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ZIM offers historical new service to the UAE


Israeli carrier ZIM has unveiled a service between the Port of Jebel Ali for the first time following historic trade and peace deals between Israel and the UAE.

The carrier said in a statement today that Jebel Ali in the UAE will be added to two existing services, the AIM India-East Med Express and ZIM India Service, which stop at the Port of Haifa in Israel. Historically, ZIM vessels avoided calling at any Arab countries.

Rani Ben Yehuda, a ZIM Executive Vice-President said: “We are pleased to offer our customers direct service to and from the UAE, and look forward to future growth in this trade, as well as further increase in the scope of our service portfolio.”

In September 2020, DP World and Dubai Customs announced they will and launch a tender bid for the privatization of the Port of Haifa.

Photo of Zim vessels at Haifa port: ZIM


The MSC Paris made history on October 11 when it entered the port of Haifa becoming the first containership to travel between the UAE and Israel. Photo:MSC