ZIM’s ZCA Service will add the port of Ashdod to its route starting in November. ZCA’s coverage will now offer improved service to Israeli customers in the Central and Southern part of the country, for both export and import. ZIM offers exceptional transit times from the U.S. East Coast to Ashdod and Haifa, with transit times from New York to Ashdod of 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 ZIM’s services to the Israeli market, from and to both Haifa and Ashdod.  The first vessel to call Ashdod will be Zim Luanda voyage 25, arriving November 19th.

The new ZCA route will be as follows: Haifa – Piraeus – Genova –  Tarragona – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Kingston –  Tarragona – Ashdod – Haifa.

Rafi Danieli, ZIM’s President and CEO said that “ZIM pioneered the direct container service between Israel and Mediterranean ports and the U.S. 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”.