A shipping company from Israel announced its adding Prince Rupert to its services starting this month.
Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) is introducing an Asia-Pacific North West Trade route starting Oct. 25 and Prince Rupert will be added to its new China Express Northwest Service (CEN).
The shipping route will rotate from Xingang, Qingdao, Shanghai, Prince Rupert and Xingang.
“We’re very pleased to see another service calling on Prince Rupert and taking advantage of the increasingly well known advantages that Prince Rupert has to offer,” said Michael Gurney, the manager of corporate communications for the Port of Prince Rupert.
In ZIM’s announcement on Oct 13 in a press release it states that the new route offers a smooth gateway through Prince Rupert to the U.S. and Canada with “efficient rail connectivity using the CN rail network.”
“ZIM is proud to add Prince Rupert to its portfolio of services in The Pacific North West,” said Nissim Yochai, ZIM VP Trans-Pacific Trade in the press release.
The Israeli shipping company was established in 1945. It owns and operates 13 vessels, it has 180 ports of call across the globe with more than 10 offices in China.