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Please insert any of the following reference numbers:

B/L, Booking or container number as it appears B/L.
B/L number should start with ZIMU followed by 3 A/N letter followed by 6-9 numbers (for example ZIMUBCN123456).
A booking number must have A/N characters only.
A container number must have 4 A/N followed by 6 to 7 digits (for example ZCSU1234567).

BL, Booking, Container reference numbers
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Please enter Booking, B/L or Container number.
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Shipping Containers

ZIM operates about 547,000 TEUs containers of various types.
ZIM's containers are maintained in good condition and match all safety conditions in accordance with International Containers Standards and CSC - Container Safety Convention.

Click on any of the following container types for dimensions and specifications:

20' 40'
Length  6,058 mm (19'101/2")  12,192 mm (40') 
Width  2,438 mm (8')  2,438 mm (8') 
Height  2,591 mm (8' 6")  2,591mm (8' 6") 
High Cube height 1 2,896 mm (9' 6")


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To manage its inventory, ZIM has developed sophisticated logistics systems encompassing planning, marketing, new-building, purchase and leasing, inventory control, maintenance and repair, and sale of containers.

ZIM's computerized logistics system guarantees:

  • Adjustment of stock levels to the changing needs of its customers.
  • Continuous tracking of each container, on board or on land.
  • Maintenance of the container fleet according to international standards of quality and safety.

ZIM Container Guide in PDF format

Read more:
Special cargo services (reefer services, dangerous cargo, OOG)
How to ship different goods (vegetables, meat, diary, coffee, etc.)

* All information in this guide is general data only. The accurate max. gross Weight should be according to the container CSC plate. The dimensions and weights are based on manufacture's specifications. Tolerance factor must always be taken into account by supplier.

​ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd is one of the leading carriers in the global container shipping industry. ZIM operates a modern fleet and a network of shipping lines offering cargo transportation services on all major global trade routes, with agents and representative offices around the world.

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