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ZIM’s new lines connect China, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia to Australia and New Zealand, giving customers fast, reliable service with the Z Factor advantage.

 

 


ZIM’s CAX, C2A, and N2A lines also offer you a state-of-the-art reefer fleet together with ZIM's unique Z Factor – combining ZIM’s famous can-do attitude, digital services and personal touch.

 

The Z Factor Advantage – Faster transit, Excellent Service

 

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ZCommerce

Fast transit times

Ideal for eCommerce

Personalized

ZIM's personal service

Going the extra mile for you

Digitize

Innovative digital services

Take control, save time

Freeze

New reefer fleet

Real-time tracking & monitoring of sensitive cargo

 

 

Meet our new lines:

China Australia Express - CAX

ZIM’s CAX line provides a new direct connection between North and South China and major ports in Australia. Customers using the China Australia Express (CAX) line benefit from transit times among the fastest in the market, a new advanced reefer fleet fitted with ZIMonitor tracking system, and ZIM’s outstanding Z-Factor customer experience.

  • New direct connection between North China, South China and major ports in Australia
  • One of the fastest in the market
  • More trans-shipment cargoes in & out of Xiamen
  • 6 vessels with capacity of 2500 TEU
  • 350-400 reefer plugs
  • A fleet of new, advanced reefer units fitted with ZIMonitor system for tracking and preventing damages is available to CAX customers
  • Allow more transshipment cargoes in & out via Xiamen.

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Rotation: Xiamen - Ningbo – Shanghai – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Haiphong - Xiamen

 

Line Proforma

Port Bound Terminal Arrival Departure
Ningbo S Ningbo Beilun Terminal (Beilun) Thu Fri
Shanghai S Shanghai Mingdong Terminal (WGQ5) Fri Sat
Yantian S Yantian International Container Terminal Wed Thu
Sydney N Hutchison Port Holding (HPH) Mon Wed
Melbourne N Patrick Terminal Thu Sat
Brisbane N Patrick Terminal Mon Wed

 

Line Transit Time

From / To Ningbo Shanghai Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Haiphong Xiamen
Xiamen 3 5 18 22 26 40 42
Ningbo   2 16 19 23 38 40
Shanghai     13 17 21 36 39
Sydney       4 8 23 26
Melbourne         5 19 23
Brisbane           15 18
Haiphong             4

 

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China 2 Australia Express - C2A

Specially designed for eCommerce customers, ZIM’s C2A premium line adds major Southeast Asian ports in Vietnam and Thailand for better coverage and direct connection to Australia.

  • Weekly service
  • Expand South East Asia market with connection via Laem Chabang and Ho Chi Minh
  • 6 vessels with a capacity of 2200 TEU

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Rotation: Laem Chabang – Ho Chi Minh – Nansha – Yantian – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane - Port Klang - Laem Chabang

 

Line Proforma

Port Bound Terminal Arrival Departure
Ningbo S Ningbo Beilun Terminal (Beilun) Thu Fri
Shanghai S Shanghai Mingdong Terminal (WGQ5) Fri Sat
Yantian S Yantian International Container Terminal Wed Thu
Sydney N Hutchison Port Holding (HPH) Mon Wed
Melbourne N Patrick Terminal Thu Sat
Brisbane N Patrick Terminal Mon Wed

 

Line Transit Time

From / To Laem Chabang Ho Chi Minh Nansha Yantian Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Laem Chabang
Port Kelang 3 6 9 10 22 25 29 41
Laem Chabang   2 5 6 18 20 25 37
Ho Chi Minh     3 4 15 18 22 35
Nansha       1 12 14 19 31
Yantian         11 13 18 30
Sydney           1 6 18
Melbourne             3 15
Brisbane               11

 

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New Zealand to Australia - N2A

The new service N2A service connects to both the China-Australia Express (CAX) and China to Australia (C2A) lines, offering rapid service from Sydney to Auckland. Ideal for eCommerce businesses and small-to-medium businesses alike, ZIM's New Zealand to Australia Service lets you ship goods from Shanghai to Auckland in 16 days and from Yantian to Auckland in 15 days.

  • Direct service between New Zealand and Australia
  • Weekly service
  • Efficient feeder service connecting New Zealand, Australia and Asia
  • Fast connection from Sydney to Auckland for CAX & C2A
  • 2 vessels with a capacity of 1100 TEU

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Rotation: Melbourne - Sydney - Auckland - Tauranga - Melbourne

 

Line Proforma

Port Bound Terminal Arrival Departure
Ningbo S Ningbo Beilun Terminal (Beilun) Thu Fri
Shanghai S Shanghai Mingdong Terminal (WGQ5) Fri Sat
Yantian S Yantian International Container Terminal Wed Thu
Sydney N Hutchison Port Holding (HPH) Mon Wed
Melbourne N Patrick Terminal Thu Sat
Brisbane N Patrick Terminal Mon Wed

 

Line Transit Time

From / To Sydney Auckland Tauranga Melbourne
Melbourne 2 6 8 13
Sydney   4 5 11
Auckland     1 6
Tauranga       4

 

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