ZIM introduces first solo Asia<->West Coast Canada express service

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Zim Integrated Shipping has initiated its first independent express container service, named Pacific Northwest Xpress (ZPX), between Asia and the Port of Vancouver. This new service, which began on January 21 with the GSL Valerie departing from Vietnam’s Port of Cai Mep, enhances Zim’s existing slot-sharing arrangement with Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) for West Coast Canada service. The ZPX, consisting of seven ships with an average capacity of 3,500 TEUs, will follow an eastbound route including Cai Mep, Yantian, Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Ningbo, Shanghai, and Vancouver, and will also call at Busan on the westbound journey. This launch comes despite Zim’s recent challenges with weak freight demand. However, the company is expanding capacity in specific markets, including restarting an Asia-US West Coast express service for e-commerce shippers and introducing a north-south express service for refrigerated produce to US Southeast ports.

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