ZIM is currently putting into service 420 new 20-foot open-top containers, which will increase the open-top share of its container fleet by about 20 per cent. 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 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 occur. Renewing our fleet of special containers is an important part of this strategy”.