The beat came mainly from the higher freight rates (+12% QoQ versus ours 7% QoQ) secured by ZIM during the past quarter, which leads to $400m higher top line.
Zim will launch a new ZIM Ecommerce Baltimore Express (ZXB) service that calls at Yantian, Cai Mep, Baltimore, New York, Boston, Yantian. The service will be operated initially on a fortnightly basis using 5 ships of 2,700-3,400 teu on a 70 days rotation and will be upgraded to a weekly frequency at a later date. The first sailing will be on 8 April with the 3,100 teu MH GREEN.
Zim has unveiled its new ZIM MED PACIFIC (ZMP) pendulum service that will connect the Asia-PNW and Asia-East Med trade. The ZMP will start on 1 April 2022 and will call at Busan, Vancouver, Busan, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Dachan Bay, Port Klang, Haifa, Ambarli, Izmit, Port Klang, Cai Mep, Dachan Bay, Yantian, Xiamen, Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan. It will deploy 15 ships of 3,400 to 4,300 teu and replaces ZIM’s current participation on the 2M services covering the ‘TP-8/Orient’ service to PNW and
ZIM’s strong QoQ earning growth may pause in the 21Q4 results to be announced in March. The financial market analysts expect ZIM to deliver another 10-15% QoQ growth against our estimate of potentially 15% QoQ drop in 21Q4 net profit. First, volume carried by ZIM could be lower than expected.
ZIM will extend its new Zim Med ISC (ZMI) service to cover North Europe from March 2022. The serivce was first launched in December 2021 and calls at Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Colombo, Haifa, Mersin, Ambarli, Mundra using 4 panamax ships of 4,250-4,310 teu. The move follows the termination of ZIM's current cooperation with MSC on the North Europe-East Med trade in March 2022. The 2 carriers jointly operates the NE1/Israel Express service that calls at Felixstowe, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havr
ZIM will relaunch its standalone ZIM Med Pacific (ZMP) service in April 2022 after a 3 year absence as the ZIM/2M partnership arrangement on the Asia-East Med and Asia-PNW will be terminated. ZIM will revive ZMP that was first launched in April 2017 as part of ZIM's network revamp at that time, deploying 15 ships of 4,200 teu to 5,900 teu to cover the Med-Asia-US Pacific Northwest route. The original ZMP was withdrawn in March 2019 after ZIM started its strategic cooperation with the 2M (Maer
Zim will launch a new Thailand Yangon Express (TYX) service on 7 January 2022. The service will call at Singapore, Port Klang, Thilawa, Yangon, Port Klang, Singapore on a
Zim will launch a new weekly Yangon Star (YGS) service that will connect Nansha, Port Klang, Yangon, Port Klang, Nansha using three ships of 1,100 teu. The first sailing is scheduled on 26 February from Nansha with the 1,134 teu ASIATIC KING. The service will allow connections to and from Yangon with transhipment at Nansha and Port Klang.
Zim has added a third ship on the trans-Tasmanian service that will provide relay connections between Melbourne and Sydney to various ports in New Zealand. The new service is named as Third Loop New Zealand to Australia (N3A) and calls at Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Lyttelton, Napier, Melbourne. It will deploy the 1,118 teu CONTSHIP ONO with the first sailing from Melbourne on 26 January 2022 with one sailing every 3 weeks. The service will complement the 2 ships on its New Zealand to Australi
Zim/Gold Star Line will launch a 3rd service connecting China and Australia in March 2022, dubbed North China Australia Express (C3A). It follows the China Australia Express (CAX) launched in October 2020 and the China-Australia 2nd Express (C2A) in December 2020. The CAX serves Haiphong, Xiamen, Ningbo and Shanghai while the C2A is serves Port Klang, Laem Chabang, Ho Chi Minh City, Nansha and Yantian. Both of these services connect to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane The C3A will add direct con