ZIM and MSC announce a new cooperation on the India Sub-Continent – Mediterranean trade
ZIM and MSC announce a new cooperation, offering a fast and reliable connection between the sub-continent and the Mediterranean, as follows: ZII – ZIM India Israel Service with the following rotation: Nhava Sheva - Mundra - Haifa (west bound only) ZIE – ZIM India East Med Express with the following rotation: Mundra - Nhava Sheva – Colombo - Port Said West – Mersin – Piraeus- Istanbul – Mersin – Iskenderun– Mundra This new alignment is a major enhancement for ZIM customers on the trade, benefiting from a wide range of direct calls and improved transit time along with ZIMs renowned personal dedicated customer service.
MSC sets a new record for the biggest container ship ever to dock in Israel
MSC has set a new record for the biggest container ship ever to dock in Israel after MSC Cristina sailed into Haifa Port. Haifa Port saw MSC Cristina, with a capacity of 13,259 TEU, dock at its recently upgraded Carmel Terminal on May 12, 2017. It serves Maersk and MSC’s 2M Alliance weekly service that links the ports of South Korea, China and Singapore to Israel and the Adriatic. Previously a Maersk ship had been the largest to dock in an Israel port after 13,092 TEU-containership Maersk Elba visited Haifa on February 2, 2017. Maerk Elba, dubbed the first Isra-max, was followed by several other Maersk megaships. In order to prepare for the arrival of such vessels, Carmel Terminal Operators built new Kocks STS cranes on dock alongside six existing cranes. The new cranes are able to transport 20 + 1 lines of containers across the ship. MSC Cristina was unloaded by four STS cranes able to move an average of 120 containers per hour. https://www.porttechnology.org/news/msc_tops_maersk_israel_record
Haifa Port – the first in Israel to enter the era of 14,000 TEU ships, with call of the Maersk Elba
Yesterday morning (Thursday Feb. 2), the Maersk Elba container ship (13,092 TEU) arrived at Haifa Port’s state-of-the-art Carmel Terminal. The Maersk Elba is the largest ship ever to dock in Israel, and its visit formally inducted Israel’s leading port into the exclusive club of ports that handle high-capacity 14,000 TEU Mega ships. This ship, part of the weekly service line operated by the 2M Alliance of Maersk and MSC, links the ports of South Korea, China and Singapore to Haifa Port, and from there continues to the Adriatic ports. It entered the Carmel Terminal, where it was operated on by 4 STS cranes with an average productivity of 136 containers per ship hour.Upload News