Greek market