ZIM and the G6 alliance (APL, HMM, MOL, Hapag-Lloyd, NYK and OOCL) are holding discussions in order to cooperate in the Asia-Pacific Northwest Coast trade, expanding the current cooperation between ZIM and G6 on the Asia-US East coast trade.
The new structure is planned to start from the second quarter of 2014.
Rafael Ben-Ari, ZIM vice-president of shipping, said: Joint ventures are part of ZIMs ongoing strategy. We are partners on the PNW with the Grand Alliance since 2009 and discuss to continue moving forward. Our aim as always is to improve the services to our customers.
Any cooperative agreement will be subject to Federal Maritime Commission approval.