Thursday, October 13, 2016

Container line to offer new service through Port of Prince Rupert

Keep your eyes on the harbour, a new shipping line is set to appear
at Fairview Terminal in Prince Rupert

(photo from ZIM lines)

By the end of November harbour watchers in Prince Rupert could be spotting a new shipping line coming in over the horizon, with word today that the ZIM shipping line has added the Fairview Container Terminal to its trans Pacific itinerary.

The Service called the China Express Northwest service will feature port calls in Xingang - Qingdao - Shanghai and Prince Rupert, the new link will be offering shippers exclusive access to the Port of Xingang. The new route, makes for an addition to the existing  ZIM network of Asia-Pacific Northwest trade.

The service to Prince Rupert is expected to be in place as of October 25th.

You can watch for the first notice of the new shipping lines arrival on the North Coast from the Prince Rupert Port Authority Arrivals and Departures listings.

“ZIM is proud to add Prince Rupert to its portfolio of services in The Pacific North West. We continue to develop, improve and respond to customer needs on this this strategic trade.” -- Nissim Yochai, ZIM VP Trans Pacific Trade on the introduction of container service to Prince Rupert

Zim is an Israeli based shipping line, with an extensive list of routes serving 120 countries worldwide. Further background on the ZIM line can be found here.

News of the new service to the North Coast was relayed through ZIM Shipping lines website.

The Hanjin Scarlett remains at anchor
off of Prescottt Island
The good news for the Port of Prince Rupert comes while the shipping world tries to come to grips with the impact of the economic issues related to the Hanjin shipping line, which continues to be the focus of the courts, both in Korea and around the world.

The Hanjin Scarlett remains at anchor near Prescott Island while shippers and crew members of the vessels of the fleet await the fate of the shipping line.

More items of interest related to the Port of Prince Rupert can be found on our archive page here.

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