ZIM to enter Australian market with a new China-Australia Express service

Press Release - Shipping and Freight ResourceZIM, the 10th largest container shipping line in the world is entering the Australian market with a fast service connecting China with major ports in Australia.

ZIM line which operates a container fleet in excess of 300,000+ containers and over 65 ships has named the new service, China Australia Express (CAX).  

As per a ZIM Press Release, CAX will offer a 11-day transit time from South China to Sydney said to be one of the fastest in the market, along with additional advantages and superb customer service.

The new China-Australia service, planned to commence in mid-October 2020, will have the following rotation:

Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Ningbo


The service will deploy 6 x 2500 TEU vessels with extensive capacity and plugs for refrigerated cargo. A fleet of new, advanced reefer units fitted with ZIMonitor system for constant monitoring and damage prevention will be available to customers on the new service.

Z Factor

Eli Glickman, ZIM’s President & CEO, added: “We are very pleased to start operating in the Australian trade in view of the high demand in the market. I am sure this new service will provide a solution to customers’ growing needs in this trade. We see great opportunity in the Australian trade and believe our unique Z Factor and innovative yet personal approach will be appreciated and valued by customers in this market.

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