MIAMI, Florida – ZIM’s Canada Florida Express Service’s first Miami bound vessel, M/V Arsos, arrived this morning. The 1,300-TEU vessel, serviced by Port of Miami Terminal Operating Company (POMTOC), is part of a fixed weekly service. Its rotation includes: Kingston - Miami - Halifax – Kingston.
ZIM VP Shipping, Rafael Ben-Ari, said: “Responding fast to market needs with new and improved offerings is in large part thanks to ZIM’s independence, keeping the company agile and giving it operational freedom to introduce important improvements beneficial to customers.”
ZIMs USA President George Goldman added: "ZIM’s new alignment (both of- ZCP+CFX) offers the fastest connection from China to Miami at 28 days from Shanghai, via Kingston along with many additional advantages to our customers."
“Welcome to Miami-Dade County M/V Arsos!” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “This new business opportunity was one discussed along with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman and senior ZIM executives last November during a trade mission to Israel. Thank you ZIM for your trust in the PortMiami team.”
“The arrival of the M/V Arsos at PortMiami is only the beginning,” said the Miami-Dade County Chair of the Trade and Tourism Committee Rebeca Sosa. “We are grateful to our partners at ZIM for their business, it represents growth and opportunities for our local community.”
PortMiami is among America's busiest ports and recognized as a global gateway. PortMiami contributes more than $41.4 billion annually to Miami-Dade County and generates 324,352 direct, indirect, and induced jobs.
About ZIM: Since 1945, ZIM provides creative operational and logistical solutions to customers. Over the years ZIM has grown to become a leading force in the shipping industry, by pioneering innovative technologies and expanding its vast geographical network while maintaining its tradition of excellence.