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ZIM's Groundbreaking Blockchain-Based Bill of Lading

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:15


The new solution allows the secure exchange of original documents on the blockchain.

The first pilot of paperless Bills-of-Lading based on blockchain technology was completed in cooperation with Sparx Logistics and Wave Ltd. The pioneering pilot, first of its kind led by an ocean carrier, was concluded successfully.


During the trial all participants issued, transferred and received original electronic documents using the Wave Application; the Containers, shipped by Sparx Logistics from China to Canada, were delivered to the consignees without a hitch.


An electronic substitute to the traditional Negotiable Ocean Bill-of-lading has been the industry’s Holy Grail for many years. ZIM Integrated Shipping Services is pioneering the new solution following a long market analysis; ZIM is convinced that the blockchain technology and the Wave application can be the solution that will drive the trade to the digital era.


The new blockchain-based system developed by Wave uses distributed ledger technology to ensure that all parties can issue, transfer, endorse and manage shipping and trade related documents through a secure decentralized network. The application is free for Shippers, Importers and Traders and requires no IT or operational changes.


ZIM CEO Eli Glickman: “I’m proud that ZIM leads the way in introducing blockchain technology to the shipping world, and congratulate our partners in this exciting initiative, Sparx Logistics and Wave Ltd.


ZIM CIO Eyal Ben-Amram: “promoting innovation and technology in our industry is an integral part of ZIM’s vision. While we are still in the process of evaluating the technology, we are confident that this type of forward-looking ideas will advance our industry as a whole towards a more efficient and modern phase.” 

 
Wave CEO Gadi Ruschin: “We thank ZIM for leading the industry adoption of the Wave application and network. Moving to a digital Bill of Lading would be hugely beneficial in supporting the supply chain in general, through reduced costs, error free documentation and fast transfer of original documents. We look forward to continuing the process and invite more of ZIM’s customers and partners to join the pilots and use Wave for their business needs”

ZIM North Europe - East Med Emergency Bunker Surcharge Update

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:24

Dear ZIM customer, 

In order to continue our good and reliable service, we would like to advise that it has been decided to implement an EBS (Emergency Bunker Surcharge) of 15 Euro/TEU on FAK (Freight All Kind) cargo from all North Europe base ports to East Mediterranean base ports, and from all East Mediterranean base ports to North Europe base ports.

 

The above EBS charge shall be implemented as of December 1st 2017, till further notice.


The EBS charge is additional to the applicable base freight charge, THC, bunker, security related and PSS charges which are provided in ZIM's Tariff Calculator (http://www.zim.com/knowledgecenter/tools/pages/tariff-calculator.aspx) as well as to other charges for additional services, local charges and contingency charges.

 

For further details kindly see our website: www.zim.com, or contact our local sales or customer service representative.

 

For information and details regarding additional commodities, kindly contact ZIM local sales.

 

These measures are necessary in order to maintain our current levels of service and high reliability.

 

Sincerely yours,

ZIM Integrated Shipping

 

 

*** Russian trades are excluded. For details regarding freight and charges for Russian trades please contact the local sales/customer representative



電子發票106年10月1日正式上線

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:41

In pursuant to the Tax Authority’s policy, we are pleased to announce that we have implemented E-invoice system with effect from 1 October, 2017. We will only issue the e-invoice once. A pdf. file is available upon request.  

為配合國稅局電子發票政策,落實節能省碳響應環保,本公司訂於101日正式使用電子發票.發票型式為一聯,亦可索取電子檔案,特此公告

電子發票106年10月1日正式上線

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:30

In pursuant to the Tax Authority’s policy, we are pleased to announce that we have implemented E-invoice system with effect from 1 October, 2017. We will only issue the e-invoice once. A pdf. file is available upon request.  

為配合國稅局電子發票政策,落實節能省碳響應環保,本公司訂於101日正式使用電子發票.發票型式為一聯,亦可索取電子檔案,特此公告

以星航運七星快線加掛高雄

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:48

以星航運日前宣布自2017年11月起將其在亞洲-美東市場上廣受歡迎的以星七星快線(Z7S航線)正式加掛高雄港, 以提供廣大台灣客戶該航線的五大優勢服務:

  1. 直航紐約港最受歡迎的馬赫碼頭(Maher Terminal)
  2. 市場上唯一連結高雄至威明頓港(Wilmington)的獨家服務
  3. 提供威明頓港(Wilmington)及薩凡納港(Savannah)出發到台灣的最短船期; 美國出口至台灣的優質快速航線.
  4. 掛靠高雄第五貨櫃中心77/78號碼頭, 提供各工業區到高雄港的絕佳連結
  5. 台灣客戶喜愛的週末高雄開航

 

七星快線首航高雄航班Zim Ontario預定將於11月3日抵達高雄. 本航線配置以星航運獨立操作的11條以高度可靠性及準班率著稱的5000 TEU級屬輪. 沿途掛靠:

高雄-大鏟灣-鹽田-蓋美港-巴生港-可倫坡-紐約-諾福克-威明頓-薩凡納-巴生港-高雄

新Z7S航線設置不但凸顯了以星航運持續改善並強化亞洲-美東航線佈局的重要進程, 同時也實際呼應市場上客戶對該航線上優質服務的渴切需求.

E-invoice go live 1st Oct 2017

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:04
In pursuant to the Tax Authority’s policy, we are pleased to announce that we have implemented E-invoice system with effect from 1 October, 2017. We will only issue the e-invoice once. A pdf. file is available upon request.  

ZIM Carried a special of Geothermal Power Plant unit for Ormat Technologies

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:09

Out of the box: Out of the box: ZIM Carried a special of Geothermal Power Plant unit for Ormat Technologies
 
ZIM LUANDA, operating on ZIM Container Service Atlantic (ZCA), carried a special consignment of parts for a geothermal power plant for Ormat Technologies ltd.
The units, each 21 Meters long and weighing 27 Tons, were handled by ZIM’s special cargo experts team. The shipment arrived at New York last week and onward by land to its final destination.
 
A spokesperson for Ormat Technologies said: “Ormat Technologies thanks ZIM for yet another shipment of oversized special units on board container ships, following many years of cooperation.” 
 
ZIM specializes in handling special cargo with complex operational needs. ZIM’s experts oversee all aspects of shipping throughout the voyage, ensuring the cargo’s fast and safe arrival to its destinations.

  
 

以星航運七星快線加掛高雄

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:03
以星航運日前宣布自2017年11月起將其在亞洲-美東市場上廣受歡迎的以星七星快線(Z7S航線)正式加掛高雄港, 以提供廣大台灣客戶該航線的五大優勢服務:

 

   1.直航紐約港最受歡迎的馬赫碼頭(Maher Terminal)

   2.市場上唯一連結高雄至威明頓港(Wilmington)的獨家服務

   3.提供威明頓港(Wilmington)及薩凡納港(Savannah)出發到台灣的最短船期; 美

國出口至台灣的優質快速航線.

   4.掛靠高雄第五貨櫃中心77/78號碼頭, 提供各工業區到高雄港的絕佳連結

   5.台灣客戶喜愛的週末高雄開航

 

七星快線首航高雄航班Zim Ontario預定將於11月3日抵達高雄. 本航線配置以星航運獨立操作的11條以高度可靠性及準班率著稱的5000 TEU級屬輪. 沿途掛靠:

高雄-大鏟灣-鹽田-蓋美港-巴生港-可倫坡-紐約-諾福克-威明頓-薩凡納-巴生港-高雄

 

新Z7S航線設置不但凸顯了以星航運持續改善並強化亞洲-美東航線佈局的重要進程, 同時也實際呼應市場上客戶對該航線上優質服務的渴切需求.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSC and Zim joint Black Sea service will continue during 2017-18

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 09:06

MSC and Zim are pleased to announce that the joint Black Sea service, to meet agricultural season demand, will continue during 2017-18.

The service will continue to operate at the following rotation:

Alexandria – Ashdod – Novorossiysk – Alexandria

The service will commence in Ashdod on week 44, November 2nd 2017.

The weekly service, operating two vessels, will have a fixed Ashdod Friday departure.
The joint service offers an optimal solution for agricultural exporters, reliable and with excellent transit time.

ZIM Seven Star Express Service to add a Kaohsiung call

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:15

ZIM is pleased to announce that starting November 2017, ZIM’s popular Seven Star Express Service (Z7S) will add a call in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, offering unique advantages to customers, including:

  • Direct access to New York Maher terminal
  • Unique product linking Kaohsiung and Wilmington, NC
  • Fast transit time from Wilmington and Savannah; A premium product for USA exports to Taiwan
  • Calling Terminal 5, Pier 77/78 in Kaohsiung, for easy access from main manufacturing areas
  • End of the week departure from Kaohsiung   

 

The first vessel to call Kaohsiung on the new rotation is Zim Ontario on Nov 3, 2017.  
 
ZIM Seven Star Express Service deploys 11X5000TEU vessels operated solely by ZIM, ensuring high schedule reliability and punctuality. 
 
The new Z7S rotation:
Kaohsiung – Da Chan Bay – Yantian – Cai Mep – Port Kelang – Colombo – New York- Norfolk – Wilmington – Savannah – Port Kelang – Kaohsiung
 
The new call is part of ZIM’s ongoing efforts to improve and enhance our portfolio on the Asia-US East Coast trade and cater for market needs.

Three millionth ZIM container in DaChan Bay Terminals

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:43

ZIM recently marked the 3 millionth container carried by ZIM through DaChan Bay Terminals.

Nissim Yochai, VP Trans Pacific :”ZIM takes pride in achieving this milestone, a testimony to our fruitful cooperation with DaChan Bay Terminals, ZIM's main hub port in South China”.

DaChan Bay Terminals serves all of ZIM's trades and functions as the central hub in the region of south China and Pearl River Delta.
 
ZIM’s lines calling DaChan Bay:

Z7S: 
DaChan Bay - Yantian - Cai Mep - Port Klang - Colombo - New York - Norfolk - Savannah – Port Kelang - DaChan Bay
 
ZMP: 
Port Kelang – Cai Mep - DaChan Bay – Yantian – Xiamen – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan - Vancouver –Pusan – Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - DaChan Bay – Port Kelang - Ashdod - Haifa –Istanbul – Novorossiysk - Odessa- Istanbul - Haifa - Port Kelang

According to the last SeaIntel on-time reliability report, ZIM is the best performing carrier in the Asia-Mediterranean trade in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

 



Hurricane Irma - Miami Office

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 16:45

Dear All,

Due to Hurricane Irma, our Miami office will be closing today at 12:00 EST and will remain closed on Friday, September 8.

Office operations for Monday, September 11 is still to be determined.

Best Regards,

ZIM Team

Hurricane Irma - Miami Office

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 16:45

Dear All,

Due to Hurricane Irma, our Miami office will be closing today at 12:00 EST and will remain closed on Friday, September 8.

Office operations for Monday, September 11 is still to be determined.

Best Regards,

ZIM Team

ZIM Houston office will reopen on Tuesday September 5th

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 21:43

Dear Valued Customer,

 

Our Houston office will be closed for the remainder of the week and reopen on Tuesday, Sept 5 after the Labor day holiday.

 

Our Atlanta & Savannah sales & customer service teams are assisting their fellow employees. In this regard, from a business perspective we are continuing to support our customers to the best of our ability, taking into consideration Hurricane Harvey’s ramifications.

 

We will continue to update you on this situation.

 

We wish our co-workers, friends and all in Texas to have perseverance and good luck until the weather improves and they can resume their daily routines.

 

Regards,

George Goldman
President, ZIM USA

Q2 2017 Results

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:05
​Haifa, 30 August 2017   ZIM posted adjusted net profit of $12.5 million in Q2 2017,
compared to adjusted net loss of $64.0 million in Q2 2016
  Adjusted EBIT was $43.7 million in Q2 2017,
compared to negative $40.5 million in Q2 2016
  Adjusted EBITDA of $70.1 million in Q2 2017,
compared to negative EBITDA of $15.9 million in Q2 2016
  Operating cash flow was $88.9 million,
compared to $17.6 million in Q2 2016
  Total revenues were $745.7 million in Q2 2017,
compared to $611.9 million in Q2 2016, a 21.9% increase
  ZIM recorded an increase of 6.7% in containers carried compared
to Q2 2016 and a consistent improvement of adjusted EBIT margins

  ​
The shipping liner industry went through major developments and structural changes which include reshaping of the alliances and M&A activities that took place over the last quarters. Since Q3 2016 we have been witnessing a positive trend in the industry with improved freight rates in most trades, however, market conditions on the whole, remained challenging and volatile.   In the face of this tough business environment, ZIM continues to outperform the industry and achieve improved results. ZIM’s Q2 results reflect the constant improvement in the company’s performance, as a result of the comprehensive transformation the company has implemented in recent periods.   ZIM reported an adjusted EBITDA of $70.1 million in Q2 2017 compared to negative $15.9 million in Q2 2016, with an adjusted EBITDA margin of 9.4%. The carried quantities increased by 6.7% to 659 thousand TEUs in Q2 2017, compared to 617 thousand TEUs in the same period of 2016.

Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO,​ said: “ZIM’s positive results in Q2 demonstrate an ongoing, steady improvement in the company’s performance. We focus on achieving profitability through efficiency, innovation, and above all reliable and agile services to our customers. Our customer-centered approach is at the root of our strategy, and as an independent global niche carrier we can provide unique and flexible services to our customers. I’m confident that this approach will enable ZIM to prevail and achieve additional improvements in the coming years.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my predecessor Rafi Danieli, for his invaluable contribution to ZIM over many years.”

  Financial and Operating Highlights for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2017  
  • Adjusted net profit was $12.5 million, compared to adjusted net loss of $64.0 million in Q2 2016
  • Net profit was $2.3 million, compared to net loss of $74.1 million in Q2 2016
  • Total revenues were $745.7 million, compared to $611.9 million in Q2 2016, a 21.9% increase
  • Operating cash flow was $88.9 million, compared to $17.6 million in Q2 2016
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $70.1 million compared to negative $15.9 million in Q2 2016
  • EBITDA was $62.8 million compared to negative $22.1 million in Q2 2016
  • Adjusted EBIT was $43.7 million, compared to negative $40.5 million in Q2 2016
  • EBIT was $36.4 million, compared to negative $47.8 million in Q2 2016
  • ZIM carried 659 thousand TEUs, compared to 617 thousand TEUs in Q2 2016, a 6.7% increase
  • The average freight rate per TEU was $1,007, compared to $866 in Q2 2016, a 16.3 % increase

  Financial and Operating Highlights for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2017  
  • Adjusted net profit was $15.1 million, compared to adjusted net loss of $110.8 million in H1 2016
  • Net loss was $4.1 million, compared to net loss of $130.4 million in H1 2016
  • Total revenues were $1,400.7 million, compared to $1,241.9 million in H1 2016, a 12.8% increase
  • Operating cash flow was $122.7 million, compared to $3.0 million in H1 2016
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $127.5 million compared to negative $7.7 million in H1 2016
  • EBITDA was $114.1 million, compared to negative $20.6 million in H1 2016
  • Adjusted EBIT was $74.4 million compared to negative $56.9 million in H1 2016
  • EBIT was $61.0 million, compared negative to $70.9 million in H1 2016
  • ZIM carried 1,257 thousand TEUs, compared to 1,194 thousand TEUs in H1 2016, a 5.2% increase
  • The average freight rate per TEU was $981, compared to $903 in H1 2016, a 8.6 % increase
    About ZIM: Since 1945, ZIM provides creative operational and logistical solutions to customers. Over the years ZIM has grown to become a leading force in the shipping industry, by pioneering innovative technologies and expanding its vast geographical network while maintaining its tradition of excellence.​​

Huricane Harvey

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:07

Dear Valued Customer,

 

Hurricane Harvey continues to affect all our business activities, with many roadways covered with water and yet more rain to come.

 

Tuesday, August 29th, our Houston offices will be closed. 
We will keep updating you on a daily basis.

 

We send positive thoughts and prayers to the people of Texas facing Hurricane Harvey

 

Regards
George Goldman
President, ZIM USA

Huricane Harvey

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:07

Dear Valued Customer,

 

Hurricane Harvey continues to affect all our business activities, with many roadways covered with water and yet more rain to come.

 

Tuesday, August 29th, our Houston offices will be closed. 
We will keep updating you on a daily basis.

 

We send positive thoughts and prayers to the people of Texas facing Hurricane Harvey

 

Regards
George Goldman
President, ZIM USA

Low Water Surcharge in Europe

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:29
We would like to inform our customers that due to the prolonged drought in Europe, water levels on the Rhine River are lowering, restricting the amounts of cargo loaded to barges. As a result, barge owners have announced the application of a Low Water surcharge, which is the common practice in this trade.

The surcharge will apply to all barge and barge-road shipments between the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam and destinations in Germany, France and Switzerland via the Rhine River. 

The surcharge will be in force starting August 20th, until further notice*. shippers or Receivers will be debited according to the daily tariff, published by the barge operators according to the day of loading on board the barge.

Our Customer Service teams are at your disposal for any inquiry.



[[*not less than 30 days]

ZIM’s Asia-America lines top schedule reliability ranking

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:50
Three ZIM lines on the Asia-America trade recorded a 100% on-time reliability score according to the SeaIntel July 2017 report. ZIM Med-Pacific (ZMP), ZIM Pacific North (ZPN) and ZIM Seven Star Express (Z7S), the premium Asia-US Service - all reached a perfect 100% score in the recent report. 

Nissim Yochai. ZIM VP TransPacific trade, said: “Our new lines network and our strategy based on mostly independently-operated services is proving itself beneficial, first and foremost for our customers.”

​ZIM is the best performing carrier in the Asia-Mediterranean trade in Q2

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:17
According to the last SeaIntel on-time reliability report, ZIM is the best performing carrier in the Asia-Mediterranean trade in the 2nd quarter of 2017, with a score of 97.2%. ZIM was also the most reliable carrier on the Europe – Asia Eastbound leg in June with an on-time performance of 84.8%.

ZIM’s new network, introduced in April 2017, includes the ZMP service, offering fast and efficient link between Asia and the East Med/Black sea ports with excellent connection to regional lines, and the India Med Express service (IMX).

Rani Ben Yehuda, ZIM VP Cross Suez and Atlantic Trades, said: “Our new strategy as an independent carrier focused on customer service is proved beneficial for customers. We will continue to invest efforts in better schedule reliability and improved service levels.”

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