ZIM Joins Maersk’s Blockchain Shipping Platform TradeLens

Israeli shipping company ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has signed on as a member of Maersk and IBM's blockchain-enabled TradeLens platform. Launched in 2018, TradeLens uses blockchain technology to drive transparency throughout the shipping process by digitizing documentation and making it available in real-time to all trading partners - from carriers to freight … [Read more...]

Maersk Line, MSC and ZIM Enter Strategic Cooperation on the Asia – U.S. East Coast Trade

Israeli container shipping company ZIM has reached a deal with 2M alliance members Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company on a new strategic cooperation on the Asia – US East Coast trade. Starting in early September 2018, the companies will operate five loops between Asia and the U.S. East Coast. ZIM will operate one loop and 2M will operate four loops, and the … [Read more...]

Israeli Shipping Firm Zim to Defer $115 Million in Payments

JERUSALEM, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Israeli shipping company Zim, which has been hit hard by the weak global shipping market, said on Wednesday it had agreed to defer $115 million of upcoming payments to creditors until 2018. Zim said in its second-quarter report that the agreement with its creditors was to defer payments due over a 12-month period, which began on Sept. 30, until … [Read more...]

ZIM Shipping Says ‘We Can Hope’ as Losses Mount

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - Zim Integrated Shipping Services recorded a $74m net loss in the second quarter of the year. This compares with a $23m profit in the same period of 2015, which the Israeli carrier blamed on “unprecedented low freight rates and severe market conditions”. Second-quarter revenue dropped 19.8% year-on-year to $612m, with average revenue per … [Read more...]

Israeli Shipping Company Zim May Be Planning U.S. IPO

  By Yaacov Benmeleh (Bloomberg) -- Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., a marine transportation company, hired Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch unit and Barclays Plc to lead an initial public offering in the U.S., according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The Haifa, Israel-based company, a unit of billionaire Idan Ofer’s Kenon Holdings Ltd., is … [Read more...]