Zim expands coverage in the intra-Caribbean basin trades with box service
ISRAELI shipping line Zim is launching a new weekly Central America Caribbean Express (CCS) service in the second half of August that will be operated by three 1,100-TEU vessels
ISRAELI shipping line Zim is launching a new weekly Central America Caribbean Express (CCS) service in the second half of August that will be operated by three 1,100-TEU vessels.
The service will call directly at ports in Veracruz and Altamira in Mexico, Puerto Cortes (Honduras), Santo Tomas de Castilla (Guatemala), Kingston (Jamaica), Rio Haina (Dominican Republic) and San Juan (Puerto Rico). The ships will then head back to Puerto Rico via Kingston, reported WorldCargo News, Leatherhead, Surrey (London area).
The new service will connect with carrier's various mainline transatlantic and transpacific services at its hub in Kingston and offer feeder connections to the above ports.
The company described the CCS service as 'being the best in market' when it comes to transit times in several corridors, including between Veracruz and Puerto Cortes (five days), Altamira and Rio Haina (10 days) and San Juan to Veracruz (six days).
With nations in the Caribbean basin moving towards greater levels of economic integration and plans for a single market to be established, cargo exchanges between these nations and their immediate neighbour are expected to expand.