Officials from the Tampa Port Authority and terminal operator Ports America, as well as regional exporters and importers, celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Zim Integrated Shipping Services’ calls at the Port of Tampa.
A reception, held at the Tampa Museum of Art, included presentations by Paul Anderson, the Florida port’s president and CEO; Tom Perdue, president of Ports America Stevedoring; and Lea Bogatch-Genossar, president of Zim.
The container line first launched container operations from the Port of Tampa in October 2003.
“Our partnership with Zim, now 10 years strong, goes to the heart of our business of growth and diversification at the Port of Tampa,” Anderson said. “Together with our partners Zim and Ports America, we will continue to build strong global container connections and services that will more than meet the needs of our region’s exporters and importers for decades to come.”
“Tampa has been an important part of our network since its inception 10 years ago,” Bogatch-Genossar added. “The entire Tampa Bay region is a large and expanding distribution center gateway. We look forward to connecting Tampa Bay and all of Central and western Florida to the entire world for years to come.”