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ZIM upgrades India-Med service to cut transit times


Fresh from announcing a first half loss, ZIM has announced an upgrade for the India-Med Express Line (IMX), which it runs independently, with a new rotation that will give a significantly faster transit time, and make it the fastest on the trade.

ZIM said in a press release that starting September, the line will operate five vessels, and the round-trip will be shortened to 35 days. The new rotation will commence in Colombo, followed by Nhava-Sheva and Mundra, followed by Eastern Mediterranean ports. Transit time to East Med ports will be reduced significantly, in some cases to certain ports by a week to 10 days.

ZIM said the service was to improve service and meet market needs and will help customers benefit from fast transit times and improved port rotations.

ZIM Cross-Suez and Atlantic evp Rani Ben-Yehuda said: “ZIM now offers the fastest and most reliable service between the Indian sub-continent and the Eastern Mediterranean. We continue to upgrade and improve our services, as part of ZIM vision and our customer-oriented approach.”