Zim Modifies its Greece and Israel Coverage
Zim has closed its Greece – Albania service DRS. The last voyage of the service was sailed by the 1,730 TEU vessel CREDO, who phased out on 11th April.
At the same time Zim changes the port rotation of its Greece – Black Sea service BSX. The port of Limassol is withdrawn while a port call at Mersin is added to the port rotation. Additionally BSX phases in a new vessel, giving the service a total of 3 deployed vessels which run on a weekly frequency and a 21 day rotation. The average service capacity lies at 1,570 TEU per week in April.
Zim’s Greece – Israel service MCS undergoes a change in port rotation as well. The ports of Mersin and Haifa are removed from the port rotation on 11th and 13th April respectively while Alexandria is added to the rotation. This will make it a Greece – Egypt service which is served by the 1,300 TEU vessel WARNOW PORPOISE on a 7 day frequency.
As of 23rd April Zim will stop taking slots on MSC’s Adriatic – Israel service which was branded ADX by Zim. Maersk however continues taking slots on the service which deploys 2 vessels on a 7 day frequency and a 14 day rotation. The service has an average service capacity of 1,370 TEU per week.
DRS: Piraeus - Alexandria - Durres - Piraeus
BSX: Haifa - Ashdod - Novorossiysk - Constantza - Gemlik - Thessaloniki - Izmir - Piraeus - Mersin (new) – Haifa
MCS: Piraeus - Alexandria - Antalya – Piraeus Adriatic - Israel service: Haifa - Ashdod - Koper - Trieste - Ravenna - Venice - Haifa