The North Europe Service 1 (NE-1) run by shipowners ZIM Integrated Shipping Services and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is the most important liner service linking Hamburg weekly with Israel via the Mediterranean.
Transport volumes have grown continuously since 2007, in all by around 21 percent. In 2013 around 62,000 TEUs were transported on seaborne container services along this route.
ZIM had already extended and restructured the NE 1 service at the beginning of 2013 in reaction to rising quantities and market requirements.
Being deployed for the first time in the liner service from July onwards, the ZIM Hamburg will provide greater transport capacities and a larger number of reefer container connections.
The vessel is replacing a smaller one previously operating on this service.
The ZIM Hamburg berthed for the first time at EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH) on July 7th.
From there she will regularly be making the round voyage to Antwerp, Le Havre, Ashdod, Alexandria, Haifa, Ashdod, Valencia, Felixstowe, Rotterdam and back again to Hamburg.
The main cargoes shipped via Hamburg will be food and beverages, chemical products and machinery and equipment.
From Israel come chemical products, food and beverages, and products of agriculture, forestry, hunting, forestry and fisheries.
Press Release; July 8th, 2014