ZIM to launch new West Coast Central America service
Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00
ZIM has announced the extension of its service coverage with a new service, Balboa Central America Express (BCA), connecting ports in the West Coast of Central America with ZIM’s global ZIM Container Service Pacific (ZCP), via the port of Balboa in Panama.
The new service will operate two vessels on a weekly basis with the following rotation: Balboa (Panama)-Acajutla (El Salvador)-Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala)-Lazaro Cardenas (Mexico)-Puerto Quetzal-Acajutla-Balboa.
Balboa Central America Express offers an excellent, fast connection between Asian ports covered by ZCP and the ports in this growing region. The service allows frequent and reliable access to the ports of Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala and Acajutla in El Salvador, with one transhipment in Balboa, with one of the best transit times in the market. The connection to ZIM’s main ZCP service enables further links through ZIM’s global network, covering all major trade routes.
First vessel to load from Asia is ZIM SHENZHEN, sailing NINGBO 21 August, SHANGHAI 22 August, PUSAN 24 August; arriving BALBOA 13 September, arriving Acajutla 18 September and Quetzal 19 September.
The new service is part of ZIM’s ongoing efforts to expand the port coverage available to its customers and constantly improve its services.