ZIM starts new e-commerce service, linking China and Vietnam with US East Coast
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services will launch a new and speedy service for e-commerce customers, ZIM Ecommerce Baltimore Express (ZXB), which will be effective from March, connecting South-East Asia with US East Coast.
Particularly, ZXB will operate on the following route:
Yantian (China) – Cai Mep (Vietnam) – Baltimore (United States) – New York (United States) – Boston (United States) – Yantian (China)
Operated exclusively by ZIM, the service will commence with a bi-weekly frequency and build up to weekly within a few months, according to a statement.
“This new line is another building block in our ZIM e-commerce eXpress lines, which we launched in 2020 with our first line from South China to Los Angeles and developed to become a network of multiple lines with the addition of the new ZXB service,” said Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO.
ZXB is projected to offer customers a range of advantages including the fastest transit time to Baltimore, guaranteed space and equipment without rolling, late cut off from Asia ports, dedicated out-of-gate lane to avoid queues in Baltimore, and expedited rail, air and road connections to inland destinations, according to the Israeli shipping line.
“The opening of this new service is another example of our efforts to develop our speedy and dedicated premium lines, which constitute a highly competitive alternative to air freight,” noted Glickman.