Zim News/NewsRss.xmlZimen-USFri, 25 Apr 2014 04:10:43Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:10:43Zim News/NewsRss.xml<![CDATA[PNX-OOCL LUXEMBOURG 24W will be omitting HONG KONG Westbound]]>/CountrySites/Asia/HongKong/en-US/news-updates/Pages/PNX-OOCL-LUXEMBOURG-24W-will-be-omitting-HONG-KONG-Westbound.aspxThu, 24 Apr 2014 17:11:00Dear Valued Customer,
 
We wish to inform you that PNX-OOCL LUXEMBOURG 24W will be omitting HONG KONG Westbound for schedule recovery due to vessel delay.
 
All import cargo shall be discharged in KAOHSIUNG (eta 6/May), further connect next PNX-OOCL ATLANTA 68W eta Kaohsiung 12/May, eta Hong Kong 14/May
 
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this incident may cause and assure you we are doing the best to find an appropriate solution for your cargo.
 
For further queries, or required information, please contact your ZIM local representative or visit ZIM website at: www.zim.com .
 
Sincerely,
Customer Service
ZIM Integrated Shipping
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[העברות לאשדוד - פסח 2014]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/Transfers-to-Ashdod--Pesach-2014.aspxTue, 22 Apr 2014 11:16:00
לקוחות יקרים,
 
 
בעקבות החג, צפוי עומס בהעברת מכולות מחיפה לאשדוד.
 
אנו ממליצים לשחרר את המטענים בחיפה בכדי להימנע מעיכובים.
 
מטענים מהאוניות הבאות:
 
 
ZIM MONACO – ZNM 31/W
MEDONTARIO - DTQ 45/W
NOVOROSSIYSK STAR - NJK 140/W
ANGELA – QNL 23/W
 
 
 
תמיד לשירותכם,
 
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<![CDATA[המלצה לשחרור בחיפה]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/passover_2014_update.aspxMon, 14 Apr 2014 11:01:00לקוחות יקרים,
 
בעקבות החג, צפוי עומס בהעברת מכולות מחיפה לאשדוד.
 
אנו ממליצים לשחרר את המטענים בחיפה בכדי להימנע מעיכובים.
 
מטענים מהאוניות הבאות:
 
ZIM U.S.A - ZUN 69/W
ZIM CONSTANZA – ZZC 27/W
ZIM MONACO – ZNM 31/W
MEDONTARIO - DTQ 45/W
NOVOROSSIYSK STAR - NJK 140/W
 
 
בברכת חג שמח!
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<![CDATA[עדכון לו"ז נמל ואניות – פסח 2014]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/passover_2014_schedule_update.aspxMon, 14 Apr 2014 08:38:00הנדון: עדכון לו"ז נמל ואניות – פסח 2014
כהערכות לחג הפסח ושעות העבודה בנמלי ישראל בתקופת החג, אנו מבקשים להודיעכם על מועדי פקידת אניות שירות צים בישראל.
 
שם אניה
קו
קוד אניה
מס' הפלגה
זמן הגעה משוער לחיפה
סגירה דוקומנטרית חיפה
זמן הגעה משוער לאשדוד
סגירה דוקומנטרית אשדוד
יעד
vessel name
Line
Vessel Code
Voyage Number
ETA Haifa
Dry Doc. Time Haifa
ETA Ashdod
Dry Doc. Time Ashdod
Destination
ZIM  CONSTANZA
ZCA
ZZC
27/W
15/4
10/4
OMIT
 
USA/CANADA
ZIM MONACO
ZCA
ZNM
31/W
22/4
16/4
OMIT
 
USA/CANADA
ZIM VANCOUVER
EMX/W
ZVK
13/W
15/4
10/4
 
BLACK SEA
ZIM SAO PAOLO
EMX/W
ZOP
35/W
22/4
17/4
 
BLACK SEA
ZIM  INDIA
    EMX/E
IDY
29/E
14/4
10/4
FAR EAST
ZIM  U.S.A.
AME/W
ZUN
69/W
13/4
09/4
OMIT
MERSIN
ZIM EUROPE
AME/W
ZEU
67/W
20/4
16/4
23/4
17/4
MERSIN
WARNOW BELUGA
BSX
WBI
44
15/4
10/4
OMIT
BLACK SEA & COASTAL
NOVOROSSIYSK STAR
BSX
NJK
140
22/4
17/4
23/4
22/4
BLACK SEA & COASTAL
MEDONTARIO
ADX
DTQ
45
16/4
13/4
OMIT
ADRIATIC
MICHIGAN TRADER
ADX
IHX
116
26/4
22/4
OMIT
ADRIATIC
ALLEGORIA
NE1
XWJ
14
11/4
10/04
OMIT
NORTH EUROPE
 
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<![CDATA[Allegoria voy 14e TOV]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/en-US/archive/Pages/Allegoria-voy-14e--TOV.aspxTue, 08 Apr 2014 11:05:00 
DECLARATION OF TERMINATION OF VOYAGE
 
Re: M/V Allegoria Voy: 14e

Dear ZIM customer,


This is to advise you that due to a general strike of an unexpected time limit declared by the Ashdod port unions and in accordance with clause 16 of the Bill of lading, Ashdod bound cargoes shall be discharged at the port of Haifa, whereby the voyage will come to
its contractual termination. Upon discharge of your consignment at port of Haifa, it shall
be put at your full disposal for delivery, and the carriage shall be considered as terminated.

You are kindly requested to approach our agents Messrs. M. Dizengoff & Co. Ltd for any further information you may require in respect of the delivery procedure at port of Haifa.

We regret the inconvenience caused, which is beyond our control.

Yours faithfully,

 
Customer Service
ZIM Integrated Shipping
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<![CDATA[ZIM Qingdao voy 44e TOV]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/en-US/archive/Pages/ZIM-Qingdao-voy-44e-TOV.aspxTue, 08 Apr 2014 10:53:00 
DECLARATION OF TERMINATION OF VOYAGE
 
Re: M/V Zim Qingdao Voy: 44e

Dear ZIM customer,


This is to advise you that due to a general strike of an unexpected time limit declared by the Ashdod port unions and in accordance with clause 16 of the Bill of lading, Ashdod bound cargoes shall be discharged at the port of Haifa, whereby the voyage will come to
its contractual termination. Upon discharge of your consignment at port of Haifa, it shall
be put at your full disposal for delivery, and the carriage shall be considered as terminated.

You are kindly requested to approach our agents Messrs. M. Dizengoff & Co. Ltd for any further information you may require in respect of the delivery procedure at port of Haifa.

We regret the inconvenience caused, which is beyond our control.

Yours faithfully,

 
Customer Service
ZIM Integrated Shipping
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<![CDATA[Passover 2014 - Schedule Update]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/en-US/news-updates/Pages/Passover-2014-Schedule-Update.aspxSun, 06 Apr 2014 13:55:00As part of the preparation to the Passover holidays, we hereby announce the schedule of ZIM vessels in Israel Ports:

 

 

vessel name
Line
Vessel Code
Voyage Number
ETA Haifa
Dry Doc. Time Haifa
ETA Ashdod
Dry Doc. Time Ashdod
Remarks
Zim Constanza
Atlantic
ZZC
27/W
15/4
10/4
14/4
Omit
Ashdod Only Import
Zim Monaco
Atlantic
ZNM
31/W
22/4
16/4
21/4
Omit
Ashdod Only Import
Zim Vancouver
Far East
ZVK
13/W
14/4
10/4
Zim Sao Paolo
Far East
ZOP
35/W
21/4
17/4
Zim India
Turkey
IDY
29/E
13/4
10/4
Zim U.S.A.
Far East
ZUN
69/W
13/4
09/4
16/4
13/4
Zim Europa
Far East
ZEU
67/W
20/4
16/4
23/4
17/4
Warow Beluga
Black Sea
WBI
44
14/4
13/4
15/4
13/4
Novorossiysk Star
Black Sea
NJK
140
22/4
17/4
24/4
22/4
Medontario
Adriatic
DTQ
45
16/4
13/4
Omit
Omit
 
Michigan Trader
Adriatic
IHX
116
26/4
22/4
Omit
Omit
Allegoria
N. Europe
XWJ
14
13/4
9/4
14/4
10/4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[ברכה לפסח 2014]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/ZIM-customer-letter-PASSOVER-2014.aspxSun, 06 Apr 2014 09:06:00

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<![CDATA[EXPORT FROM HAIFA TO USA GRI]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/en-US/news-updates/Pages/EXPORT--FROM-HAIFA-TO-USA-GRI.aspxMon, 31 Mar 2014 08:31:00Dear ZIM customers,


ZIM wishes to inform a General Rate Increase (GRI) which will be implemented in the East Med – U.S. trade, Effective April 20th, 2014 as follows:  
 
USD 200 per 20’ FT. Container    
USD 300 per 40’ FT. Container    


These measures are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.



Sincerely yours,

ZIM Integrated Shipping, Customer Service

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<![CDATA[Q4 2013 results]]>/NewsAndPress/RecentNews/Pages/Q4-2013-results.aspxSun, 30 Mar 2014 11:56:00ZIM recorded an EBITDA of $48 million in 2013 and a positive operating cash flow of $13 million, in spite of the difficult conditions in the global shipping market and the sharp decrease in freight rates for 5 consecutive quarters.

The net loss in 2013 amounted to $530 million compared with $428 million last year. Excluding extraordinary expenses, the annual loss amounted to $369 million.
The net loss in Q4 amounted to $282 million compared with a loss of $238 million in the parallel quarter in the previous year. Excluding extraordinary expenses, the loss amounted to $113 million.

The company, which is in the midst of a financial restructuring process since early 2013, succeeded in maintaining results which are at par with the industry average, and at the same time to avoid negative impact on service to customers and customers’ trust in the company.
It should be noted that the restructuring arrangements, once completed, will immediately improve the company’s results and dramatically improve its financial state.  

In January 2014 the company signed a term sheet with a majority of its debtors, and continues to make progress towards the completion of the financial arrangement, reflecting the long-term trust and support of the debtors in the company. The new financial arrangement will significantly reduce the company’s debt to a level of $1-1.5 billion and improve its expenses’ structure (mainly through reduced interest payments and vessel leasing costs). It will enable the company to face the many challenges of the shipping market in the best possible way. 
 
The company is in advanced stages of negotiations with the Israeli Government regarding the cancellation of the State’s “golden share”, while maintaining the State’s interests in a way accepted by the Ministry of Defense.  The change will ease the completion of the financial arrangement, enable cooperation with other carriers and facilitate raising capital. Recently, the employees’ representatives in Israel and the marine officers’ union declared a labor dispute related to the company’s efforts in relation to the cancellation of the “golden share” and adjustments of the collective labor agreement to suit the company’s condition and the difficult competition in the global shipping business owing to the ongoing crisis.
 

The operational loss (EBIT) in Q4 2013, amounted to $132 million, compared with an operation loss of $171 million in the parallel quarter of the previous year, an improvement of nearly $40 million. Excluding extraordinary expenses the loss amounted to about $53 million in Q4.
The annual operational loss, amounted to $191 million, compared with an operational loss of $206 million in the previous year, an improvement of $15 million. Excluding extraordinary expenses, the annual operational loss amounted to $130 million. The improvement was largely achieved through the implementation of technological innovations which resulted in reduced fuel consumption and fuel procurement at optimal prices, all as part of the comprehensive transformation and efficiency process the company has been conducting over the last three years. These steps significantly compensated for the sharp reduction in freight rates. The extraordinary expenses are mostly due to the cancellation of advanced payments related to vessels (ZIM is examining assertions against the shipyard linked to the said cancelation); net capital gains and reduction of the 2009 arrangement derivatives.

 EBITDA in Q4 amounted to negative $14 million compared with a positive $6 million in the same quarter of 2012. The annual 2013 EBITDA amounted to $48 million compared with $108 million in 2012.

The volume of TEU containers carried increased by 5% compared to the parallel quarter, to 646,000 TEU containers, as compared to 617,000 TEU containers in Q4 of 2012. In 2013 the company carried 2.5 million TEU containers, compared with 2.4 million in the previous year, a 5% increase.

Revenues in Q4 amounted to $888 million compared with $981 million in the parallel quarter. The decrease in revenues was due to a decrease in the average freight rate per TEU of about 13% compared with the parallel quarter (from $1,364 per 20’ container in Q4 2012 to $1,181 in the current quarter), in spite of the increased volume of TEUs carried.   Revenues in 2013 amounted to $3.7 billion, compared with $4 billion in 2012, a decrease of 7% resulting mostly from the decline in freight rates. The average freight rate in 2013 decreased by about 9% (from $1342 per container in 2012 to $1227 in 2012).

To illuminate and compare the freight rate situation in the shipping industry – according to SCFI index, which is the accepted industry freight rates index -  the average rate for 2013 in the major trades has been significantly reduced compared with 2012. As an example, in the Asia–North Europe trade the average freight rate declined by about 21%, while in the trade to the Mediterranean it declined by about 15% during 2013. 

Operating cash flow in Q4 amounted to $20 million compared with $49 million in the parallel quarter of last year. In 2013 the operating cash flow amounted to $13 million, compared with $94 million in 2012.


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<![CDATA[ Conditions in the US and Canada]]>/NewsAndPress/customer-advisory/Pages/Conditions-in-the-US-and Canada.aspxSun, 30 Mar 2014 10:43:00 

Dear ZIM Customer,

As we enter into spring we are noticing that the previous issues caused by the weather in the US Mid-West and East Coast and the labor stoppage in Vancouver have begun to ease.  Our services and the services of our vendors are beginning to revert back to normal.

 

We wish to hi-lite the following points:

 

 

 

·         Maher terminal NYC – The gates are fluid with receiving at full capacity. 
·         The trucker strike in Vancouver ended March 26.  TSI will once again accept the discharge of local Vancouver cargo. 
·         TSI in Vancouver - We have seen a drastic improvement in the terminal dwell time for our import units. The terminal is moving to elongate the gate times for both Vancouver local imports and exports to further this effort
·         The Canadian National Rail has implemented a plan to increase the number of rail cars to assist in clearing up the backlog in Vancouver.

 

 

 

We will continue to provide regular updates until such time as service levels return to normal.

Sincerely yours,

ZIM Integrated Shipping, Customer Service

 

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<![CDATA[Declaration of Force Majeure – TSI Deltaport (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)]]>/NewsAndPress/customer-advisory/Pages/Vancouver-strike.aspxWed, 19 Mar 2014 17:26:00Declaration of Force Majeure – TSI Deltaport (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)


Dear Valued Customer,

As a result of a strike imposed by local truckers, TSI Deltaport has declared “Force Majeure” and will not allow ZIM to discharge import containers destined for “Port Delivery” in Vancouver as of March 24, 2014. Those cargoes will, instead, be discharged at the Port of Tacoma and carriage under our Bill of Lading terminated. 

Consistent with our Bill of Lading Terms and Conditions, all customs filing, storage, and further transport of those cargoes will be your responsibility and to your account. 

For good order, any cargoes manifested for inland U.S. or Canadian destinations over Vancouver are not affected by TSI Deltaport’s Force Majeure declaration and will be discharged as manifested. 

ZIM will continue to accept booking of general cargo for carriage to and over Vancouver; please note, however, that Port Delivery cargo may be diverted to Tacoma for delivery as described above.  Booking of special cargoes over Vancouver, such as “reefer,” OOG and DG will not be accepted until further notice.  

We apologize for the inconvenience arising from the strike in Vancouver; we will keep you informed of developments and thank you for your support.



Sincerely,
Customer Service
Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.
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<![CDATA[US Terminals Situation Customer Notice]]>/CountrySites/Americas/Brazil/en-US/news-updates/Pages/us-terminals-situation-customer-notice.aspxWed, 19 Mar 2014 15:57:00Dear ZIM Customer,

Over the last month, severe weather conditions in the US have caused damage to infrastructure and mounting delays. These disruptions, which are beyond our control, have caused severe delays and irregularities in the shipping schedules of all carriers, and impact the service levels we aspire to deliver to our customers.

We wish to outline the major problems in order to clarify the situation faced by the industry as a whole and affecting all shipping companies.

  • Maher terminal NYC is at maximum capacity and suffers delays as a result of direct storm impact. (Lost 20% of their straddle Carriers due to ice and storm damage.)
  • The inbound queue for containers coming back to the terminal is very congested. There is no estimate of when this congestion will abate, probably a few weeks. 
  • Maher terminal is now working till 7:00 pm, weather permitting, as well as Saturdays, to overcome the backlog.  We encourage you to use this option when possible. 
  • TSI/Deltaport terminals in Vancouver - Midwest winter storms have affected the rail and availability of cars for service on the west coast ports. 
  • Due to the shortage of the rail cars, the dwell time at the terminal is extended to an average of 7-8 days.
  • Currently NWX vessels are making single calls to Vancouver, to help eliminate the double call and to aid in clearing. According to current forecast this issue will be lasting a few weeks. 
  • In both NYC and the Midwest there is chassis shortage impacting operations.
 
We at ZIM are working hard to minimize delays whenever possible. We hope that the situation will improve in the near future, enabling us to provide our usual levels of service.

In the meantime, we constantly monitor the situation and will keep you updated. We are always at your service to assist you with all your shipping needs.


Sincerely yours,
ZIM Integrated Shipping, Customer Service
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<![CDATA[PNX vessel OOCL LONDON 23W will be omitting DA CHAN BAY - Update]]>/CountrySites/Asia/China/en-US/news-updates/Pages/pnx-vessel-oocl-london-23w-will-be-omitting-da-chan-bay-update.aspxMon, 03 Mar 2014 15:09:00Dear Valued Customer,

Please note that our previous bypass notice is hereby cancelled. PNX OOCL LONDON 23W will continue its voyage according to the original schedule and call the port of DA CHAN BAY Westbound. 
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused you. 
Our service teams are at your disposal for any additional inquiry.

For further queries, or required information, please contact your ZIM local representative.

Sincerely,

Customer Service
ZIM Integrated Shipping]]>
<![CDATA[PNX-LWE 23W omit HKG & SAD Westbound - 2ND UPDATE]]>/CountrySites/Asia/HongKong/en-US/news-updates/Pages/pnx-lwe-23w-omit-hkg-sad-westbound-2nd-update.aspxMon, 03 Mar 2014 14:00:00Dear Valued Customer,

Please note that our previous bypass notice is hereby cancelled. PNX OOCL LONDON 23W will continue its voyage according to the original schedule and call the port of HONG KONG.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused you.
Our service teams are at your disposal for any additional inquiry.

For further queries, or required information, please contact your ZIM local representative.

Sincerely,

Customer Service
ZIM Integrated Shipping

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<![CDATA[Situation at Haifa port update]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/en-US/news-updates/Pages/Situation-at-Haifa-port-update.aspxTue, 25 Feb 2014 07:46:00
Further sanctions in Haifa port held from 19/02,
The port authorities decided to stop operation completely from yesterday 3rd shift until further notice.
The port Management notified all ship agents that the port is close for entries.


Sincerely,

Customer Service
ZIM Integrated Shipping
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<![CDATA[עדכון מחירים – יבוא מהמזרח הרחוק ]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/Import_-from_-Far_-East_-March_-2014.aspxSun, 16 Feb 2014 08:43:00
עדכון מחירים – יבוא מהמזרח הרחוק
 
 
לקוחות נכבדים,
 
החל מתאריך  15.3.2014 (תאריך טעינה)  יעודכנו דמי ההובלה ביבוא מנמלי המזרח הרחוק לישראל
 ב-500 דולר לTEU.
 
עדכון  המחירים הכרחי על מנת להמשיך ולשמור על רמת שירות גבוהה בקווים אלו.
 
להלן התוספת למחיר הקיים:
 
מכולה 20' - 500$
מכולה 40' - 1000$
 
 
כמו כן, להזכירכם כי החל מתאריך 15.2.2014 בעת ביצוע בוקינג מנמלי סין יש לציין מספר
 חוזה (Reference Number)
 
 
לשירותכם בכל עת,
 
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<![CDATA[EXPORT TO JAPAN 24 HOUR RULE]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/en-US/news-updates/Pages/EXPORT_TO_-JAPAN_24-HOUR_-RULE.aspxThu, 13 Feb 2014 09:38:00
Dear Valued Customer,

We would like to advise that the Japanese Customs Authorities have decided to implement 24 hour security manifest.
All cargo loaded on board a vessel to Japan is required to be transmitted to the Japanese Customs Authorities 24 Hours prior to the vessels loading.
 The new requirement will be implemented as of March 10th, 2014.

The following surcharges will be applicable to all Export shipments to Japan.

 With Effective from 9th March, 2014 (Sailing Date)


 

Description
Charge Amount
Advanced Manifest Security Charge
USD 25 per B/L
Advanced Manifest Amendment Charge
USD 40 per B/L

 

 

For additional information regarding the Japanese 24H security transmission please use below link to our website.

http://www.zim.com/knowledgecenter/shippingnews/pages/japanese-24-hour-security-manifest.aspx


 

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<![CDATA[New China Freight Filing Regulation]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/en-US/news-updates/Pages/new-china-freight-filing-regulation.aspxThu, 13 Feb 2014 08:57:00Dear ZİM customer,

We would like to inform you that the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (an official Chinese governmental body, equivalent of the American FMC) has decided to implement a Container Liner Freight Filing,
in order to set fair pricing for the regulated lines. This new requirement will take effect starting February 15th, 2014.

As part of this new regulation, intended to regulate the pricing activities of international container transport,
 all Carriers are obliged to file all of their rates FROM China with the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE).

As ZIM strives to comply with all regulations set out by local Authorities in order to ensure smooth business processes for our customers, we would like to advise you of the following:

  • The Carrier is allowed to enter into a contract only with the actual cargo owner or an NVOCC which has been registered with the Chinese Ministry of Transport.
  • The filing of a new rate or contract can take a few days to complete with the Shanghai Shipping Exchange. Customers are asked to take this into consideration when placing their bookings accordingly.
  • Customers for shipments from China are asked to include their valid contract number on the Booking and Shipping Instructions.
    We ask for your assistance and cooperation in order to ensure full compliance with this new regulation.


Should you have any questions or require any further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact your local ZIM Customer Service staff.

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<![CDATA[ZIM's Lea Bogatch-Genossar Named Person Of The Year]]>/NewsAndPress/RecentNews/Pages/2014-person-of-the-year.aspxTue, 28 Jan 2014 14:08:00 NEW YORK (October 31, 2013) -- Lea Bogatch-Genossar, ZIM's Americas, Canada and Caribbean Area President, has been named Person of the Year by the New York/ New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association. Ms. Bogatch-Genossar was honored at the 97th annual association dinner on January 22, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

 

Read more here.

 

See photos from the event and greetings below.

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<![CDATA[Nigerian Customs Requirements]]>Regulations/KnowledgeCenter/ShippingNews/Pages/Nigerian-Customs-Requirements.aspxWed, 08 Jan 2014 13:58:00a
As of December 1st, 2013 the Nigerian Customs Service has put into effect new guidelines and requirements for import into their country.
The full requirements can be found at the following link in this site:
http://www.zim.com/countrysites/africa/nigeria/en-us/news-updates/pages/nigeria-import-requirements.aspx
 
As the Carrier our main responsibility is to ensure the Form M number appears on the B/L issued by our agents. We request your cooperation by providing us with this number on your Shipping Instructions.
 
If you have any questions, pls do not hesitate to contact your local ZIM agent for assistance.
 
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<![CDATA[Paraguay Service]]>/NewsAndPress/RecentNews/Pages/Paraguay-Service.aspxMon, 06 Jan 2014 14:30:00 
ZIM operates the Asia South America East Coast (ASE) with direct connections to major ports in China, as well as an elaborate Intra-America network (CAS) connecting to destinations worldwide via our hub in Kingston, Jamaica.
 
ZIM’s new agency in Paraguay is open for business and serves the Paraguay market in both import and export.
 
ZIM agent: Global Shipping Paraguay S.A
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<![CDATA[עדכון מחירים – יבוא מזרח רחוק והודו ]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/Import_-from_-Far_-East_-Jan_-2014.aspxWed, 25 Dec 2013 11:15:00עדכון מחירים – יבוא מזרח רחוק והודו
 
 
לקוחות נכבדים,
 
החל מ- 5.1.2014 (תאריך טעינה) יעודכנו דמי ההובלה ביבוא מנמלי הודו לישראל ב-250 דולר לTEU.
 
החל מ- 8.1.2014 (תאריך טעינה) יעודכנו דמי ההובלה ביבוא מנמלי המזרח הרחוק  לישראל ב-450 דולר לTEU.
 
 
עדכון  המחירים הכרחי על מנת להמשיך ולשמור על רמת שירות גבוהה בקוים אלו
 
להלן התוספת למחיר הקיים:
 
נמלי  הודו:
מכולה 20' - 250$
מכולה 40' - 500$
 
נמלי המזרח הרחוק :
מכולה 20' - 450$
מכולה 40' - 900$
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<![CDATA[Asia Westbound GRR January 2014]]>GRIAsiaEurope/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia-Westbound-GRR-January-2014.aspxSun, 22 Dec 2013 15:33:00 
Scope: Far East (excluding India) to North Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, Adriatic, West Mediterranean, East Mediterranean (Including Israel) and Black Sea regions.
 
These updates are necessary in order to maintain a sustainable service.
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<![CDATA[Zim Constanza voyage 24e 25w]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/en-US/news-updates/Pages/Zim-Constanza-voyage-24e-25w.aspxThu, 19 Dec 2013 09:39:00
Dear Valued Customer,
 
Please note that due to bad weather in the Atlantic the Zim Constanza voyage 24e-25w is significant delayed in arrival to our area.
 
Accordingly, in order to recover her schedule, Estimate arrival of the
 Zim Constanza voyage 24e-25w to Ashdod 29/12/2013, and estimate arrival to Haifa 30/12/2013.
 
For your attention please find Documentation closing dates:
Ashdod – Wednesday, 25/12/2013 10am
Haifa - Thursday, 26/12/2013 at 10am
 
Always at your service
 
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<![CDATA[Asia - ECSA Jan 2014 GRI]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia---ECSA-Jan-2014-GRI.aspxTue, 17 Dec 2013 14:37:00 
• $650/20’ container (all types including Reefer, Open Top and Flat Rack with no Out-of-Gauge cargo)
• $1300/40’ container (all types including Hi-Cube, Reefer, Open Top and Flat Racks with no Out-of-Gauge cargo)
 
The updates are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.
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<![CDATA[​ZIM in talks to expand cooperation with G6 ]]>/NewsAndPress/RecentNews/Pages/ZIM-in-tals-with-G6.aspxWed, 04 Dec 2013 11:28:00
The new structure  is planned to commence from the second quarter of 2014.

Rafael Ben-Ari, ZIM VP Shipping, said: “Joint ventures are part of ZIM’s ongoing strategy. We are partners on the PNW with the Grand Alliance since 2009 and discuss to continue moving forward. Our aim as always is to improve the services to our customers.”

Any cooperative agreement will be subject to FMC approval.

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<![CDATA[עדכון תעריפי THC בנמלי ישראל]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/New_-THC_-levels_-in_-the_-Israeli_-ports.aspxTue, 03 Dec 2013 11:55:00
עדכון תעריפי THC בנמלי ישראל
 
לקוחות נכבדים,
 
 
בהמשך ליישום הרפורמה בתעריפים בנמלי ישראל, החל מינואר 2014 תחול מלוא עלות הניטול בנמלי ישראל על חברות הספנות.
 
לאור האמור לעיל יעודכנו תעריפי הTHC  לכל המטענים שישונעו בנמלי ישראל החל מה-1 בינואר 2014.
 
 
 
להלן התעריף החדש:    
 
מכולה 20' - 250$
מכולה 40' - 360$
מכולת קירור 20' - 285$
מכולת קירור 40' - 400$
 
 
 
בכל שאלה או בירור הנכם  מוזמנים  לפנות  לסוכננו מ. דיזנגוף ושות' בע"מ, למרכז  מידע ולצוותי המכירות שלנו בחיפה  ובתל-אביב.
 
 
 
לשירותכם בכל עת,
 
צים - שרות לקוחות
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<![CDATA[ZIM Q3 2013 results]]>News/NewsAndPress/RecentNews/Pages/ZIM-Q3-2013-results.aspxSun, 01 Dec 2013 01:00:00ZIM's ​Results Continue to Improve Despite the Challenging Year in the Shipping Market  
                                            
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The company completed intensive negotiation sessions with representatives of all stakeholders this month, and achieved significant progress towards a restructuring that will provide long-term stability in face of the many challenges ahead and the changing market conditions
 
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In view of the restructuring, and in compliance with accounting procedures, the company qualified the accounts with a Going Concern Qualification. However there has been no deterioration in the company's performance. ZIM estimates that once the restructuring is completed and approved by all stakeholders, including the General Assembly of the Israel Corporation, there will be a significant improvement in the capital structure.
 
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The company recorded an operational profit of $17 million and presented an EBIDTA of $56 Million, in spite of difficult market conditions and a sharp decline in freight rates during the recent quarters. 
 
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ZIM is hoping to complete the process of reaching an agreement on the principles of the arrangement in the near future. The finalized agreement will be signed subject to all the required approvals including a General Assembly of the Israel Corporation.
 
In view of the restructuring, and in compliance with accounting procedures, the company qualified its accounts with a Going Concern Qualification. However there has been no deterioration in the company's performance. ZIM estimates that once the arrangement is completed and approved, there will be a significant improvement in the capital structure.
 
ZIM’s results continued to improve during the third quarter of 2013. ZIM recorded an operational profit (EBIT) of $17 million, compared with an operational loss of $29 million in the last quarter, an improvement of about $46 million. ZIM’s EBITDA also improved, to $56 million in Q3, compared with $12 million in the last quarter, including the early interest expense.
 
In spite of difficult market conditions, ZIM carried about 640,000 TEU’s during Q3, an increase of about 2% compared to last quarter. 
 
Revenues in Q3 amounted to $900 million, compared with $976 million last quarter. The decrease was due to a decline of about 4% in the average freight per container compared with the previous quarter (from $1,246 per 20ft container – TEU - to $1202 in the third quarter), in spite of the increase in volume of carried TEU’s.
 
Operating cash flow in Q3 amounted to $15 million, compared with $5 million last quarter, a $10 million improvement.
 
At the bottom line the company reduced its losses by $53 million compared with the last quarter and recorded a loss of $44 million compared with a loss of $97 million in the last quarter.
 
In spite of the improvement, the shipping market conditions are still challenging due a downwards pressure on the freight rates and the continued uncertainty in the global economy. To tackle these challenges ZIM continues to initiate internal efficiency measures. At the same time the Company completed intensive negotiation sessions with representatives of all stakeholders this month, and achieved significant progress towards a restructuring that will provide long-term stability.
 
In conclusion, it should be noted that in this quarter too, as in previous quarters this year, ZIM's operational results are in par with the industry average. These results demonstrate the considerable improvement in the company’s performance and the improvement of its competitive position. The company continues to take efficiency measures and to implement its strategic plan in order to further improve its results in the future. The combination of operational improvements on the one hand, and the proper examination and evaluation of possible changes in market conditions on the other, should provide for another leap in the company's performances in the coming years compared with the industry.
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Asia westbound trades GRR - December 2013]]>GRIAsiaEurope/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/December-Asia-Europe-GRI.aspxThu, 14 Nov 2013 14:42:00USD 750/TEU on all cargo from the Asia to Europe and the Mediterranean, effective as from December 15th, 2013.
 
GRR Scope includes trade from the Far East (excluding India) to North Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, Adriatic, West Mediterranean, East Mediterranean (Including Israel) and Black Sea regions.
 
These updates are necessary in order to maintain a sustainable service.
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<![CDATA[שער עולמי]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/NEW_GENERATION.aspxSun, 10 Nov 2013 10:41:00 
לקוחות יקרים,


בתאריכים 14-17.11.2013 מכס ישראל משיק מערכת חדשה – "שער עולמי" ומשבית את המערכת הקיימת.

החל מיום חמישי 14.11.2013 בשעה 13:00 ועד יום ראשון 17.11.2013 בשעה 11:00  לא תהיה אפשרות לשדר למכס פקודות מסירה ולקבל התרה - אישור שחרור מהמכס.

בכדי להימנע מעיכובים בשחרור המכולות, אנא היערכו להשלמת תהליך השחרור בהקדם האפשרי.
אנו ממליצים להגיע למשרדינו בחיפה ובאשדוד ולשחרר את פקודות המסירה טרם ההשבתה.


תודה על שיתוף הפעולה
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<![CDATA[Tampa port celebration]]>News/NewsAndPress/RecentNews/Pages/tampa.aspxThu, 07 Nov 2013 16:39:00The following press release has been published by the Port of Tampa:

​Port of Tampa and partners celebrate 10 years with Zim
  
 
TAMPA, Fla.— Officials from the Tampa Port Authority andterminal operator, Ports America and many of the region’s major exporters and importers celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Zim Integrated Shipping Services’ calls to the Port of Tampa with its global container operations, last night at the Tampa Museum of Art.
 
The reception, was highlighted with brief presentations by Paul Anderson, port president and CEO; Tom Perdue, president of Ports America Stevedoring; and Lea Bogatch-Genossar, president of Zim Integrated Shipping Services.  She spoke of the long-term successful partnership with the Port of Tampa and explained how Zim’s personal touch has become a trademark of the global container line.


ZIM first launched global service from the Port of Tampa ten years ago, in October 2003 and since then has continued to develop a strong presence in the region. Containers with the distinctive Zim logo with seven stars are an everyday sight all over Tampa Bay and Central Florida.
 
“Our partnership with Zim, now ten years strong, goes to the heart of our business of growth and diversification at the Port of Tampa,” Paul Anderson, port president and CEO, said.“Together with our partners Zim and Ports America, we will continue to build strong global container connections andservices that will more than meet the needs of our region’s exporters and importers for decades to come,” he said.
 
“Tampa has been an important part of our network since its inception ten years ago. The entire Tampa Bay region is a large and expanding distribution center gateway. We look forward to connecting Tampa Bay and all of Central andwestern Florida to the entire world for years to come,” said Lea Bogatch-Genossar, president of Zim Integrated Shipping Services.
 

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Port President and CEO Paul Anderson (left) stands with Lea Bogatch-Genossar, president of Zim Integrated Shipping Services and Tom Perdue, president of Ports America Stevedoring, at the Port of Tampa/Zim10-year anniversary reception, held at Tampa Museum of Art, October 30, 2013. A typical sight at the Port of Tampa is this Zim container ship being offloaded by Ports America at the Port of Tampa. (Photos by A. Fobes)

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from left:Lea Bogatch – President, Bryan Sutton – account executive, Mj Dornford – VP South Atlantic District, Leslie King – Sales Manager South Atlantic District, Dan Sutton Senior VP Sales and Marketing and John Pierce – Operations Manager

(Photos by A. Fobes)

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<![CDATA[Asia - ECSA November 2013 GRI]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia---ECSA-GRI.aspxSun, 03 Nov 2013 14:34:00​ZIM would like to announce the following General Rate Increase from all origins in Asia To all destinations in the East Coast of South Americas, Effective November 15th , 2013:

   

  • $750/20’ container (all types including Reefer, Open Top and Flat Rack with no Out-of-Gauge cargo)
          
  • $1500/40’ container (all types including Hi-Cube, Reefer, Open Top and Flat Racks with no Out-of-Gauge cargo)

The updates are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

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<![CDATA[שיבושים בנמלי ישראל]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/Israeli_-ports_-disruptions-.aspxThu, 03 Oct 2013 13:28:00 לקוחות יקרים,
 
ברצוננו להודיע כי בימים האחרונים קיימת ירידה בתפוקות בנמלי ישראל,
עקב כך יתכנו לצערנו עיכובים בתהליכי העבודה.
אנו נעשה כל מאמץ  למנוע עיכובים ושיבושים אולם כידוע לכם האירועים אינם בשליטתנו.
נמשיך לעקוב אחר ההתפתחויות ולעדכן אתכם באופן סדיר.
 
בכל שאלה או בעיה תוכלו לפנות לאנשי השירות שלנו
 
בברכה,
 
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<![CDATA[העברות לאשדוד]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/transfers_-to_-Ashdod.aspxWed, 02 Oct 2013 10:32:00 
לקוחות יקרים,
 
 
בעקבות החגים נוצר עומס בהעברת מכולות מחיפה לאשדוד
 
אנו ממליצים לשחרר את המטענים בחיפה בכדי להימנע מעיכובים.
 
מטענים מהאוניות  הבאות:
 
וורנו בלוגה WBI 27E         
מונסון  UUN 59W              
צים אטלנטיק ZAC 64W   
צים ונקובר ZVK 10E        
מדאונטריו DTQ 32W      
 
 
 
תמיד לשירותכם,
 
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<![CDATA[Asia to Europe and Med GRI]]>GRIAsiaEurope/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia-to-Europe-and-Med-GRI.aspxSun, 29 Sep 2013 09:06:00​ZIM wishes to inform a General Rate Restoration (GRR) of USD 950/TEU on all cargo from the Far East to Europe and Mediterranean, effective as from November 1st, 2013.
 
Scope: Far East (excluding India) to North Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, Adriatic, West Mediterranean, East Mediterranean (Including Israel) and Black Sea regions.


The updates are necessary in order to maintain our high levels of service.

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<![CDATA[Asia - ECSA GRI]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia---ECSA-GRI-.aspxSun, 29 Sep 2013 09:02:00​ZIM wishes to announce the following General Rate Increase on all cargo from Asia to all destinations in the East Coast of South Americas, effective as from Oct 15th, 2013, as follows:

  • $650/20’ container (all types including Reefer, Open Top and Flat Rack with no Out-of-Gauge cargo)
  • $1300/40’ container (all types including Hi-Cube, Reefer, Open Top and Flat Racks with no Out-of-Gauge cargo)
     

The rate restoration is necessary in order to ensure sustainable service.

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<![CDATA[ZIM carried a 100-ton yacht to the Miami Boat Show]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZIM-carries-a-100-ton-yacht.aspxWed, 25 Sep 2013 11:39:00ZIM carried a 100-ton yacht to the Miami Boat Show]]>
ZIM’s Special cargo team handled a unique shipment of a 100-ton, 92’ (28 meters) long yacht, shipped on board C/V ZIM Ontario from Asia to the port of Savannah. The new Floating Crane, the ‘Savannah Giant’, was used for the first time during the discharge operation in September 23rd.
 
The crane was ordered alongside the Zim Ontario to make the lift from the vessel. The yacht was taken off of the vessel and transported in the cradle from Garden City Terminal to Ocean Terminal down river and discharged into a slip to take advantage of the calmer water. This was the first lift made with the Savannah Giant since it was completed in August.
 
The impressive yacht, estimated at 8 million USD, was built by Alexander Yacht builders of Kaohsiung and is destined for the Miami Boat show.
 
Lea Bogatch, ZIM’s President Americas, Canada & Caribbean Area, said: “This exceptional and expensive shipment was entrusted to the good care of the ZIM team. Our experts in the US and overseas have vast experience in handling unusual cargoes that need special attention and exceptional know-how, ensuring top quality service to our customers.”

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<![CDATA[ZIM Renewing Its Special Containers Fleet]]>/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/opentop.aspxTue, 24 Sep 2013 12:44:00ZIM is currently deploying 420 new 20’ Open-top containers which join its fleet and will increase ZIM's Open-top capacity by about 20%. This addition of new special containers is aimed at enhancing ZIM’s ongoing policy to ensure maximum availability of special equipment to customers, as well as keeping a low average age of the container fleet.
 
Open Top Containers are suitable for tall or large cargo that cannot be loaded through the container doors, such as machinery, sheet glass, building materials etc.
 
ZIM operates nearly 600,000 TEUs containers of various types, with a significant portion of special containers. ZIM’s containers are meticulously maintained and match all safety conditions in accordance with International Containers Standards and CSC – Container Safety Convention.
 
Shmuel Yoskovitz, ZIM VP Logistics, said: “Our vision and strategy call for providing creative solutions for our customers, specifically when unusual requirements occurs. Renewing our fleet of special containers is an important part of this strategy".

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<![CDATA[Belgium THC & Local Charges]]>News/CountrySites/Europe/Belgium/en-US/News-Updates/Pages/Belgium-THC--Local-Charges.aspxTue, 17 Sep 2013 12:42:00Official notice ZIM Belgium

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Dear Valued Customer,

ZIM Belgium N.V. would like to inform their customers about the new THC/THD levels + updated local charges in Belgium.

The new levels will apply on cargo sailing on or after October 1st, 2013 (BL date):
 
THC/THD:


- EUR 190 per dry van container
- EUR 290 per reefer container

BL Fee:


- EUR 35 per set
- EUR 20 per set (GT Nexus/INTTRA)

Import Service Charge:


- EUR 35 per BL
 

For more information, please contact our Sales Department - sales@be.zim.com

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<![CDATA[הערכות לחגים אוניות ZCA]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/ZCA-SHIPS-HOLIDAY-PREPERATION.aspxTue, 17 Sep 2013 09:44:0028.08.2013 
לקוחות יקרים,
 
כהערכות לתקופת החגים אנא ראו לו"ז מתוכנן לאוניות בקו ZCA.
שימו לב לתאריכי הסגירה הדוקומנטרית.
כמו כן האוניות  בשבועות המקוצרים לא יפקדו את נמל אשדוד.
נודה להיערכותכם ושיתוף הפעולה.
 
 
 
 ZCA_EXPECTED_VESSELS.png
 
 
  
 
בברכת חג שמח!
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<![CDATA[ZIM Rotterdam in London Gateway Terminal]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZIM-Rotterdam-in-London-Gateway.aspxSun, 15 Sep 2013 11:04:00ZIM Rotterdam in London Gateway Terminal]]>Zim Rotterdam, largest cargo vessel to enter the Thames, called DPW London Gateway terminal

The ZIM Rotterdam has called at DP World London Gateway port and will undergo required maintenance. The 10,000teu ship will be the largest ever cargo vessel to enter the Thames and is expected alongside at 1800hrs Friday evening.

ZIM Rotterdam plies the Asia - North Europe trade route on ZIM's Asia - Europe Express Service (AEX). As a result of an unplanned delay, London Gateway port agreed to accommodate the vessel at short notice.
Following the discharge of cargo operations and required maintenance, the ZIM Rotterdam will continue according to her original rotation to other ports in Europe and onward to Asia via the Suez Canal.

Rafi Ben Ari, ZIM VP Shipping said: "While the call to DP World’s London Gateway was not planned in advance, this is certainly a happy coincidence. We are proud to call at the state-of-the-art terminal and we look forward to future cooperation with DP World London Gateway.”

A spokesman for London Gateway said: “When we got the call from ZIM on Wednesday afternoon, we realised that a solution was needed quickly and so we just got on with the job straight away. Everyone knows we are not opening London Gateway until November and that has not changed, but we weren’t going to let ZIM down when they needed support. So, we will welcome ZIM to London Gateway to allow the ship to undertake essential work that is needed before it can continue on just as soon as possible.”

ZIM customers are advised they need to contact their usual agents with customer enquiries.







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<![CDATA[​ZIM Container Service Pacific (ZCP) to add a Qingdao call]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZCP to add a Qingdao call.aspxWed, 04 Sep 2013 10:29:00 
The new rotation will be as follows:
Savannah – Norfolk – New York – Halifax – Kingston –Los Angeles – Oakland  - Vostochnyy - Qingdao – Ningbo –Shanghai – Pusan – Balboa -- Kingston – Savannah

The new call facilitates an exclusive direct call from Qingdao to Halifax, and offers one of the best services in the market from US West and East Coast and the Caribbean to Qingdao. The new call provides an optimal solution to the developing Reefer trade from Qingdao to all destinations, with ZIM’s advanced Reefer fleet. ZCP offers the best in the market transit time to Savannah, 30 days.

Rafael Ben Ari, ZIM VP Shipping: “ZCP is a premium service, already offering one of the best transit times in the market to US and Caribbean ports with smooth connections to the US Gulf, and the new call is an additional upgrade responding to market developments”.

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<![CDATA[2013 Q2 RESULTS]]>/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/2013-.aspxSun, 01 Sep 2013 09:46:00
The Company Recorded an EBITDA of $36 Million, Compared with a Negative EBITDA of $6 Million in the Previous Quarter – a $42 Million Improvement, Despite Difficult Market Conditions and Further Decrease in Freight Rates in Q2

ZIM continues to enjoy full support from all its creditors that have agreed to continue the process of reaching the new business plan. This agreement is a major and significant step towards a long-term plan that will enable financial stability in the face of multiple challenges and changing market conditions, and is a testimony of the trust the company enjoys from all parties involved.

As a part of the company's efficiency plan, ZIM has reached an agreement with the company's employees' union and the General Federation of Labor (Histadrut) over early retirement of 100 of the company's employees.

With the continuing support of all creditors, including the vessel and container lenders, ship owners, shipyards, unsecured lenders and bond holders, ZIM continues to negotiate an agreed long-term comprehensive solution to the capital and debt structure that will enable financial stability in the face of the multiple challenges and the volatile market condition. These negotiations are made possible thanks to the continued trust of all creditors which have agreed to further adjustments and concessions. The lenders agreed to waive some of the financial covenants for the negotiations period and also to further delay, to Q3/2015, deferred amounts that were due to be paid at year-end, 2014. The ship owners agreed to continue to receive reduced amounts until the end of the year, and, similar to the lenders, agreed to postpone the repayments of those amounts to Q3/2015.


Revenues in Q2 amounted to $976 million, which reflect an increase of  6% compared with the previous quarter. The growth in revenues, despite a decrease in the average freight rates per TEU, which went down 3%, compared with the previous quarter (from $1,282 per container in the previous quarter to $1,246 per a 20ft container (“TEU”) in the current quarter), was achieved mainly due to a 5% increase in volume of carried TEUs, to 631 thousand TEUs.
ZIM's operational loss amounted to $5 million (excluding one-time cost of $24 million for employees early retirement) compared with an operational loss of $47 million in the previous quarter – a $42 million improvement.


Operating cash flow in Q2 amounted to $5 million, compared with a negative operating cash flow of $28 million in the first quarter, a $33 million improvement.
In the bottom line ZIM recorded in the quarter a $72 million loss (excluding one-time cost of $24 million for employees early retirement) compared with a loss of $110 million – a $38 million improvement.

The positive results come inspite of slow market conditions in the shipping industry which remain challenging as new-builds continue to enter the market, a trend that preserves a supply surplus and creates a downwards pressure on the freight rates. In order to meet these challenges ZIM continues to implement internal efficiency measures and at the same time continues to negotiate with all its creditors with the purpose of achieving a long-term solution for its capital and debt structure and creating a stable and sound base to allow the company to keep being competitive in the future.


In conclusion, it should be noted that in this quarter too, similarly to previous quarters this year, ZIM's operational results are in par with the industry average, which demonstrates the considerable improvement in the company’s performance and the improvement of its competitive position. The company continues to take efficiency measures and to implement its strategic plan in order to further improve its results in the future. The combination of operational improvements on the one hand, and the proper examination and evaluation of possible changes in market conditions on the other, should provide for another leap in the company's performances in the coming years compared with the industry.

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<![CDATA[North Europe & Mediterranean to Asia & India GRI]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Europe---Asia-October-GRI.aspxThu, 29 Aug 2013 12:20:00ZIM would like to inform the following General Rate Increase (GRI) which will be implemented as of Oct 1st 2013.

  • North Europe & Med-Asia to Indian Sub-Continent trade : USD200 per TEU.


* Above is valid for all cargo shipped on the Europe & Med-Asia/ India Sub-Continent services, valid for all type of containers and commodities.


This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

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<![CDATA[​ZIM to implement GRI on Mediterranean - East Coast of South America trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/MED--ECSA-GRI.aspxThu, 29 Aug 2013 12:14:00ZIM would like to announce a General Rate Increase in the Mediterranean - East Coast of South America trade, effective October 1th, 2013,  as follows:

  • Mediterranean to East Coast of South America - Euro 150.- per TEU
  • East Coast of South America to Mediterranean - USD100.-per TEU dry Van and USD300 40’Reefer

The updates are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

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<![CDATA[September Asia-N. Europe GRR]]>GRIAsiaEurope/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/September-Asia-N--Europe-GRR.aspxThu, 08 Aug 2013 15:09:00 
Scope :  Far East (Japan included) to North Europe (Including Scandinavia and Baltics).
 
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<![CDATA[SEPT GRR Asia - Black Sea]]>GRIAsiaEurope/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/SEPT-GRR-.aspxWed, 07 Aug 2013 15:06:00th 2013 - Asia to Med/Black Sea Trade
 
ZIM wishes to inform a General Rate Restoration (GRR) of USD 500/TEU on all dry cargo from the Far East to Mediterranean & Black Sea, effective as from Sep 5th, 2013.
 
Scope: Far East to Adriatic, West Mediterranean, East Mediterranean (Including Israel) and Black Sea regions.
 
These updates are necessary in order to maintain a sustainable service.
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<![CDATA[​OOCL joining ZIM’s East Med/Black Sea Express Service (EMX)]]>/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/oocl_emx.aspxTue, 06 Aug 2013 14:03:00ZIM is glad to announce that ZIM’s veteran leading East Med/Black Sea Express Service (EMX) is to be joined by OOCL starting September 2013.


EMX Rotation: Pusan - Ningbo - Shanghai - Shenzhen-Da Cha - Port Klang -  Haifa – Istanbul (Ambarli) - Odessa - Novorossiysk -Istanbul (Ambarli) -  Haifa - Nhava Sheva - Port Klang - Shenzhen-Da Cha – Pusan


EMX provides first-class service between China, Korea and Malaysia to the East Mediterranean and Black sea regions, offering a unique gateway to Russia and CIS countries, with an exclusive direct call to Novorossiysk at with the fastest transit time in the market, direct Odessa call and excellent port coverage.


ZIM’s long-standing EMX service, upgraded last year to include additional exclusive calls at best-in-market transit times, proved to be very popular with customers. OOCL joining ZIM in this successful venture, is an additional indication to the leading position of our services to the East Med and Black Sea.

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<![CDATA[הפסקת תנועת רכבות מסע ועבודות תשתית]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/הפסקת-תנועת-רכבות-מסע-ועבודות-תשתית.aspxTue, 06 Aug 2013 09:36:00​ 
לקוחות יקרים,
 
ברצוננו להביא לתשומת ליבכם כי תנועת רכבות המשא  אל / מ נמל אשדוד למסופים בעורף הנמל (207, אוברסיז וקונטרם) וכמו כן העברות מחיפה למסופים הדרומיים תופסק,
החל מתאריך 11.8.13 שעה 18:00 ועד לתאריך 25.8.13 שעה 20:00.
בתאריכים אלו יבוצעו עבודות תשתית הקשורות לחיבור המסילה לקראת פתיחת נמל היובל.
 
 
תודה מראש על שיתוף הפעולה
בברכה,
 
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<![CDATA[Asia - East Coast South America GRI]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia---East-Coast-South-America-GRI.aspxThu, 01 Aug 2013 17:47:00​ZIM would like to announce a General Rate Increase of $750 per TEU in the Asia - East Coast of South America, effective September 1th, 2013.

GRI applies from all origins in Asia To all destinations in the East Coast of South America.

The updates are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

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<![CDATA[​ZIM joined the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG)]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/CCWG.aspxWed, 31 Jul 2013 12:37:00In July 2013 ZIM has officially joined The Clean Cargo Working Group, a global shipping industry initiative dedicated to improving the environmental performance of marine container transport through measurement, evaluation, and reporting. The Clean Cargo Working Group works to set industry standards and guidelines for carriers and customers. Today, CCWG tools represent the industry standard for measuring and reporting ocean carriers’ environmental performance on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions.
 
ZIM has always maintained the highest industry standards with regard to CO2 emissions as well as other issues related to sustainability and the environment. ZIM’s performance data in certain aspects is above and beyond the officially required standards as determined by international treaties. One example is the fuel used by ZIM vessels, which already complies since 2011 with the sulfur levels demands which will become a mandatory requirement only in 2014.
 
ZIM’s fleet-wide CO2 emissions performance results already testify to ZIM’s efforts in this respect, and joining the CCWG will allow for better monitoring and transparency. Upon joining the CCWG ZIM acknowledges its commitment to the environment and its long-standing policy of a responsible and far-sighted approach to protecting the seas and the planet.   

 

Read more      

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<![CDATA[הפסקת תנועת רכבות מסע]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/הפסקת-תנועת-רכבות-מסע.aspxMon, 22 Jul 2013 10:49:00 
לקוחות יקרים,
 
ברצוננו להביא לתשומת ליבכם כי בתאריכים 24-28 ביולי תופסק תנועת רכבות המשא בין  חיפה לאשדוד.
 
בכדי להימנע מעיכובים אנו ממליצים לשחרר את המכולות בחיפה.
 
אוניות צפויות:
 
אודסה סטאר- הפלגה 151 (ODESSA STAR)
 
צים שקו - הפלגה 24 (ZIM SHEKOU)
 
 
 
תודה מראש על שיתוף הפעולה.
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<![CDATA[​ZIM to implement GRR in the Asia westbound trades]]>GRIAsiaEurope/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia-westbound-GRR.aspxThu, 11 Jul 2013 17:44:00
Scope:  Far East (excluding India) to North Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, Adriatic, West Mediterranean,
East Mediterranean (Including Israel) and Black Sea regions.

These updates are necessary in order to maintain a sustainable service .

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<![CDATA[שינוי מודל תפעולי בארה"ב בנושא אספקת מרכבים (שאסי -CHASSIS) ]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/usa-chassis-model-change.aspxWed, 10 Jul 2013 09:33:00לקוח יקר,
 
כחלק ממהלך כלל-ענפי המיושם על ידי חברות הספנות הגדולות, החל מה-1 באוגוסט 2013 יכנס לתוקף בארה"ב מודל חדש של אספקת מרכבים (שאסי).
בהתאם למודל החדש השאסי יסופק ע"י חברת ההובלה היבשתית (ישירות או באמצעות חברות ייעודיות).
אנו לא נספק בעתיד שאסי בארה"ב.
המהלך נועד לשפר את היעילות התפעולית, את בטיחות התעבורה ואת ההשלכות הסביבתיות של ההובלה היבשתית באמצעות ניהול יעיל של התעבורה.
אנו שואפים לכך שהמעבר למודל החדש יהיה קל וללא תקלות ולשם כך אנשי מערך השיווק והמכירות שלנו ישמחו לעמוד לרשותך בכל שאלה ולסייע במידת הצורך.
 
 
בברכה,
צים שרותי ספנות משולבים
 
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<![CDATA[New USA Chasis model]]>/NewsAndPress/customer-advisory/Pages/New-Chasis-USA.aspxTue, 09 Jul 2013 16:00:00​Dear ZIM Customer,


As part an industry-wide move, implemented by all major carriers in the US, a new chassis model will take effect on August 1st 2013. According to the new model, Chassis will be provided by the trucker, either directly or from the Chassis Management Company. ZIM as carrier will no longer provide Chassis (apart from door moves). The Advantages of the new model are: greater operational efficiency, improved transport safety and a reduced environmental footprint through more efficient chassis movement.

In order to make the transition to the new model as smooth as possible, we would like to work together with you, and to clarify all aspects of the new chassis model. Our representatives are always at your service for any further information and assistance.


below is a list of relevant locations:  

Existing Locations Locations as of Aug 1st
Baltimore, MD Charleston, SC
Boston/Worcester, MA Los Angeles, CA
Denver, CO Memphis, TN
Miami, FL Mobile, AL
Milwaukee, WI New York, NY
New Orleans, LA Savannah, GA
Oakland, CA Atlanta, GA
Philadelphia, PA Portland, OR
Pittsburg, PA Minneapolis, MN
Salt Lake City, UT Norfolk, VA
Seattle, WA Nashville, TN
Tacoma, WA Long Beach, CA
Tampa, FL San Antonio, TX
Charlotte, NC
Dallas, TX
Fort Worth, TX
El Paso, TX
Laredo, TX
Houston, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Phoenix, AZ
Port Everglades, FL
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<![CDATA[Asia - Med GRR]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia---Med-GRR.aspxFri, 07 Jun 2013 16:55:00
Scope: Far East to Adriatic, West Mediterranean, East Mediterranean (Including Israel) and Black Sea regions.

These updates are necessary in order to maintain a sustainable service .
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<![CDATA[Far East to North Europe GRR]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/GRR0610-5861.aspxThu, 06 Jun 2013 14:17:00 
Scope :  Far East (Japan included) to North Europe (Including Scandinavia and Baltics).
 
These updates are necessary in order to maintain a sustainable service .
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<![CDATA[Οικονομικές Καταστάσεις]]>News/CountrySites/Europe/Greece/el-GR/news-updates/Pages/financial-statements.aspxTue, 04 Jun 2013 18:00:00
  • ΖΙΜ Ελλάς Α.Ε. - Ισολογισμός 2012
  • Πρόσκληση μετόχων σε γενική συνέλευση
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    <![CDATA[ZIM to Realign Asia-Europe Service]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZIM-to-Realign-Asia-Europe-Service.aspxFri, 31 May 2013 07:39:00 
    As from mid-June, AEX1 revised rotation will add the port of Antwerp and Nansha, and will be as follows:
     
    Shanghai – Ningbo-Yantian- Felixstowe – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Antwerp- Nansha – Shanghai
     
    The first sailings under the new alignment is MV Xin Ya Zhou 78W planned to sail from Shanghai on June 12. 
    ZIM will deploy 3X10.000 Teu ships, the ZIM Antwerp,  ZIM Rotterdam and Tianjin  in this route.
     
    Rafi Ben-ARI, ZIM VP Shipping, said:  “AEX1 is a premium service, offering customers optimal solution and best-in-the-market transit times in this major trade.”
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    <![CDATA[2013 Q1 results]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/2013-Q1-results.aspxThu, 30 May 2013 07:33:00ZIM Ends the First Quarter with an Improvement in Operational Parameters compared with the same quarter last of year, and a sharp improvement in EBITDA results: and a loss of $6 Million compared with a loss of $69 million in the same quarter of last year

    ZIM was ranked first in the May 2013 Asian Shipper Sentiment Survey, published by Lloyds List / Containerization International, and in the fifth place in the European Shipper Sentiment Survey in April. In Asia, ZIM was ranked first in five central categories competing with the major companies in the sector, and was ranked first in overall performance.

    ZIM ends the first quarter of the year with an improvement in all operational parameters compared with the same quarter last year and an EBITDA loss of $6 million.

    Despite difficult market conditions and low freight rates EBITDA loss has been reduced to $6 million, a $63 million improvement compared with the same quarter of 2012.

    ZIM ends the first quarter of the year with an improvement in all operational parameters compared with the same quarter last year. The company maintained results which are on a par with the average in the sector, despite difficult market conditions and low freight rates. EBITDA in the quarter amounted to a loss of $6 million, a $63 million improvement compared with the same quarter of 2012.

    As part of the agreements to delay principal payments until the end of 2014, ZIM introduced a new business plan for the years 2013-2017 to all relevant parties.

    Following the support and agreements achieved in the end of the quarter to delay principal payments until the end of 2014, and further concessions amounting to $400 million, an achievement which demonstrates the full trust of the financing banking system, ZIM introduced its business plan for the years 2013-2017 to all its lenders.


    Revenues in Q1 amounted to $918 million, which reflect an increase of 6% compared with the same quarter last year. The increase is a result of an 4% increase in average freight revenue per container compared with the same quarter last year, (from $1,236 per container to $1,282 per a 20ft container [TEU] in the current quarter)  as well as an increase in volume of carried TEUs, which amounted to 602 thousand, a 6% increase compared with the same quarter last year.

    The company's operational loss amounted to $48 million, compared with an operational loss of $116 million in the same quarter of 2012 – a $68 million improvement. In EBITDA terms, the company ended the quarter with a loss of6 million, compared with a loss of $69 million in the same quarter, a $63 million improvement.

    In Q1 ZIM recorded a negative operating cash flow of $28 million, compared with a negative operating cash flow of $ 82 million in the same quarter last year, a $54 million improvement.
    In the bottom line the company recorded a loss to shareholders of $112 million, compared with a loss of $163 million in the same quarter last year.

    At the same time, the company continues to implement its strategic plan, which yields continued operational efficiency and improved client management that bring about gains in the field of customer relations and improved services. The results confirm the positive influence of the efficiency programs implemented by ZIM, which included an agreement with the workers' council to reduce personnel in Israel by 100 employees. In addition, significant steps were taken in the field of customer relations, service and sales, which placed ZIM at the first place in the May 2013 Asian Shipper Sentiment Survey, published by Lloyds List / Containerization International, and in the fifth place in the European Shipper Sentiment Survey in April. In Asia, ZIM was ranked first in five central categories competing with the major companies in the sector, and was ranked first in overall performance.


    An improvement in all parameters in the company's fields of activity on the one hand, and the new business plan on the other, will allow the company to further improve its results and to achieve profitability.


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    <![CDATA[Asia - South America GRI, June 2013]]>/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia---South-America-GRI.aspxThu, 16 May 2013 14:11:00 

    ZIM would like to announce the following General Rate Increase in the Asia - East Coast of South America, effective June 15th 2013 in Asia, as follows:
     
    From all origins in Asia To all destinations in the East Coast of South America

    • $500/20’ container (all types including Reefer, Open Top and Flat Rack with no Out-of-Gauge cargo)
    • $1000/40’ container (all types including Hi-Cube, Reefer, Open Top and Flat Racks with no Out-of-Gauge cargo)

     
    The updates are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

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    <![CDATA[ZCP to call Norfolk]]>/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZCP-to-call-Norfolk.aspxMon, 06 May 2013 14:25:00ZIM is pleased to announce that ZIM Container Service Pacific (ZCP) is adding the port of Norfolk to its route, starting mid-June.


    The first vessel to call Norfolk will be ZIM Mediterranean voyage 47/W.

    The new rotation will be:
    Savannah – Norfolk – New York – Halifax – Kingston – Los Angeles – Oakland – Vostochny – Ningbo – Shanghai - Pusan – Balboa – Kingston - Savannah


    ZCP Shanghai-Norfolk transit time is 30 days, one of the best in the market.

    Rafi Ben-Ari, ZIM VP Shipping, said: “This latest upgrade of our long-standing ZCP service is aimed at responding to our customers’ needs in this trade, while making our network more efficient.” Lea Bogatch-Genossar, ZIM America President, added: “With Norfolk being home to our area Head office for over a decade, adding a Norfolk call to one of our flagship global services, ZCP, is especially significant for us and for our US customers.“

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    <![CDATA[West Med – U.S. GRI June 2013]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/West-Med–U-S--GRI-June-2013.aspxWed, 01 May 2013 12:53:00ZIM wishes to inform a General Rate Increase (GRI) which will be implemented in the West Med –  U.S. East Coast, Gulf & West Coast, effective as from June 1st, 2013, as follows:   

                  
    USD 250 per 20` FT. Container    
    USD 325 per 40 `FT. Container    

     
    These measures are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

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    <![CDATA[​ZIM to upgrade its Asia-South America East Coast (ASE) service]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZIM to upgrade its Asia-South America East Coast (ASE) service.aspxWed, 17 Apr 2013 12:10:00
    The service will call major ports in Asia and South America on the following rotation:
    Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian - Hong Kong –Singapore - Santos - Paranagua - Montevideo - Buenos Aires –Rio Grande - Itapoa- Santos - Singapore - Hong Kong - Shanghai

    ASE offers a weekly, fixed-day service with excellent transit times, high schedule integrity and dedicated customer service. Rafael Ben-Ari, VP Shipping, said: “the upgrade of ASE is part of our ongoing strategic focus on the Latin American market, and our continued efforts to improve our services and respond to market needs.”
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    <![CDATA[אוניות MSC MARTA/MSC FORTUANTE]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/msc-marta_msc-fortuante.aspxThu, 04 Apr 2013 14:11:00לידיעתכם  האוניות פרקו את כל מטענן הישראלי בנמל חיפה.
     
    עקב צפי לעיכובים בהעברות היבשתיות  לאשדוד הננו ממליצים לשחרר את מטענכם בחיפה.
     
    לקוח המעוניין לעשות זאת  מתבקש לידע את מחלקת שרות.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    לשירותכם בכל עת.
     
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    <![CDATA[Far East to Europe GRR]]>/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/GRR0324-5613.aspxSun, 24 Mar 2013 14:46:00
    Scope:  Far East (excluding India) to North Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, Adriatic, West Mediterranean, East Mediterranean (Including Israel) and Black Sea regions.

    These updates are necessary in order to maintain a sustainable service.
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    <![CDATA[극동 아시아발 유럽향 GRR]]>GRIs/CountrySites/Asia/Korea/ko-KR/News-Updates/Pages/Far-East-to-Europe-GRR.aspxSun, 24 Mar 2013 14:27:00​ ZIM 은 4월 15일 이후로, 극동 아시아발 유럽, 지중해 향 화물에 대하여 USD500/TEU의 운임 인상 예정입니다.

     지역: 극동 아시아(인디아 제외)발 북유럽, 스칸다나비아, 발틱, 아트리아틱, 서지중해, 동지중해(이스라엘 포함), 흑해.

     이번 운임 인상은  보다 나은 대하주 서비스를 위하여 결정 되었습니다. 

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    <![CDATA[ZIM Q4 2012 results]]>/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/2012-Q4-results.aspxThu, 21 Mar 2013 15:25:00​ZIM Ends the Year with an EBITDA Profit of $107 Million and an Impressive Improvement in All Operational Parameters

    The Company gained the financing banks' full support and trust in concessions in debt payments and an adjustment of the financial covenants

    As per requests of some of the banks, the Israel Corporation agreed to place ZIM’s shares to the benefit of the company’s creditors, as a basis for the continuation of a long-term dialogue.

    ZIM ends the year with an improvement in all operational parameters and with positive operational results despite the difficult market conditions that prevailed last year. In EBITDA terms the profit amounted to $107 million compared with a loss of $82 million last year, a $189 million improvement. The company's efficiency and optimization measures contributed to the continuation of the business results advancements, and in accordance, the company introduced higher than average operational results compared to other companies in the sector. The accounting loss to shareholders amounted to $433 million, of which, $133 million is a one-time loss due to cancelled ships orders.


    Additionally, ZIM reports achieving the sponsoring banks' full trust and support, as expressed in concessions in debt payments and an adjustment of the financial covenants in order to face the challenges of the market.
    The concessions include the delay of principal payments that were due in 2013 to the banks and other lenders, to be paid at the end of 2014; this delay will contribute to improved cash flow of about $166 million and will allow ZIM additional flexibility in its current activities.


    As per requests of some of the banks, the Israel Corporation agreed to place ZIM’s shares to the benefit of the company’s creditors, as a basis for the continuation of a long-term dialogue.

     
    The company has reached an agreement to cancel an order of five vessels with immediate effect, and to defer the delivery of the remaining ships orders to 2016. Additionally, the company secured a right to rescind orders of four remaining ships until January 2014, in accordance with the shipyard. The company will also receive a refund of $30 million off the deposit paid for the ships orders that were cancelled. The agreements include cancellation and postponement of payments of $235 million that were planned for 2013. The agreements free the company from an off-balance-sheet obligation of $1.4 billion. The company recognizes in Q4 a loss of $133 million as a result of the cancellation of ships orders. .


    Revenues this year amounted to $3.96 billion, which reflect a 5% rise compared to the previous year. Revenues in the fourth quarter amounted to $981 million compared with $899 million in the comparable quarter in 2011, a 9% increase. The increased revenues resulted from a rise in the average freight rates per container, which gained 6.3% compared with the same quarter last year (from $1,283 per TEU [a 20ft container] at the comparable quarter in 2011 to $1,364 per TEU this quarter).  Annual average freight rate rose by 2% compared with last year (from $1,314 in 2011 to $1,342 this year). Carried TEUs amounted to 2.4 million TEUs, a decrease of 1% compared with the previous year and of less than 1% compared with the previous quarter.

    From an annual perspective, the company's operational loss amounted to $206 million compared with an operational loss of $276 million last year – a $70 million improvement. In EBITDA terms, the company ended 2012 with a profit of $107 million compared with a loss of $82 million last year, a $189 million improvement. Q4 ended with an operational loss of $170 million compared with an operational loss of $126 million in the comparable quarter of 2011, a worsening that resulted mainly from the cancellation of the ships orders. While in EBITDA terms the company recorded a $6 million profit compared with a loss of $79 million in the comparable quarter in the previous year – an $85 million improvement.


    Operating cash flow in 2012 amounted to $94 million compared with $22 million in 2011, a $72 million improvement. In Q4 2012 ZIM recorded an operating cash flow of $49 million compared with a negative operating cash flow of $26 million in Q4 2011, a $75 million improvement.

    In the bottom line, in 2012 the company recorded a loss to shareholders of $433 million, including a one-time loss of $133 million due to cancelled ships orders, compared with $397 million loss in 2011. In Q4 2012 the loss amounted to $239 million compared with $151 million in the same quarter last year. The Q4 2012 loss includes the one-time loss of $133 million due to cancelled ships orders that was recorded in that quarter.

    Total financial assets excluding clients, other debtors and derivative instruments at the end of the year amounted to $197 million, compared with $198 million at the previous year-end – a $0.9 million decrease.

    Looking ahead, conditions in the sector are still challenging. This is mainly attributable to the continuant entrance of new-buildings to the market, which creates a supply surplus and pressures on the freight rates, as well as to the high volatility of oil prices.  In view of that and due to continued uncertainties in the global economy, ZIM approached its financing partners in order to achieve certain concessions in debt payments due in 2013 and an adjustment of the financial covenants, so as to reflect the current market conditions and the challenges attributable to uncertainties in the global economy and in the shipping industry in particular. ZIM reports achieving acceptances by all banks to certain concessions and an adjustment of the financial covenants, which reflect the trust and support the company gains by its financing partners. By April 30th, the company will introduce a 5-year business plan to the banks.
    In conclusion it should be noted that in this quarter, same as in the previous quarters this

    year, ZIM's operational results were similar to the average in the sector and from an annual perspective, were even above average. This demonstrates the significant advancements in the company's performance and its competitive status improvement. The company continues to implement efficiency and optimization measures, in order to further improve its results. The combined improved efficiency on the one hand, and the proper examination and evaluation of any possible change in the market conditions on the other, are expected to allow further advancements in the company's performance in the next few years relatively to the sector.

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    <![CDATA[Significant achievement for ZIM: Newbuildings orders cancelled ]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/shipyard-agreement.aspxTue, 19 Mar 2013 15:31:00
    Newbuildings orders were cancelled and advance payments partially refunded

    In addition, the company reached an agreement regarding the postponement of payments due in 2013 for other orders. The agreements relieve the company from Off-balance sheet obligations amounting to $1.4 billion

    The company reached an agreement to immediately cancel orders for 5 vessels and postpone delivery of other vessels to 2016. The company also has an option to cancel additional 4 orders, pending shipyards approval. In addition, ZIM will be refunded for advance payments in the amount of $30 million for the cancelled orders.

    The agreements postpones or cancels payments due in 2013, amounting to $235 million. The agreement releases the company from Off-balance sheet obligations amounting to $1.4 billion. The company is expected to state a loss of $133 million in Q4 2012 as a result of the cancellations of vessels’ orders.

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    <![CDATA[ZIM 은 아시아 – US 동부 연안 서비스에 대하여 G6 선사와 협력 예정 입니다]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Korea/ko-KR/News-Updates/Pages/ZIM-to-cooperate-with-G6-in-the-Asia–US-East-Coast-Network.aspxTue, 19 Mar 2013 14:34:00​ZIM 은 2013년 5월 부로, FMC의 승인하에, G6 선사와 함께 아시아 – 새로운 미주동부 서비스를 실행할 예정입니다.

    상기 서비스는 다음과 같이 진행 될 예정입니다:

    • 기존의 ZIM이 5척의 모선을 운항하고 있는 SCE 서비스와 G6 간의 공동 서비스를 대체 할 ,새로운 G6/ZIM SCE 의 통합 서비스의 스케줄은 다음과 같습니다:
      • Xiamen-Yantian-Da Chan Bay-HKG- Kaohsiung-Panama Canal-Manzanillo-Kingston-Savannah-Charleston-Kingston-Manzanillo-Panama Canal-Xiamen
    • ZIM은 또한 선사 간 스페이스 교환을 통해서, 다음의 수에즈 운하를 통과하는 ALL WATER EAST COST SERVICES의 스페이스 또한 제공할 수 있습니다.
      • AZX: Laem Chabang-Singapore-Colombo-Suez Canal-Damietta-Cagliari-Halifax-New York-Savannah-Norfolk-Cagliari-Damietta-Suez Canal-Singapore
      • CEC: HKG-Shekou-Yantian-Singapore-Suez Canal-New York-Norfolk-Charleston-Suez Canal-Singapore-Cai Mep-HKG

     

    새로운 Suez를  통과하는, 남중국, 동남 아시아 발 미주 서비스와 함께, 기존의 ZIM의 아시아발 미주 동부, 중미, Caribbean 서비스는 계속 될 것 입니다.

    ZIM의 VICE PRESIDENT인 RAFEL BEN-AIR는, “G6선사와 함께하는 새로운 서비스는 ,  고객사 와의 협력 관계를 발전시키고  양질의 대 하주 서비스를 제공할 수 있는 ZIM의 장기적인 전략 계획이 될 것이다” 라고 발표 하였습니다.

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    <![CDATA[North Europe-East Med GRI]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/ne-emed-GRI.aspxTue, 19 Mar 2013 13:28:00ZIM to implement GRI in the North Europe - East Mediterranean trade

    ZIM wishes to inform that a General Rate Increase (GRI) will be implemented as of April 14, 2013, on the trade between North Europe and the East Mediterranean, as follows:

    • Eastbound from N. Europe:
      To Israel: $75 per TEU.
      To Egypt and Cyprus: Euro 50 per TEU


    • Westbound from Israel:
       Dry cargo: $50 per TEU
       Reefer cargo: $150 per 40’RF, $75 per 20’RF
     
    This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

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    <![CDATA[ZIM to Cooperate With G6 in The Asia–US East Coast Network]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZIM to cooperate with G6 in the Asia–US East Coast.aspxTue, 19 Mar 2013 09:09:00ZIM is glad to announce that it will cooperate with G6 on the restructured Asia to East Coast services network, starting May this year, subject to FMC approval.

    This will include the following:
     
    A new joint G6/ZIM SCE service, replacing the existing GA/ZIM SCE combo service, in which ZIM will deploy 5 of 9 vessels, with the following intended rotation:

     

    Xiamen-Yantian-Da Chan Bay-HKG- Kaohsiung-Panama Canal-Manzanillo-Kingston-Savannah-Charleston-Kingston-Manzanillo-Panama Canal-Xiamen
     
    ZIM will also have space through slot exchange on the following all water East Cost services crossing the Suez:
     
    AZX: Laem Chabang-Singapore-Colombo-Suez Canal-Damietta-Cagliari-Halifax-New York-Savannah-Norfolk-Cagliari-Damietta-Suez Canal-Singapore
     
      
    CEC: HKG-Shekou-Yantian-Singapore-Suez Canal-New York-Norfolk-Charleston-Suez Canal-Singapore-Cai Mep-HKG
     
     
    ZIM’s services between Asia and the US East Coast, Central America and the Caribbean will continue, adding new links via Suez from South China and South East Asia. 
     
    Rafael Ben-Ari, ZIM VP Shipping, said: “These new services and joint ventures are part of ZIM’s long-term strategic program, nurturing partnerships and designed for continuous improvement of the service offered to our customers on all major trade routes.”

     

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    <![CDATA[ZCA adds a second New York call, with best transit time to East Med]]>/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZCA-adds-a-second-New-York-call.aspxSun, 10 Mar 2013 00:00:00The revised ZCA rotation will offer best-in-market transit time from New York to East Med ports and most competitive transit time to major West-Med ports


    ZIM is glad to announce that ZIM Container Service Atlantic will add a second call in New York on the Eastbound stretch, starting March 2013. ZCA’s Weekly, Fixed-day service will have the following rotation: 

     

    Haifa – Piraeus – Genova – Tarragona –Halifax – New York –Savannah – Kingston – New York – Tarragona – Ashdod

     

     

    The new rotation improves transit times to both West and East Mediterranean, offering a premium service with best-in-the-market transit time from NYC to East Med, while maintaining the well-established port coverage, schedule integrity, stability and reliability of ZCA. Via ZIM’s Hub in Haifa and our extensive, synchronized feeder network, further connections to major East-Med destinations are available with excellent transit times. The new rotation will provide much better service specifically for refrigerated cargo from NYC to Med destinations.


    ZIM is also able to offer excellent service westbound to Central America, Caribbean and US West Coast destinations via Halifax and our Kingston hub. The westbound high service levels and transit times continue without change.  

     
    Rafi Ben Ari, VP Shipping: “This additional enhancement to ZCA offers significant advantages to our customers, strengthening ZCA’s position in the market.“

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    <![CDATA[שדרוג מערך השירות ללקוח בסוכנות דיזנגוף]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/service-restructuring-in-ZIM-Israel-Dizengoff-NYO.aspxFri, 01 Mar 2013 14:17:00​לקוחות יקרים,

    מ. דיזנגוף בע"מ, סוכנות צים בישראל, עוברת בימים אלה שינוי מקיף, שנועד לייעל ולשפר את רמת השירות ללקוחותינו. שינוי זה הינו המשך ישיר לשדרוג והתמקצעות מערך המכירות של צים ועבודתו בצוותים מתמחים, בהתאמה לתחומי העיסוק שלכם, לקוחותינו.

    במסגרת שלב זה של השינוי, הכולל את כל יחידות הסוכנות, תוקם מחלקת שירות במתכונת חדשה, אשר תהיה אחראית על כל ההיבטים של השירות ללקוח. המחלקה תטפל בפניותיכם ובמתן מענה בנושאים כגון זמינות ציוד, שינויי יעד, תיקון שטרי מטען וכו'.

    בנוסף, מחלקת השירות תסייע למערך המכירות ותטפל גם במתן מידע מהיר  בנושאי הסכמים, דמי השהייה וחיובים אחרים,  וכן בשליחת מידע שוטף ועדכונים ללקוחות, דו"חות מעקב וקשר שוטף. 

    השינוי תוכנן בהתבסס על ניתוח מעמיק של עבודת הסוכנות ותוך הסתמכות על הניסיון העשיר והידע הרב של אנשי דיזנגוף, ובמטרה להביא לשיפור משמעותי בשירות ללקוח. המערך החדש נועד לייעל את העבודה השוטפת ויקל עליכם, לקוחותינו, את ההתנהלות היומיומית מול אנשי הסוכנות. שיפור זה בא בתוספת למערך המכירות, שתפקידו לשפר את הזמינות והיעילות אל מול הלקוח בפניות בנושאים שוטפים.

    תקופת ההכרות עם המערך החדש תחייב הסתגלות לשגרה חדשה ונהלי עבודה שונים. אנו מבקשים את שיתוף הפעולה והסבלנות שלכם בתקופת המעבר. נעשה כל מאמץ לפתור כל בעיה, אם תצוץ, במהירות וביעילות.

    אנו מודים לכם על ההבנה ונשמח להמשיך לעמוד לשירותכם, כפי שעשינו בעבר, בכל זמן ובכל נושא.

    בברכה,

    רני בן יהודה- מנהל אזור ישראל והמזרח הקרוב

    ירון כץ - סמנכ"ל מכירות ישראל
     
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    <![CDATA[Asia-Europe GRR, March 15]]>GRIAsiaEurope/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia-Europe-GRR,-.aspxThu, 07 Feb 2013 14:19:00
    ZIM wishes to inform a General Rate Restoration (GRR) of USD 700/TEU on all dry cargo from the Asia (Not including India subcontinent) to Europe and the Mediterranean, effective March 15th , 2013.

    Scope:  Asia (excluding India) to North Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, Adriatic, West Mediterranean, East Mediterranean (Including Israel) and Black Sea regions.

    This update are necessary in order to maintain a sustainable service.
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    <![CDATA[ZIM to restructure its Asia-Med-Europe Network]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/New-Alignment-in-Asia-.aspxTue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00​ZIM to restructure and enhance its services network between Asia, India Sub Continent, East-Med and North Europe
     
    As part of its strategic program aimed at better serving the market and cater for clients’ needs, ZIM will restructure its network during February 2013, introducing several enhancements. The changes will fine-tune and improve ZIM’s AME service, which will now focus on serving the growing Asia–East Med/Black Sea trade, and offer an enhanced network of dedicated, synchronized links by trade.
     
    Below are the changes to be introduced:

    • Asia Med Europe (AME) Service new route will be as follows:
      • Xiamen - Shanghai – Shenzhen)Da Chan Bay( - Port Kelang - Nhava Sheva - Mundra -  Alexandria - Ashdod - Haifa - Mersin - Haifa -  Port Kelang - Xiamen
    • The India Sub-Continent-Europe trade will be served on INE service, with the following rotation:
      • Hamburg – Antwerp – Tilbury – Nhava Sheva -  Mundra -   Hamburg
    • Med-North Europe trade will be served by 2 loops:
      • North Europe Service 1 (NE1): Felixtowe – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp  - Le Havre – Ashdod – Alexandria - Haifa  - Ashdod -Valencia – Felixtowe
      • North Europe Service 2 (NE2), on the following rotation:
        Felixtowe – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – Antwerp – Haifa – Limassol – Alexandria – Ashdod – Salerno – Felixtowe


     
    Rafi Ben Ari, ZIM VP Shipping, said: “The revised network presents an improved alignment, better suited to our customers’ requirements, with improved coverage, reliability and availability.”


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    <![CDATA[New Med-North Europe Service]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/New-Med-North-Europe-Service.aspxMon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 

    ZIM and MSC to commence a new joint Med-Europe Service in February 
     
    The new joint service offers a wide port coverage, additional direct links between North West Continent and East Med and enhanced schedule reliability
     
    MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd are pleased to announce that Starting mid-February 2013, a new and improved Med-Europe service will commence operation on the following rotation:
     
    Felixtowe – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre  – Ashdod – Alexandria – Haifa – Ashdod – Valencia – Felixtowe
     
    The new Service will operate 5X5,500-6000 TEU’s vessel, 2 operated by ZIM and 3 by MSC, with a roundtrip of 35 days, allowing customers an improved port coverage, including major North European ports, with competitive transit times and enhanced schedule reliability.

     

     
    First westbound sailing: m/v Msc Fiammetta Eta Haifa 15 February 2013.

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    <![CDATA[Europe-Asia Eastboud GRI March 2013]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Europe-Asia-Eastboud-GRI-March-2013.aspxMon, 28 Jan 2013 00:00:00ZIM wishes to inform a General Rate Increase (GRI) which will take effect on Mar 1st , 2013, on the following trade:

    • Europe-Asia trade : $200 per TEU.

    The GRI applies to all Eastbound cargo shipped from North Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, West Med to Asia.


    These updates are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

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    <![CDATA[Offices in Israel closed on January 22nd.]]>News/NewsAndPress/customer-advisory/Pages/Offices-in-Israel-closed-on-Election-day.aspxThu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:00​Dear ZIM Customers,

    Please be advised that our offices in Israel will be closed on Tuesday, January 22nd, due to Election day.

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    <![CDATA[ILA Strike Update: Year-End Strike Averted]]>News/NewsAndPress/customer-advisory/Pages/ILA-Strike-Update.aspxSun, 30 Dec 2012 00:00:00As per ILA announcement dated December 28th, 2012, The strike is postponed and schedule continue as usual. According to the announcement, ILA and USMX have reached an agreement that allows negotiations to continue through February 6, 2013.


    ZIM will continue to update on any developments.

     

    We wish our customers Season's greetings and a happy and prosperous new year.

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    <![CDATA[Possible ILA Strike in the US]]>News/NewsAndPress/customer-advisory/Pages/ILA-Strike.aspxThu, 20 Dec 2012 00:00:00
    ZIM is closely monitoring the situation and is preparing contingency plans to activate in the event of a strike, with a view towards minimizing the disruptions to our valued customers as far as possible. These contingency plans include, but are not limited to, potential transshipment options in Canada and temporary diversion of containers to Kingston, Jamaica should a prolonged strike occur, all  consistent with the terms of our Bill of Lading.

    ZIM will keep you updated on these contingency plans as they are further developed, and our staff is your service for any inquiry.   ]]>
    <![CDATA[ZIM to Implement GRR Effective Jan 10th 2013]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/ZIM-to-implement-GRR-effective-Jan-10th-2013.aspxWed, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:00​ZIM wishes to inform a General Rate Restoration (GRR) which will take effect on January 10th , 2013, on the following trades:
     
    All Asian ports  on westbound trade: $350 per TEU (all types of equipment).

    The GRI applies to all west bound cargo shipped from Asia (including India sub-continent) to North Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, Adriatic, West Mediterranean, East Mediterranean (Including Israel) and Black Sea region.
     
    This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability. 

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    <![CDATA[THC in Israel, January 2013]]>/NewsAndPress/customer-advisory/Pages/THC-in-Israel-January-2013.aspxTue, 04 Dec 2012 00:00:00
    USD 225.-/20'
    USD 325.-/40'
    USD 260.-/20'RF
    USD 365.-/40'RF

    In order to avoid any misunderstanding we wish to clarify that the updated THC will be implemented on all export shipments which will be loaded in Israeli ports as from January 1st, 2013, and on all Import shipments which will be discharged in Israeli ports as from January 1st, 2013.

    One exception: Cargo to/from the USA will be subject to the new values of THC as from the filing date. We will advise the exact date of implementation upon filing with the FMC.
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    <![CDATA[שדרוג מתוכנן של תשתית המחשוב הגלובלית של צים]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/planned-upgrade-computer-systems.aspxSun, 02 Dec 2012 10:59:00​לקוחות יקרים,

    בהמשך להודעה הכללית אשר נשלחה אליכם לגבי השדרוג המחשובי המתוכנן בצים,  ברצוננו לציין כי בכדי שנוכל להמשיך ולתת את השרות הנדרש נבקשכם לנסות ולהתארגן מראש עם כל בקשותיכם לכל המאוחר עד ה-07/12. זאת בכדי שנספיק לשדר את כל הנדרש לרשויות המכס והנמל.

    על כן, לגבי האוניות המתוכננות בתאריכים אלו (להלן הפירוט) נבקש את התארגנותכם בכל הקשור ל –
    פקודות מסירה: להקדים ולמסור לנו את הניירת הדרושה לכל המאוחר עד צהרי ה-06/12, ע"מ שנוכל להכין מראש את הפקודות ולמסרם לכם פיסית ביום הגעת האוניה.
    תיקוני מניפסט: להקדים ולהודיע לנו לכל המאוחר עד צהרי ה-06/12 את דרישותיכם לתיקוני מניפסט, ע"מ שאנו נספיק לבצע תיקונים אלו מול רשויות המכס והנמל (דוגמא לתיקוני משקל, יעד וכד').

    לידיעתכם האוניות המתוכננות להגיע בין התאריכים 08-10/12 (נכון להיום) ואשר לגביהן אנו מתכוונים להקדים את השידור לרשויות המכס והנמל –

    1. WBI 11/W  (מצהר חיפאי : 120898) מתוכננת להגיע בתאריך 08/12
    2. LFN 12/W   (מצהר חיפאי : 126248) מתוכננת להגיע בתאריך 08/12
    3. ZAC 59/E  (מצהר חיפאי : 120899)  מתוכננת להגיע בתאריך 09/12
    4. GVO 25/W (מצהר חיפאי : 120900) מתוכננת להגיע בתאריך 09/12
    5. RIQ 31/W  (מצהר חיפאי : 125687) מתוכננת להגיע בתאריך 10/12
    6. ZJA 61/W  (מצהר חיפאי: 120902) מתוכננת להגיע בתאריך 10/12
    7. XLM 30/E  (מצהר חיפאי : 120903) מתוכננת להגיע בתאריך 10/12
    8. ** DTQ 15/W (מצהר חיפאי : 120923) מתוכננת להגיע בתאריך 11/12
      ** צפי אפשרי לעבודה ב-11/12 משמרת א'.


    מודים לכם מראש על שיתוף הפעולה.
                 
    נולמן אלכס
    מנהל מחלקת יבוא
    דיזינגוף, חיפה.

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    <![CDATA[ZIM Q3 2012 Results]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/Q3-2012-Results.aspxTue, 27 Nov 2012 00:00:00Positive Results for ZIM in Q3: EBITDA of $125 Million, Operating Cash Flow of $102 Million, and a Net Profit of $16 Million


    ZIM records in the third quarter of 2012 its best results since Q3-2010, due to a recovery in market conditions, internal efficiency and cost-cutting measures, and a positive seasonal effect. The third quarter of the year is traditionally the strongest quarter, representing the industry’s peak season.
    Revenues in the quarter amounted to $1.064 billion – a 9% increase compared with the same period last year. The increased revenues resulted from a 10% rise in the average freight rate compared with the same period last year (from $1,310 per TEU (20ft container) at the comparable quarter to $1,444 per TEU this quarter). Carried TEUs amounted to 617,000, a decrease of 4.5% compared with the comparable period in 2011 and a 2% increase compared with Q2-2012.

    The third quarter ended with an operating profit (EBIT) of $80 million compared with an operating loss of $63 million in the same quarter last year – a $143 million improvement, and a positive EBITDA of $125 million – a $140 million improvement compared with the comparable quarter. Compared with the previous quarter, the company reached an improvement of nearly $80 million in operating profit and in EBITDA.
    These results form the basis of a strong operating cash flow which amounted to $102 million in Q3, compared with an operating cash flow of $23 million in the same quarter last year and of $24 million in the previous quarter – a nearly $80 million improvement.

    At the bottom line the company recorded a net profit to shareholders of $16 million in Q3, an $82 million improvement compared with the same quarter last year in which the company recorded a $66 million loss, and a $63 million improvement compared with the previous quarter in which the company recorded a $47 million loss.
    The company's liquidity improved this quarter as well, due to the positive operating cash flow and to refinancing transactions that were completed during the quarter. In accordance, total liquid assets amounted to $182 million at the end of Q3, compared with $159 million at the end of the previous quarter – a $23 million improvement.
    Looking ahead, despite the strong results this quarter, the relative recovery in market conditions, and the improvement in overall liquidity, ZIM believes that the industry is still in a vulnerable condition. This is mainly attributable to the increase in available capacity as new-builds continue to enter the market, resulting in supply-demand imbalances and pressure on freight rates, as well as due to the high volatility of oil prices.

    In view of that, and due to continued uncertainties in the global economy, market conditions in the fourth quarter of this year and thereafter may be volatile or worse than in the third quarter. 
    ZIM recognizes that there is still uncertainty and potential volatility in market conditions. Therefore, should the need arise; it will approach its financing partners, who have been supportive in the past, to achieve certain concessions or additional flexibility to help the company overcome any difficult period.

    Consequently, ZIM continues to discuss with government officials a possible split of the company. The delay in the government’s decision making may affect the company's competitiveness and may complicate the creation of meaningful co-operations and joint-ventures which are common these days amongst industry players due to the industry's condition. Co-operations and joint ventures of this sort have the potential to significantly improve the company’s cost structure, help cost reduction efforts, and result in improved optimization.  

    It should be noted that in this quarter too, ZIM's results, measured by operating profit (EBIT) margin, are above average in the sector (for those companies that publish their results). This demonstrates the considerable improvement in the company's performance and its better competitive position, especially compared to the past when ZIM's performance was below market.  Nevertheless, the company continues to implement efficiency and optimization measures in order to improve its results even further.

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    <![CDATA[Asia Westbound trades General Rate Restoration]]>GRIAsiaEurope/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/GRR.aspxWed, 21 Nov 2012 00:00:00
    • All Asian ports  on westbound trade: $600 per TEU (all types of equipment).

    The GRI applies to all west bound cargo shipped from Asia (Excluding India) to North Europe (including Scandinavia & Baltics), West/East Mediterranean (including Israel) and Black Sea region.

    These updates are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

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    <![CDATA[NYC imports - Hurricane Sandy aftermath]]>News/NewsAndPress/customer-advisory/Pages/Update.aspxSun, 18 Nov 2012 00:00:00
    ZIM is devoting intensive efforts to overcome the delays caused by Hurricane Sandy and provide optimal solutions to our valued customers. We strongly urge our New York/New Jersey customers to pick up their Imports at their earliest. Terminals gates are open for import pick up till 10:00 pm every day. 

    We will continue to update regularly via this site as well as directly to customer. ZIM staff is at your service for any inquiry.  
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    <![CDATA[Force Majeure Declaration - Hurricane Sandy]]>News/NewsAndPress/customer-advisory/Pages/Force-Majeure-Declaration---Hurricane-Sandy.aspxSun, 04 Nov 2012 00:00:00
    All marine terminals within the Port of New York / New Jersey are reported to have experienced hurricane force winds, varying degrees of tidal related flooding, loss of power and other storm related damage.
     
    As a result of the effects of this powerful storm, marine terminal operations and vessel operations at the Port of New York / New Jersey have been severely impacted.  At present, only limited personnel are being permitted by the port authorities to access the terminals. Any assessment of the storm related damage sustained to containers has not been possible.  Furthermore, as the terminals remain without power, it is not yet clear when vessel operations and gate operations will be allowed to resume at the affected terminals.
     
    As this unfortunate situation is a consequence of Act of God and force majeure, and therefore beyond our control, ZIM is accordingly excused and exempted from any and all liability for cargo damage, delays and/or other expenses or cost whatsoever and howsoever caused and/or related to the subject weather incident, and for the duration of the situation, including with respect to additional possible delays and obstructions in the subsequent carriage of the cargoes to final destination.  ZIM will continue to work closely with local port authorities and terminal operators in an effort to provide updates to customers as additional information becomes available.

    Our thoughts and concerns are with the people of New York, New Jersey and all other areas affected by Hurricane Sandy as the recovery efforts continue.

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    <![CDATA[Hurricane Sandy - Railroads Update]]>News/NewsAndPress/customer-advisory/Pages/Hurricane-Sandy---Railroads-Update.aspxFri, 02 Nov 2012 15:50:00
  • ​The Norfolk Southern Rail has reopened the in gates at all NS intermodal terminals to accept shipments to Croxton. Effective at 2200 hours on 31 October, the Croxton in gate will reopen.  An additional portion of the interline embargo instituted on Monday has been lifted for traffic destined to Baltimore, Morrisville and Croxton.

  • CSX Transportation (CSXT) has now re-opened all of its intermodal terminals and has re-established train service in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. As previously communicated, CSXT has estimated at least 72 hours of delay on freight traffic moving through the Northeast region as network congestion clears. The only remaining in-gate restrictions at CSXT origins are for freight bound for terminals at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), as these facilities remain closed at this time. As a reminder, these restrictions include hazardous and temperature-controlled loads, and empty container/trailer moves.
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    <![CDATA[Asia - USA General Rate Increase, December 2012 ]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia-USA-GRI-December-2012.aspxThu, 01 Nov 2012 00:00:00​ZIM wishes to inform a General Rate Increase (GRI) on the Asia - USA trade, effective December 1st, 2012,  as follows:


    Except as otherwise indicated herein, all cargo moving from the Far East is subject to a General Rate Increase as indicated below:

    1) Cargo into U.S. West Coast ports and Intermodal Destinations

    USD 320 per 20 FT. Container
    USD 400 per 40 FT. Container
    USD 450 per 40 FT. HC Container
    USD 510 per 45 FT. Container

    2) Cargo into U.S. Midwest Destinations (IPI/MLB via West Coast Ports), U.S. East Coast Ports, U.S. Gulf Ports, and RIPI Destinations

    USD 480 per 20 FT. Container
    USD 600 per 40 FT. Container
    USD 675 per 40 FT. HC Container
    USD 760 per 45 FT. Container

     

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    <![CDATA[Customer Advisory - Hurricane Sandy]]>News/NewsAndPress/customer-advisory/Pages/Customer-Advisory-Hurricane-Sandy.aspxWed, 31 Oct 2012 22:50:00​Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, marine terminals, railroads and container depots at the Port of New York / New Jersey have been affected to varying degrees.  In an effort to keep our customers updated on the latest status of the various ports affected by the storm, please find the following brief information:

     

    Marine Terminals

    • USCG are currently assessing the status of all channels navigational buoys in order to ensure the harbors are safe for vessel entry.  Vessel traffic in and out of the Port of New York/New Jersey remains suspended.
    • Port authority personnel have reported access roads to terminals are obstructed by debris and traffic signals are out of service.
    • All marine terminals remain closed and all terminals are reportedly without power until further notice.  Various sections of terminal fencing have been damaged.
    • Terminal personnel are conducting examinations of container yards to assess condition of containers and yard handling equipment.
    • Access to all terminals is currently limited to only authorized personnel.
    • Current updates can be accessed at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey website (www.panynj.gov/alerts-advisories/inclement-weather.html).

      

    Railroads

    • The Norfolk Southern Rail has reopened the in gates at all NS intermodal terminals to accept shipments to Croxton. Effective at 2200 hours on 31 October, the Croxton in gate will reopen.  An additional portion of the interline embargo instituted on Monday has been lifted for traffic destined to Baltimore, Morrisville and Croxton.
    • CSX has begun to restore freight movement on tracks in the storm-impacted region. Continued delays for freight movement are expected due to congestion on the network. Service to and from New England has been restored. Service to and from New Jersey and Philadelphia is not yet available. The following terminals will remain closed until further notice: Kearny (North and South), Little Ferry and North Bergen, NJ.

     

    Vessel Operations

    • ZIM CONSTANZA 16/W will call at the Port of Halifax where all inbound cargo destined to New York will be discharged for temporary storage awaiting the re-opening of terminals at New York/New Jersey.
    • ZIM PANAMA 44/W currently positioned at anchor outside New York/New Jersey will now proceed to the Port of Halifax where inbound cargo destined to Halifax following which the vessel will load New York cargo discharged from ZIM CONSTANZA and then proceed to New York/New Jersey provided terminals are re-opened (ETA 6 November). 


    As a result of the conditions in New York and New Jersey you may experience difficulties in communicating with our Staten Island office. Our staff in Norfolk, Virginia is available and ready to assist you. Please contact the Norfolk, Virginia office at 1 866-744-7046.


    ZIM will continue to provide updates to its valued customers as further information becomes available.

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    <![CDATA[Customer Advisory - Hurricane Sandy]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/Customer-Advisory-Hurricane-Sandy.aspxWed, 31 Oct 2012 22:50:00​Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, marine terminals, railroads and container depots at the Port of New York / New Jersey have been affected to varying degrees.  In an effort to keep our customers updated on the latest status of the various ports affected by the storm, please find the following brief information:

     

    Marine Terminals

    • USCG are currently assessing the status of all channels navigational buoys in order to ensure the harbors are safe for vessel entry.  Vessel traffic in and out of the Port of New York/New Jersey remains suspended.
    • Port authority personnel have reported access roads to terminals are obstructed by debris and traffic signals are out of service.
    • All marine terminals remain closed and all terminals are reportedly without power until further notice.  Various sections of terminal fencing have been damaged.
    • Terminal personnel are conducting examinations of container yards to assess condition of containers and yard handling equipment.
    • Access to all terminals is currently limited to only authorized personnel.
    • Current updates can be accessed at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey website (www.panynj.gov/alerts-advisories/inclement-weather.html).

      

    Railroads

    • The Norfolk Southern Rail has reopened the in gates at all NS intermodal terminals to accept shipments to Croxton. Effective at 2200 hours on 31 October, the Croxton in gate will reopen.  An additional portion of the interline embargo instituted on Monday has been lifted for traffic destined to Baltimore, Morrisville and Croxton.
    • CSX has begun to restore freight movement on tracks in the storm-impacted region. Continued delays for freight movement are expected due to congestion on the network. Service to and from New England has been restored. Service to and from New Jersey and Philadelphia is not yet available. The following terminals will remain closed until further notice: Kearny (North and South), Little Ferry and North Bergen, NJ.

     

    Vessel Operations

    • ZIM CONSTANZA 16/W will call at the Port of Halifax where all inbound cargo destined to New York will be discharged for temporary storage awaiting the re-opening of terminals at New York/New Jersey.
    • ZIM PANAMA 44/W currently positioned at anchor outside New York/New Jersey will now proceed to the Port of Halifax where inbound cargo destined to Halifax following which the vessel will load New York cargo discharged from ZIM CONSTANZA and then proceed to New York/New Jersey provided terminals are re-opened (ETA 6 November). 


    As a result of the conditions in New York and New Jersey you may experience difficulties in communicating with our Staten Island office. Our staff in Norfolk, Virginia is available and ready to assist you. Please contact the Norfolk, Virginia office at 1 866-744-7046.


    ZIM will continue to provide updates to its valued customers as further information becomes available.

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    <![CDATA[ASE Winter Program]]>Regulations/NewsAndPress/customer-advisory/Pages/ASE-Winter-Program.aspxTue, 30 Oct 2012 00:00:00Dear Valued Customer,

    ZIM would like to inform that Asia-South America East Coast (ASE) Service will commence a winter program starting mid-November.
    During winter program period ASE, the joint service with CCNI/HJ, will operate jointly with PIL, K-Line, NYK & HMM, maintaining a weekly, fixed-day service covering the full scope of both lines, in the following rotation:

    Pusan - Shanghai - Ningbo -  Hong Kong - Shekou - Singapore - Rio de Janeiro - Santos - Buenos Aires - Montevideo - Navegantes/Itajai - Paranagua/Rio Grande - Santos - Rio de Janeiro - Singapore - Hong Kong - Pusan

    This seasonal arrangement is made in order to cope with market conditions while sustaining our high levels of service. As always we appreciate your support and will continue to do our utmost to offer you a personal, dedicated quality service.

    For any further inquiries and clarifications please contact your local sales representative

     

    > ASE details

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    <![CDATA[ZIM to Enhance Its ZIM Container Service Atlantic (ZCA) by Adding a New Ashdod Call]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZIM-to-enhance-its-ZIM-Container-Service-Atlantic-(ZCA)-by-adding-a-new-Ashdod-call.aspxWed, 24 Oct 2012 10:15:00ZIM’s established ZCA Service will add the port of Ashdod to its route starting November. ZCA’s extensive coverage will now offer improved service to Israeli customers in the central and southern part of the country, for both export and import. The new ZCA route will be as follows:

     

    Haifa- Piraeus – Genova – Tarragona – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Kingston – Tarragona – Ashdod – Haifa

     

    ZIM is offering exceptional transit times from the US East Coast to Ashdod & Haifa. The transit time from New York to Ashdod is 22 days, the fastest  in the market. ZCA offers superior transit times from Savannah, Halifax and Kingston as well.

    The new call aims to strengthen and enhance the first-class services already offered by ZIM to the Israeli market, from and to both Haifa and Ashdod. 

    ZIM pioneered the direct container service between Israel and Mediterranean ports and the US East Coast decades ago, and continued to provide premium service to customers throughout the years. The new call is another step in ZIM’s ongoing efforts to improve customer service and maintain ZIM’s leading position in this trade.
     
    The first vessel to call Ashdod will be Is ZIM Luanda voyage 25, arriving November 19th.

     

     
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    <![CDATA[ZIM to implement GRI in all Asian ports on westbound trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/ZIM-to-implement-GRI-in-all-Asian-ports-on-westbound-trade.aspxThu, 27 Sep 2012 00:00:00
    • All Asian ports on westbound trade: $500 per TEU (all types of equipment).


    The GRI applies to all westbound cargo shipped from Asia to North Europe (including Scandinavia & Baltics), West/East Mediterranean (including Israel) and Black Sea region.
     
    These updates are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.
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    <![CDATA[​ZIM to implement GRI in the Europe/Med to West Africa trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/West-Africa-GRI.aspxWed, 29 Aug 2012 00:00:00
    • EUR 150 per 20’ Container
    • EUR 250 per 40’ Container

    This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.
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    <![CDATA[Sharp Improvement in ZIM's Results in Q2]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/Q2-2012-Results.aspxTue, 28 Aug 2012 00:00:00ZIM Introduces a Sharp Improvement in its Results in Q2 with a Positive Operating Cash Flow of $24 Million and a Positive EBITDA of $46 Million


    Internal efficiency measures and an improvement in market conditions brought about the improvement, as other liner companies in the industry also introduce growth and improved results.


    In accordance, ZIM recorded in Q2 a 6% increase in carried TEUs and in freight rates, which contributed to an overall growth of 22% in revenues to $1.05 billion.


    Q2 Highlights


    ZIM recorded significant improvement in its results compared to the first quarterof 2012(QOQ) and compared to the same period last year (YOY):

     
    1. In the second quarter, ZIM recorded a positive operating cash flow of $24 million compared to a negative cash flow of $82 million in the previous quarter, and a negative cash flow of $6 million in the second quarter last year. 
    2. ZIM recorded in the second quarter of 2012 a positive EBITDA of $46 million.
    3. An impressive improvement was also recorded in the net loss attributable to the shareholders: in Q2 a net loss of $47 million was recorded (most of it, $44 million, due to financing expenses) which is an improvement of $116 million quarter on quarter. 
    4. Internal efficiency measures and an improvement in market conditions brought about the improvement, as other liner companies in the industry also introduced growth and improved results. 
    5. In accordance, ZIM recorded in Q2 a 6% increase in carried TEUs and in freight rates, which contributed to an overall growth of 22% in revenues to $1.05 billion,

     

    Detailed Results

    In the second quarter of 2012 ZIM recorded a sharp improvement in its financial results due to the strong recovery in market conditions, internal efficiency steps, and a positive seasonal effect. The company recorded a positive EBITDA of $46 million compared to a negative EBITDA of $69 million in the previous quarter, a $115 million improvement.

    In addition, the company recorded positive cash flow from operations of $24 million this quarter, compared to a negative cash flow of $82 million in the previous quarter and a negative cash flow of $6 million in the same quarter last year.

    Operating results were at breakeven (an operational profit of $1 million) compared to an operating loss of $117 million in the previous quarter and an operating loss of $79 million in the second quarter of 2011.

    Carried TEUs amounted to 604,000 - an increase in the quarter of 6% compared to the previous quarter this year.

    These increases, as well as an increase in other shipping-related operations and in subsidiaries' activities, contributed to the $1.05 billion revenues, an increase of 22% (compared to the previous quarter) . Compared to last year’s same quarter, revenues increased by 5%, from $1 billion to $1.05 billion, and EBITDA improved by $71 million.

    It should be noted that oil prices dropped during the quarter; however, the positive impact of lower oil prices has still not materially impacted the second quarter results.

    At the bottom line ZIM recorded a net loss to shareholders of $47 million, mainly due to financing expenses of $44 million. This result is an improvement of $116 million compared to the first quarter of the year.

    According to a debt restructuring plan from 2009, Israel Corp injected to ZIM in the second quarter $50 million, 50% as shareholders’ capital and 50% as a shareholders’  loan. Together with the $100 million that were injected in the first quarter of the year by Israel Corp and by the Ofer Group, owners' injections in the first half of 2012 amounted to $150 million. This concludes the total of owners' injections outlined in the 2009 debt restructuring plan as approved by Israel Corp's general shareholders’ assembly in 2009.

    In the second quarter ZIM improved its liquidity level, an improvement which stemmed from the positive operating cash flows, from the owners' injections and from refinancing transactions that were completed during the quarter. Accordingly, by the end of the second quarter, total liquid assets (cash and similar) amounted to $159 million, compared to $121 million at the end of the last quarter – an almost $40 million improvement. 

    The company continues to actively implement efficiency and optimization measures and to implement its strategic plan in order to improve its results.

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    <![CDATA[Asia Westbound trade GRI's September 2012]]>GRIAsiaEurope/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia Westbound trade GRI's September 2012.aspxWed, 22 Aug 2012 00:00:00​ZIM wishes to inform General Rate Increase (GRI’s) on the Asia Westbound trade, which will take effect during September 2012, as follows:
     
    September,10th:

    • All Asian ports (Excluding Indian sub-continent) Westbound trade to West/East Mediterranean and Black-Sea region: $300 per TEU (all equipment’s types)
    • All Asian ports (Excluding Indian sub-continent) Westbound trade to North Europe (including Scandinavia and Baltics): $350 per TEU (all types of equipment)


     
    September,15th:

    • All Asian ports (Excluding Indian sub-continent) Westbound trade to Israel: $300 per TEU (all equipment’s types)


    These updates are necessary in order to maintain ZIM’s current levels of service and high reliability.
     

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    <![CDATA[תהליך הסבת מכולה מיבוא ליצוא]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/import-export-converting-process.aspxTue, 14 Aug 2012 10:32:00​ברצוננו לרענן הנחיות מחלקת הלוגיסטיקה באשר לתהליך הנדרש בהסבת מכולה מייבוא לייצוא.
    ייבואן אשר מעוניין להשתמש במכולת הייבוא גם למטרות יצוא, מתבקש לפעול עפ"י השלבים הבאים:
    טרם ביצוע ההסבה יש לקבל אישור טלפוני ממחלקת הלוגיסטיקה של דיזנגוף במספר הטלפון הבא 048652165   בין השעות 07:00 – 17:00.
    לאחר קבלת האישור הטלפוני יש לדווח פרטי ההסבה ע"י מילוי הטופס המצ"ב ושליחתו לכתובת IMEX@IL.ZIM.COM.

    נבקש להבהיר כי חישוב דמי ההשהיה מתבצע באופן נפרד בין הייבוא לבין היצוא.
    כלומר, ימי השהייה בייבוא יחושבו החל מיום הגעת המכולה ארצה ועד החזרתה למסוף האחסון או עד הסבתה למכולת יצוא.
    במידה ומספר הימים שחושבו יהיה גבוה ממספר הימים החופשים להם  זכאי הלקוח, יצא חיוב.

    ימי השהיה בייצוא יחושבו מיום משיכת המכולה הריקה מהמסוף האחסון או מיום הסבתה מייבוא לייצוא.
    במידה ומספר הימים שחושבו יהיה גבוה מהימים החופשים להם זכאי הלקוח, יצא חיוב.

    אנו עומדים לשירותכם לכל שאלה ו/או הבהרה,

    בכבוד רב
    מחלקת לוגיסטיקה,
    מ.דיזינגוף]]>
    <![CDATA[Low Sulfur Fuel Charge]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Low-Sulfur-Fuel-Charge.aspxMon, 13 Aug 2012 00:00:00ZIM wishes to inform the implementation of a Low Sulfur Fuel Charge of USD 20 per TEU effective September 15, 2012. The Low Sulfur Fuel Charge will be applied in the trade between North Europe/Mediterranean and North America (all coasts) in both directions.


    The charge is applied in order to cover the increased fuel costs, incurred due to the decision by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to apply stricter controls on emissions for ships sailing off the coasts of Canada and the United States. The North America Emissions Control Area (ECA) came into effect on August 1, 2012.

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    <![CDATA[Indian Sub-Continent Westbound GRI]]>GRIAsiaEurope/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Indian-Sub-Continent-Westbound-GRI.aspxFri, 10 Aug 2012 00:00:00The GRI applies to all westbound cargo from the Indian Sub-Continent to North Europe, West/East Mediterranean(including Israel) and Black-Sea region.

    This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.]]>
    <![CDATA[ZIM to Implement GRI in the Asia-Europe Westbound Trades]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia-Europe-Westbound-trades.aspxThu, 19 Jul 2012 00:00:00
    • All Asian ports (not including Indian sub-continent) Westbound trade: $300 per TEU for all types of equipment.
      The GRI applies to all westbound cargo shipped from Asia to North Europe (Including Scandinavia and the Baltics) West/East Mediterranean (including Israel) and Black Sea region.


    The updates are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.
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    <![CDATA[ZIM CONTAINER SERVICE ATLANTIC (ZCA) TO CALL HALIFAX]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/zim-container-service-atlantic-(zca)-to-call-halifax.aspxWed, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00aZIM’s ZCA Service will add the port of Halifax to its rotation, starting July 3rd. The new call will cut transit time on the westbound leg from the Mediterranean to Halifax to 7 days (from Tarragona, Spain), 8 days from Genova and 14 days from Haifa, thus significantly improving the services offered to Canada.
     
    The decision to reinstate the Halifax call, served by Zim for many years, was taken in view of market conditions.
    ZCA will call HALTERM terminal, thus adding a second weekly call in Halifax, currently served by ZIM Container Service Pacific (ZCP).
     
    The adjusted rotation will be as follows:
    Haifa - Piraeus - Genoa - Tarragona – Halifax - New York - Savannah - Kingston - Tarragona – Haifa
     
    ZCA continues to offer a premium Service from the Caribbean, US Gulf and Central America Eastbound via our Kingston, Jamaica hub. It is also the only direct service from Israel to the US. In addition, ZCA offers an integral connection to US West Coast, as well as destinations in Central and South America via our network of regional services.
     
    Rafi Ben Ari, ZIM VP Shipping: “The change is part of ZIM’s strategy to improve services based on market needs. We strive to put our customers at the center and improve our services to cater for their needs.”
     
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    <![CDATA[ZIM Issues a New Bill of Lading Which Will Provide Increased Security to Customers]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/new-bill-of-lading.aspxMon, 25 Jun 2012 13:45:00ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. will issue a new Bill of Lading form, offering increased security to customers. The new Bill of Lading, developed using innovative technological methods, is printed on special paper and incorporates advanced measures designed for prevention and fast identification of forgery, similar to methods used in printing of currency and passports. ZIM will supply its agents worldwide with tools that enable swift examination of each B/L, ensuring its authenticity. 


    ZIM’s new B/L incorporates several security measures, including water marks and other invisible signs, thus improving security to a level beyond current industry standards.
    ZIM’s B/L has been developed in cooperation with Arjowiggins, a world-leading producer of security paper, banknotes, cheque books, passports etc. for central banks, governments and the private sector.


    Nissim Yochai, ZIM’s VP Corporate Customer Relations: “The new B/L will provide our customers with a new level of security and confidence when shipping cargo with ZIM. Focusing on customers’ needs and constantly improving our services is a top priority and part of ZIM’s strategy.”

     

    About ZIM

    ZIM Integrated Shipping Ltd is one of the leading carriers in the global container shipping industry. ZIM’s fleet comprises over 100 modern vessels, with a total carrying capacity of over 337,000 TEU.

    ZIM is committed to providing reliable, flexible shipping solutions based on expertise gained from over 66 years of experience. ZIM cultivates long-term partnerships with its customers, delivering a range of about 60 services adapted to meeting their specific needs.

    Check out the new Bill of Lading Terms and conditions

    Check out the new Bill of Lading front imageDownload B/L front page pdf

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    <![CDATA[50 YEARS ZIM'S ANNIVERSARY IN PIRAEUS]]>News/CountrySites/Europe/Greece/en-US/news-updates/Pages/50-YEARS-ZIM-ANNIVERSARY-IN-PIRAEUS.aspxThu, 14 Jun 2012 00:00:00ZIM Hellas, ZIM’s representative office in Greece, marked its 50th anniversary last week. ZIM’s customers and business partners from the Greek shipping industry were invited to a take part in a reception held in Piraeus, attended by ZIM’s Chairman of the Board Nir Gilad, ZIM’s President and CEO Rafi Danieli, and Mr. Shai Babad, ZIM’s Israel & Near East Manager.

    The speakers indicated ZIM’s long standing connections and ongoing commitment to the Greek market. ZIM has been serving Greek export and import for decades and has a significant and unique position in the Greek market.

    Rafi Danieli, ZIM’s CEO: "ZIM has provided, and continues to provide, reliable and unique services to the Greek market. We offer a global range of services from Greece via ZIM’s global network... It’s an obligation we will continue to uphold in the years to come."

    Mr. Shai Babad, ZIM’s Israel & Near East Manager: "We are constantly improving our customer service by being out in the field, meeting the clients, listening to problems and challenges and trying to provide creative solutions.. I want to thank you all for 50 wonderful years of mutual cooperation, for challenging and inspiring us again and again, but above all for always making us feel welcome".

    ZIM has three calls per week at Piraeus and once a week at Thessaloniki. ZIM calls Piraeus with its ZCA Service, operating 4,000 TEU vessels; BSX line, operating 1,200 TEU vessels; and ABS service. ZIM’s BSX service also calls Thessaloniki.

    ZIM’s market share is estimated at 12%, and is prominent in the North and Central America trade ZIM. ZIM is also dominant in the East Med and Black Sea trade. ZIM serves all industries, moving all types of cargo and specializes in Out of Gauge and project cargo, high value cargo and perishable goods.

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    <![CDATA[ZIM to call the port of Durrës, Albania]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZIM-to-call-Albania.aspxWed, 13 Jun 2012 00:00:00
    ADX service offers a smooth link for cargo from and to Asia, America and other destinations via our Haifa hub, with fast connections to our global network of services and superior transit times from America and Asia. The Haifa - Durres transit time is  4-5 days, the fastest in the market.

    Adriatic Express Service (ADX) rotation: Haifa - Ashdod - Durres - Koper - Trieste - Venice - Ravenna - Alexandria - Haifa

    Shai Babad, ZIM General Manager Israel &  Near East Area: “we offer a unique service to Albania with the fastest transit time in the market, excellent equipment availability, connections to ZIM global line network and the advantages of ZIM’s personalized service.”
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    <![CDATA[ZIM to implement GRI in the Asia-Europe trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Asia-Europe-July1-GRI.aspxThu, 07 Jun 2012 00:00:00ZIM wishes to inform a General Rate Increase (GRI) which will take effect in July 1st, 2012, on the following trades:

    • All Asian ports (not including Indian sub – continent) Westbound trade: $515 per TEU (all equipment’s types) .The GRI applies to all westbound cargo shipped from Asia to North Europe(Including Scandinavia, Baltics) West/East Mediterranean (including Israel) and Black-sea region.
    • Indian sub-continent Westbound trade: $200/250 per 20/40’ (all equipment’s types).
      The GRI applies to all westbound cargo shipped from Indian sub-continent to North Europe (Including Scandinavia, Baltics) West/East Mediterranean(including Israel) and Black Sea region.


    These updates are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

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    <![CDATA[ZIM to call The Port of Tacoma ]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/New-Tacoma-call.aspxWed, 06 Jun 2012 00:00:00 
    This change will be implemented as follows:

    • The PNX will arrive Tacoma on Friday and depart Saturday. The first sailing will be the Hong Kong Express voyage 63E24 departing on July 7th. 
    • The NWX will arrive Tacoma on Tuesday and depart Friday. The first sailing will be the Houston Express voyage 44E25 departing on July 13th. 

    NWX and PNX are joint services with the Grand Alliance. ZIM will operate 4 mega-vessels on this trade.

    The Tacoma call integrates well into ZIM’s network and offers the following advantages:

    - On-dock rail with weekly departures to Kansas City and three trains per week to St. Paul.
    - Complete coverage of local Pacific Northwest customer base with very little local traffic congestion.
    - Over twenty Distribution Centers (DC’s) in the Tacoma metropolitan area. 
    - A very friendly and productive workforce.  

    The change is part of ZIM’s continued efforts to fine-tune and improve its services to customer.  ]]>
    <![CDATA[ZIM Q1 2012 results]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/Q1-2012-results.aspxWed, 30 May 2012 00:00:00Zim recorded growth and an increase in carried TEUs compared to the comparable period last year


    Despite the difficult market conditions in the first quarter of 2012, namely a continuous decline in freight rates to a low of more than 18 months and rising fuel prices following last year's appreciation trend, ZIM recorded growth and an increase in carried TEUs compared to the comparable period last year. ZIM’s carried TEUs increased by 3% compared to the same period last year: 570,000 containers carried in the first quarter of 2012, compared to 555,000 in the first quarter of 2011.

    In addition, ZIM successfully completed, in the first quarter of 2012, an adjustment of its financial covenants with all its relevant financing banks to reflect prevailing market conditions. The completion of this adjustment, gives ZIM flexibility and ability to cope with the difficult market conditions. In light of that, short term loans have been reclassified as long-term debt. 

    ZIM is now implementing its business plan which was approved by the banks.

    Towards the end of the first quarter of 2012 the market started to recover in terms of freight rates – as of today, the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) is up 50% since the beginning of the year. Further, more and more companies in the industry today are announcing freight rates’ hikes, announcements that reflect the continuation of the recovery. Simultaneously, a sharp decline in oil prices, recorded in the last few weeks, is expected to lower the company's expenses. This recovery had not yet been reflected in Q1 results, but is expected to have a positive effect on the company's results for the remainder of the year.  

    The company ended the first quarter of the year with a negative EBITDA of $69 million, a 13% improvement compared to the EBITDA in the last quarter of 2011.
    In the first quarter of 2012 the trend of low freight rates and high oil prices continued, and combined with an increase in accounting (non-cash) financial expenses, it led to a net loss to shareholders of $163 million in the quarter, compared with a loss of $151 million in the previous quarter.

    ZIM's results reflect the overall situation of the industry:  the company's financial results are in line with the average operating margins in the industry, which points out the fact that ZIM's results are not unusual in the current market environment.  The 10 liner companies that so far reported their Q1 results recorded a combined operational loss of about $2.2 billion, reflecting a negative operating margin of 13%. Despite the difficult market conditions, ZIM continues to improve its efficiency and implement its strategy according to its strategic plan.
    The quarterly loss is a result of the pincer movement of declining freight rates combined with the increase of oil prices; and is the primary cause for the losses introduced by all liner companies in the first quarter of the year.

    Average freight per TEU decreased from $1,283 in the last quarter of 2011 to $1,236 per TEU in the first quarter of 2012 – a further 4% decrease, on top of a 5% decrease recorded in 2011. At the same time, oil prices in the market increased in the first quarter to $722 per ton of fuel oil (on average) compared to $639 per ton (on average) in 2011 – a nearly 13% rise.

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    <![CDATA[ZIM to implement Peak Season Surcharge on the Asia-Canada Trans Pacific Trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/PSS-Asia-Canada.aspxTue, 22 May 2012 00:00:00
    • 480.00 per 20ft container
    • 600.00 per 40ft container
    • 675.00 per 40ft HC container
    • 760.00 per 45ft container

    The PSS, as announced by the CTSA, is required in order to maintain our current levels of service and reliability.
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    <![CDATA[ZIM to implement Peak Season Surcharge on the Asia-U.S. Trans Pacific Trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/PSS-Asia-U-S.aspxTue, 22 May 2012 00:00:00​ZIM would like to inform it will implement a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) in the Asia - U.S. Trans Pacific Trade, as follows:

    • Effective June 10, 2012:  PSS of US$600 per 40’ container (FEU) – and proportionate levels for other equipment sizes, on all Eastbound cargo.

     

    The PSS is required to cover extraordinary seasonal costs associated with anticipated cargo surges, as announced by the TSA, and in order to maintain our current levels of service and reliability.

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    <![CDATA[Asia - Caribbean & Central America Trade GRI]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/AsiaCaribbeanJune152012GRI.aspxTue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00
    ZIM would like to announce the following GRI program in the Asia-Caribbean & Central America Trade, which applies to all destinations in Caribbean & Central Americas ((including Panama, but excluding Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Trinidad)), Effective June 15th, 2012:

    • $560/20’ container (all types)
    • $800/40’ container (all types including Hi-Cube)
     
    From all origins in Asia to all destinations in Venezuela and Trinidad, Effective June 15th, 2012
    • $840/20’ container (all types)
    • $1200/40’ container (all types including Hi-Cube)

    From all origins in Asia to Puerto Rico, Effective Jun 21st , 2012
    • $560/20’ container (all types)
    • $800/40’ container (all types including Hi-Cube)

    The changes, as announced by ACTA members, are necessary to maintain our current levels of service and reliability.
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    <![CDATA[ZIM to Implement GRI on the North Europe to Asia - Indian Sub-Continent Eastbound Trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/June12-EstboundGRI.aspxThu, 10 May 2012 00:00:00ZIM wishes to inform the following General Rate Increase (GRI) which will be implemented as of June,1st 2012 on the North Europe to Asia /Indian Sub-Continent Eastbound trades:

    • $150 per 20’
    • $200 per 40’ and 40HC


    Above is valid for all cargo shipped on the Europe to Asia and Indian Sub-Continent services, valid for all types of containers and all commodities.


    This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

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    <![CDATA[ZIM to Implement Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) in the Asia Westbound Trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) in the Asia westbound trade.aspxWed, 09 May 2012 00:00:00ZIM wishes to inform that a Peak Season Surcharge of $375 per TEU will be implemented as of June,1st 2012.
    The PSS applies to all westbound cargo from Asia & Indian Sub-Continent to North Europe, West/East Mediterranean(including Israel) and Black-Sea region.
    This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.
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    <![CDATA[ZIM’s AEX2 Service To Resume Operation]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/AEX2.aspxTue, 01 May 2012 11:00:00​ZIM’s Asia Europe Express Service (AEX2), connecting major ports in Asia and North Europe, is to be re-instated in May 2012. In view of increasing demand and recovering freight rates in the trade, ZIM, along with its partners on this line, Evergreen and CSCL, reached a joint decision to resume AEX2 operations as originally planned. The service was  suspended as part of a “winter plan” agreed upon by partners.

    The line will deploy nine ships of 8,000-TEUs to 8,500-TEUs capacity. ZIM will supply 3 vessels in the service.

    AEX2 offers one of the best transit times in the Asia - Europe trade, reliable schedule and excellent service.

    Rafi Ben-Ari, ZIM VP Shipping: “Re-instating AEX2, as planned, is an indication of positive developments in the market.”

    Line  rotation:
    Qingdao - Ningbo -Shanghai - - Xiamen - Yantian - Tanjung Pelepas - Port Klang – Rotterdam- Hamburg - Antwerp - Tanjung Pelepas - Qingdao


    See Line Details 

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    <![CDATA[Caribbean & Central America GRI]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/Caribbean-Central-America-GRI.aspxTue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00​ZIM to implement a General Rate Increase (GRI) in the Caribbean & Central America Trade

    ZIM would like to announce the following GRI program in the Asia - Caribbean & Central America Trade, which applies to all destinations in Caribbean & Central Americas (including Panama and Puerto Rico but excluding Venezuela and Trinidad), Effective 15th May, 2012:

    • $560/20’ container (all types)
    • $800/40’ container (all types including Hi-Cube)
     
    From All origins in Asia to all destinations in Venezuela and Trinidad, Effective 15th May, 2012

    • $840/20’ container (all types)
    • $1200/40’ container (all types including Hi-Cube)

     The changes are necessary to maintain our current levels of service and reliability.

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    <![CDATA[ZIM Upgrades its Asia-Black Sea service ]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/Black-Sea-Service-Upgrade.aspxThu, 05 Apr 2012 00:00:00Improved Service Includes a New Direct Odessa Call and an Additional Joint Service (ABS), Enabling Two Weekly Calls to The Region.

    ZIM is glad to announce a significant upgrade of its Asia–Black Sea services.
    ZIM’s East Med/Black Sea Express Service (EMX) will add the port Odessa to its rotation. The new direct call, with improved transit time, adds a central gateway to Russia and CIS countries, in addition to the exclusive direct call in Novorossiysk. EMX will improve transit times from major Asian ports, including an exclusive call in Pusan.
    In parallel, ZIM offers a new joint service, Asia-Black Sea (ABS), connecting major Asian ports with the ports of Constantza and Illichevsk, as well as the ports of Piraeus and Istanbul.

    EMX line rotation:
    Pusan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Dachan Bay, Port Kelang, Haifa, Ashdod, Istanbul, Odessa, Novorossiysk, Gemlik, Istanbul, Haifa, Mundra, Colombo, Port Kelang and Pusan
    Click to view line details.

    ABS line rotation:
    Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Singapore, Port Kelang, Piraeus, Istanbul, Constantza, Illichevsk, Port Kelang and back to Shanghai
    Click to view line details.

    Together, these two additions constitute a significant upgrade; part of the company’s strategy to strengthen its leading position in the Black Sea region with two weekly sailings, wider port coverage, improved transit times and higher reliability.  

    ZIM’s black Sea coverage is complemented by regional feeders, including Black Sea Ukraine Service (BSU) connecting the region with ports in Greece, Israel and Turkey, and the Constanta Poti Shuttle (CPS).

    ZIM continues to improve and enhance its global services in response to market demands, making Customer Service our top priority.

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    <![CDATA[ZIM launches a new procurement organization as part of the strategic plan]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZIM-launches-anew-procurement-organization-as-part-of-the-strategic-plan-.aspxWed, 04 Apr 2012 00:00:00​David Arbel Chief Procurement Officer: "The Restructuring of Zim’s Procurement activities marks a significant leap in efficiency and service levels".


    Zim today announced that as part of its comprehensive strategic plan, it will restructure its global procurement activities by creating a new, best-in-class procurement framework. Headed by Mr. David Arbel as Chief Procurement Officer, it will oversee all procurement at a corporate level.


    The new organization will interact with all relevant stakeholders, and will be responsible, among other things, to the procurement of Fuel, Vessel Chartering, Terminals and Feeding.
    David Arbel Chief Procurement Officer: "The launching of this new body marks a significant organizational change, enabling Zim to substantially increase efficiency while introducing global best-practice standards. The new structure will also lead to a new level of customer service and value for money vis-à-vis suppliers. The new Procurement Organization is part of the company’s constant efforts to maximize efficiency and achieve performance excellence in all areas of its activity, to the mutual benefit of customers, stakeholders and business partners alike".

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    <![CDATA[ZIM to implement GRI in the Asia-Europe trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/GRIAsiaEurope.aspxMon, 02 Apr 2012 15:00:00
    The update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.]]>
    <![CDATA[ZIM to implement GRI in the North Europe to Asia/Indian Sub-Continent Eastbound trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/GRINorthEuropeToAsiaIndianSubContinentEastboundTrade.aspxMon, 02 Apr 2012 15:00:00
    • North Europe to Indian Sub-Continent Eastbound trades: $200 per TEU.
    • North Europe to Asia (including Japan): $150 per TEU.

    * Above is valid for all cargo shipped on the Europe-Asia/ISC services, valid for all type of containers and all type of commodities.

    These updates are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.
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    <![CDATA[ZIM to implement GRI in the Indian Sub-Continent Westbound trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/IndianSub-ContinentWestbound.aspxSun, 01 Apr 2012 00:00:00
    The GRI applies to all westbound cargo from Indian Sub-Continent to North Europe, West/East Mediterranean (including Israel) and Black-sea region.

    This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.
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    <![CDATA[ZIM Integrated Shipping Services results for 2011 and Q4 2011]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZIMResultsFor2011AndQ42011.aspxSun, 01 Apr 2012 00:00:00
    ZIM’s new business plan has been completed and approved by the banks.

    2011 Highlights:

    • A new business plan has been completed and agreed upon by all relevant banks, and financial covenants have been adjusted accordingly, to reflect market conditions.
    • Significant increase in the containers carried in 2011 compared with 2010.
    • Positive cash flow from operations in 2011.
    • Continued implementation of ZIM’s strategic and efficiency plan which is proving itself in ZIM’s results: While in the past ZIM’s performance was below the average of liner industry, in recent quarters ZIM has closed the gap and its operating margins are now in line with the industry average.
    • Recently, freight rates in the market started to increase and idled vessels have reached 6% of global fleet, which supports the rate increases. Shipping companies announced more rate increases for the coming months, further supporting the upward trend.
    • 2011 ended with a net loss of $397 million, compared to net profit of $54 million in 2010. In the fourth quarter of 2011 ZIM recorded a net loss of $151 million, compared to a net profit of $96 million in the comparable period last year.


    Further details:

    ZIM has updated its long term business plan to reflect current market conditions. The plan has been approved by all relevant banks and financial covenants have been adjusted accordingly, to reflect market conditions.

    In 2011 ZIM recorded a significant growth in volume of containers carried compared to the comparable periods in 2010: In 2011 ZIM carried 2.4 million containers, compared to 2.2 million in 2010, an increase of 9% year on year. In the fourth quarter of 2011, ZIM carried 626,000 containers, compared to 566,000 in the last quarter of 2010 – an increase of 10.5%.

    Despite the difficult market conditions in 2011, and thanks to the efficiency plan the company implemented in the past year, ZIM finished 2011 with a positive cash flow from operations of $22 million.

    Rafi Danieli, ZIM’s CEO said: “We believe that the updated business plan, with the support of our shareholders and banks, puts ZIM on a stable financial basis, and well set for 2012”.

    2011 was characterized by low freight rates and high oil prices. During the fourth quarter market conditions deteriorated further, and most liner companies reported heavy losses. In Q4 2011, freight rates plummeted to their lowest point in the past 18 months, while fuel prices continued to go up. In 2011 fuel prices increased 38% on average compared to 2010, while freight rates dropped by 15% (according to the Shanghai Index). The decrease in freight rates stem mostly from supply overcapacity as new ships entered the market in 2011. Based on external estimations, in 2011 some 187 ships with a capacity of more than 1.2 million TEUs entered the market (7.9% increase in global fleet), creating the pressure on freight rates.

    Since the beginning of 2012, recovery is discernible in the market and is reflected in increasing freight rates – the Shanghai Index (SCFI) has shot up by 30% since the start of the year. Idled vessels have reached 6% of global fleet, which supports the rate increases, and shipping companies announced more rate increases for the coming months, further supporting the upward trend. This positive trend is also reflected in the share prices of the liner companies, which have climbed significantly in the past few months.

    ZIM recorded in 2011 a turnover of $3.8 billion, compared with $3.7 billion in 2010 – a 2% increase compared to 2010. In Q4 2011, the company recorded a turnover of $899 million, compared to $976 million in the parallel period of the previous year – a reduction of 9%, mainly due to the drop in freight rates (while the volumes carried actually grew).

    The 2011 ZIM recorded an operating loss of $276 million, compared with an operating profit of $223 million in the previous year. The fourth quarter ended with an operating loss of $126 million, compared with an operating loss of $63 million in the third quarter of 2011.

    ZIM’s results in 2011 reflect the overall situation in the industry, and at the same time the company is proactively taking the necessary steps to cope with market conditions and improve its performance. ZIM’s strategic and efficiency plan is proving itself in its results: While in the past ZIM’s performance was below the average of liner industry, in recent quarters ZIM has closed the gap and its operating margins are now in line with the industry average.

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    <![CDATA[Europe-Med trades GRI's]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/EuropeMedTrades.aspxWed, 14 Mar 2012 00:10:00​Zim Wishes to inform the following GRI's in the Europe-Med trades:

    • In the trade between North Europe and East Med & Israel:
      Eastbound $120 per teu, Eur 90.- per TEU (if freight paid in Euro currency).
      Westbound $ 60 per teu, Eur 45.- per TEU (if freight paid in Euro currency).
      Effective date 8 April, 2012.
    • In the trade from Adriatic to East Med & Israel:
      Eastbound $100 per TEU, Eur 75.- per TEU (if freight paid in Euro currency).
      Effective date 8 April, 2012

    These updates are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability

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    <![CDATA[Zim to implement GRI’s in the Asia-Europe Eastbound and Westbound trades]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/GRIsAsia-EuropeEastboundWestbound.aspxTue, 06 Mar 2012 09:05:00​Zim wishes to inform a General Rate Increase (GRI) which will take effect on April 1st, 2012, on the following trades:

    • Indian Sub-Continent Westbound trade: $200 per TEU. The GRI applies to all westbound cargo from the Indian sub-continent to North Europe, West/East Mediterranean (including Israel) and Black-Sea region.
    • North Europe to Asia/Indian Sub-Continent Eastbound trade: $150 per TEU. The GRI applies to all Eastbound cargo from North Europe to Asia / Indian sub-continent trades.

    These updates are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

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    <![CDATA[ZIM to implement GRI in the Asia westbound trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/AsiaWestboundTrade.aspxThu, 01 Mar 2012 13:30:00The GRI applies to all westbound cargo from Asia to North Europe, West/East Mediterranean (including Israel) and Black-sea region.

    This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.]]>
    <![CDATA[New ZIM and MSC cooperation on the US-South America Trade]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/New-Zim-and-MSC.aspxThu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00MSC and ZIM are pleased to announce a new cooperation on the South America East Coast – USA trade enhancing their established routes.

    The cooperation is comprised of 2 main loops:
     
    • US Gulf - South America East Coast Service with the following port rotation:
      Houston - New Orleans - Kingston - Caucedo - Suape - Salvador - Vitoria - Paranagua - Navegantes - Santos - Rio de Janeiro - Salvador - Pecem - Cristobal -Kingston
     
    • US East Coast - South America East Coast with the following rotation:
      Charleston - Norfolk - New York- Baltimore - Savannah - Freeport - Caucedo -Santos - Buenos Aires - Montevideo - Rio Grande- Navegantes - Santos - Rio de Janeiro - Suape - Caucedo - Freeport - Charleston
     
    The cooperation will commence around the last week of March 2012, pending final FMC approval.
     
    This new joint service offers comprehensive ports’ coverage to partners’ hubs, and a wider scope of direct links, connecting connecting South America East Coast and the US, responding to customers’ needs and improving services.
     
     
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    <![CDATA[שירות חדש ומשופר מישראל לצפון אירופה - North Europe Service 1 - NE1]]>News/CountrySites/Asia/Israel/he-IL/news-updates/Pages/new-service-North-Europe-Service.aspxSun, 05 Feb 2012 10:43:00​אנו שמחים להודיע על שירות חדש ומשופר מישראל לצפון אירופה - North Europe Service 1 - NE1 - החל מאמצע פברואר 2013.

    השירות החדש, בשיתוף פעולה עם חברת MSC, מציע כיסוי נרחב של נמלים מרכזיים בצפון אירופה בשירות ישיר למזרח הים התיכון, בלוח זמנים אמין וזמני הפלגה תחרותיים.

    צים תפעיל 2 אניות מתוך 5 בגודל  5500-6000 TEU, שיפעלו בשירות בסבב הבא:

    פליקסטאו – רוטרדם – המבורג – אנטוורפן – לה-האבר – אשדוד – אלכסנדריה – חיפה – אשדוד – ולנסיה – פליקסטאו

    הפלגה ראשונה של השירות החדש: Msc Fiammetta  המגיעה לחיפה ב-15 בפברואר.


    אנשי שירות הלקוחות שלנו ישמחו לעמוד לשירותכם בכל שאלה או מידע נוסף.

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    <![CDATA[ZIM to implement GRI in the Asia & Indian sub-continent westbound trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/AsiaIndianSubContinentWestboundTrade.aspxSun, 05 Feb 2012 06:55:00The GRI applies to all westbound cargo from Asia and Indian sub-continent to North Europe, West/East Mediterranean (including Israel) and Black-sea region.

    This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.]]>
    <![CDATA[Zim to implement GRI’s in the Indian sub-continent / Europe Trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/IndianSubContinentEuropeTrade.aspxTue, 10 Jan 2012 08:10:00
    Indian sub-continent westbound to North/ South Europe, Mediterranean and Black Sea region – US$200/TEU

    This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.]]>
    <![CDATA[Improved rotation on the South America-Mediterranean Service (SAM)]]>GRIs/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZIMWillIntroduceAnImprovedRotationOnTheSouthAmerica-MediterraneanService.aspxFri, 23 Dec 2011 09:45:00We are pleased to announce that our East Coast South America - Mediterranean service (SAM), will be restructured as from January 12th 2012.

     

    The new port rotation will be as follows:
    Valencia - Gioia Tauro - Livorno - Genoa - Fos Sur Mer - Barcelona - Valencia – Suape - Rio De Janeiro - Santos - Buenos Aires - Montevideo - Rio Grande - Navegantes – Itapoa -Santos - Rio De Janeiro - Suape - Tangier - Valencia

     

    The first sailing under the aforementioned rotation will be M.V. SHANGHAI ETA Gioia Tauro January 12th.

     

    Last sailing under current configuration will be M.V. YOKOHAMA voyage 166 ETA Valencia January 7th .

     

    The new arrangement is part of our continued efforts to respond to market needs and improve our services accordingly.​

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    <![CDATA[Grand Alliance, Hamburg Süd, and ZIM upgrade Atlantic Express service]]>GRIs/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/GrandAllianceHamburgSüdAndZIMUpgradeAtlanticExpressService.aspxSun, 18 Dec 2011 08:25:00Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd AG (HL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) Limited, in cooperation with ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) and Hamburg Süd (HSDG) will upgrade their Atlantic Express (ATX) service by deploying larger and more efficient vessels.


    Starting from March 2012, the service will be replaced by four vessels of 5,400 TEU capacity. One of each will be provided by ZIM and HSDG and the other two from the Grand Alliance.


    The upgraded service will continue to offer weekly fixed-day sailings with the current port rotation between the North European ports of Rotterdam, Hamburg, Le-Havre, and Southampton, and the U.S. East Coast ports of New York, Norfolk and Charleston.​

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    <![CDATA[ZIM to improve its Mediterranean–West Africa service (MAF)]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZIMToImproveItsMediterraneanWestAfricaService.aspxMon, 05 Dec 2011 13:35:00We are glad to inform that Zim will add a 3rd vessel to its joint service with COSCO, enabling improved frequency and better transit times.
    West Mediterranean-West Africa Service (MAF) will offer a bi-weekly service between main ports in the West Mediterranean and West Africa, effective December 2011.
     
    The improved service will call the following ports: Napoli - Genoa –Tarragona- Tema - Tincan Island – Takkoradi – Abidjan – Napoli
     
    This new set-up is part of our ongoing efforts to improve our service to customers and broaden our coverage of the African trades, which currently include, among others:
    NAF – North Europe & West African – a weekly service operated jointly with Hapag-Lloyd and MOL
    MAF – Med & West Africa – including transshipment from the Americas and East Med to West Africa via Tarragona
    FAX – Far East – West Africa Service – Connecting major Asian ports with West Africa, with connections to Zim’s network.
     
    Line details
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    <![CDATA[Zim hosted for the first time a delegation from the Israel-Palestine Chamber of Commerce]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZimHostedForTheFirstTimeADelegationFromTheIsrael-PalestineChamberOfCommerce.aspxThu, 17 Nov 2011 08:40:00This week, for the first time, Zim hosted a delegation of its clients from the Palestinian Authority. The gathering was led by Shai Babad, Manager of Zim’s Israel and Near East Area and also included Muchamad Abu Iyin, Chairman of the Palestinian Importers and Exporters Association and Avi Nudelman, Managing Director of the Israel-Palestine Chamber of Commerce.
     
    The delegation visited Zim’s offices and the port in Haifa.
     
    About 50 leading Palestinian businessmen, importers and exporters, participated in this gathering. Shai Babad emphasized the importance for Zim in rendering service to its clients and added that the company invests in strengthening and developing the relations with its Palestinian clients, while rendering personal service, focusing on this sector.
     
    Zim presented its global lines’ deployment and the significant improvement in commercial relations with its clients on a personal and individual basis, as part of its new policy.
     
    The Palestinian participants expressed interest in Zim’s lines serving the Israeli trade from/to the Far East, North Europe, North and South America, that supply them with solutions for their day to day business.
     
    In addition, the participants discussed the possibilities of expanding the economic activities between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
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    <![CDATA[ZIM and MSC new swap agreement will enhance service in the Med-Europe trade]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/ZimAndMscNewSwapAgreementWillEnhanceServiceInTheMed-EuropeTrade.aspxMon, 31 Oct 2011 11:00:00ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd And MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company are pleased to announce a new agreement offering an improved Med-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 all 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 Asia-Med-Europe (AME) new rotation will be as follows: Asia – Haifa – Ashdod – Felixtowe – Antwerp – Hamburg – Limassol – Haifa – Ashdod – Asia.
     
    The new agreement will allow customers to enjoy an extended range of direct calls, improved transit times, increased reefer capability and better schedule reliability.
     

    AME Service details
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    <![CDATA[Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter Visited Zim Head Office]]>News/NewsAndPress/NewsArchive/Pages/Nova-Scotia-Premier-Darrell-Dexter-Visited-Zim-Head-Office.aspxWed, 26 Oct 2011 08:25:00​Zim’s President & CEO, Mr. Rafi Danieli, yesterday hosted in the Head Office in Haifa the Premier of the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia, Mr. Darrell Dexter, the Canadian Ambassador in Israel, Mr. Paul Hunt, the Port of Halifax President & CEO, Ms. Karen Oldfield and Mr. Matt Hebb, Principal Secretary to the Nova Scotia Premier.

    Zim serves the Canadian market via 3 major global lines - ZIM Container Service Pacific (ZCP); Pacific North West Express (PNX) and North West Pacific Express (NWX). Zim is a major player in the Canadian ports, ranking 2nd in market share in both Halifax and Vancouver.

    Zim has been serving the Canadian market for decades, and pioneered the first direct containerized cargo service between Halifax, East Asia and the Mediterranean in the early 70’s.

    Premier Dexter noted ZIM's Contributions to Nova Scotia Economy and said: "I want to thank the team at ZIM for choosing to do business in Nova Scotia. The province looks forward to many more years of continued co-operation and support with the shipping line."

    Rafi Danieli said that “Zim is determined to maintain its long-lasting presence in Canada, built on the excellent cooperation with the Canadian ports and the strong Canadian customer base. Zim intends to further develop the services offered to Canadian customers, and strives to supply the very best logistics solutions for the benefit of all our partners."

    In the pictures: ZIM’s President & CEO, Mr. Rafi Danieli (right) with Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter in ZIM offices. Below: the Canadian guests with ZIM staff

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    (photos: Mati Milstein)

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    <![CDATA[N. Europe-East Mediterranean General rate increase]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/NEurope-EastMediterranean.aspxWed, 14 Sep 2011 00:00:00
    Eastbound from N.Europe to Israel and East Med:
    To Israel: $125/20’ ; $250/40’
    To East Med:  Eur 100/20’ ;  Eur 200/40’

    Westbound from Israel and East Med to N.Europe:
    From Israel: $ 75/20’ ;  $150/40’
    From East Med  $ 75/20’  ;  $150/40’

    This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.
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    <![CDATA[Zim to implement GRI’s in the Asia-Europe and Europe-West Africa trades]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/GRIsAsia-EuropeEurope-West-Africa.aspxSun, 11 Sep 2011 12:20:00​ZIM wishes to inform that a General Rate Increase (GRI) will be implemented as of September 1st.  2011, on the following trades:

    • Asia and Indian sub-continent to Europe, Mediterranean and Black Sea – US$225/TEU
    • South Bound from North Europe to West Africa – €110/20’ and €200/40'
    • South Bound from the UK to West Africa - GBP100/20' and  GBP175/40’


    This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

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    <![CDATA[Zim to implement GRI’s in the Israel to West Africa trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/IsraelToWestAfricaGRI.aspxMon, 05 Sep 2011 16:25:00
    ZIM wishes to inform that a General Rate Increase (GRI) will be implemented as of October 1st. 2011, on the following trade:
     
    South Bound Israel to West Africa – $150/20' and $300/40'
     
    This update is necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.
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    <![CDATA[Peak Season Surcharge in the Asia- Israel trade]]>GRIs/KnowledgeCenter/GRIs/Pages/PeakSeasonSurchargeAsia-IsraelTrade.aspxTue, 23 Aug 2011 00:00:00ZIM would like to inform that a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) of $200/ TEU will be implemented as from September 1st, 2011 in the Asia – Israel trade.]]><![CDATA[Additional Requirements for Dominican Shipments]]>Regulations/KnowledgeCenter/ShippingNews/Pages/AdditionalRequirementsForDominicanShipments.aspxFri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00​Please be advised that the Dominican Customs authorities new regulations requires full shipper's details including the ID or Tax Register number, as well as full address, phone number etc.
    The same is required for the CNEE and Notify party.

    Below is the information received from the Customs Authorities.

    "Please note as per new Dominican Government Customs requirement new regulation / system it's on place (SIGA), all import cargo must present all shipper details such as ID or TAX REGISTER (of utmost important) with address, phone, etc. which means full style same as consignee / notify party as well, manifest without complete information will be void and subject to fine."



    * These Regulatory News-Flashes are purely informative in nature and are provided only for the convenience of the users without any representation or warranty by ZIM as to the accuracy, completeness  or timeliness of the information provided therein. In no event will the information and/or data provided through this website constitute and/or come in place of professional legal or tax advice.

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    <![CDATA[Colombia's Customs Regulations]]>Regulations/KnowledgeCenter/ShippingNews/Pages/ColombiasCustomsRegulations.aspxFri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00​Please note item 4 – instead of FCL / LCL, our bs/l will read CY/CFS accordingly.

    NEW COLOMBIA`S TRANSPORT DOCUMENT REGULATION

    Pls be informed as of 01st May / 2009 , all Bills of Ladings issued for shipments to Colombia must contain, at least, following information:

    1. Complete Shipper`s information : name, address and Country.
    2. Consignee`s name and identification number (NIT : company or CC: natural people).
    3. Type, number and date of transport documents, specyfing whether it`s a master or house's bill.
    4. Terms: If it is FCL/FCL – LCL/FCL – FCL/LCL or LCL/LCL.
    5. Shipment`s disposition after be discharged: Direct delivery, DTA, OTM or customs deposit/free zone.
    6. Complete details of goods: Weight, volume (optional), and number of pieces
    7. If goods are raw chemical products than can be used to narcotics like: Lysergic acid, Nacetilantranylic acid, Acetic Anhydride, Ephedrine, Ergometrine, Ergotamine, 1-Phenyl-2-propanone, Isosafrole, Methylene dioxyphenyl-2-propanone, Norephedrine, Potassium permanganate, Piperonal, Safrole, Pseudoephedrine, Acetone, Anthranilic acid, Hydrochloric acid, Phenylacetic acid, Sulfuric acid, Ethyl ether, Methylethylcetone, Piperidine, Toluene, and all its derivatives.
    8. If they`re dangerous goods , please include IMO /UN details and and contact`s name /phone of people in charge (optional).
    9. No generic descriptions of goods are accepted like "dangerous goods", "plastic goods" or "miscellaneous" (it`s compulsory include complete details).
    10. Include break down freight charges in USD (optional).
    11. Complete container`s information: Number, weight, size, type and seal number.
    12. "Container" word, won`t be accepted like cargo unit.


    * These Regulatory News-Flashes are purely informative in nature and are provided only for the convenience of the users without any representation or warranty by ZIM as to the accuracy, completeness  or timeliness of the information provided therein. In no event will the information and/or data provided through this website constitute and/or come in place of professional legal or tax advice.

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