ZIM rethinking its Red Sea route

Zim Integrated (ZIM) is being forced to consider one of its routes - Asia-to-Mediterranean ports as this route transits the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.

While the re-routing is a challenge, it might open up increased temporary routes in other places.


Other major liner companies have since followed suit.

  • Maersk and Hapag Lloyd a few days later
  • CMA CGM and MSC also
  • OOCL (subsidiary of #4 Cosco) also going around Africa.

On the tanker side, oil major BP-