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  May 19th, 2023 | Written by

PortMiami Celebrates the Arrival of Zim Shipping Company’s Colibri Xpress Service

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PortMiami welcomes back Zim with new Colibri service.

PortMiami is pleased to announce the arrival of Zim Shipping Company’s new Colibri Xpress service, adding to its growing list of global shipping partners and creating more choice for its cargo customers. Zim is one the of the world’s leading container shipping companies, operating a fleet of more than 80 vessels and offering services to over 180 ports worldwide. This new line will strengthen PortMiami’s position in the international shipping market and bolster economic growth in Miami-Dade County through our world-class port.

“We are excited to welcome Zim Shipping Company’s new line to PortMiami,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “This new Colibri Xpress service capitalizes on PortMiami’s strategic location and world-class infrastructure. It will allow Zim to better serve its customers in the Americas and provide opportunities for increased trade and commerce in the region.”

The arrival of the Colibri Xpress marks a significant milestone for PortMiami, which is consistently ranked among the top container ports in the United States. This service is a premium line from South America West Coast to the United States East Coast. Zim will deploy six 1,700 TEU vessels with increased capacity for refrigerated cargo.

Nissim Yochai, EVP, ZIM US President & Head of Latin America Business Unit, said: “Our new ZIM Colibri Express (ZCX) line was designed recognizing Miami as a central port serving the Latin America trade. ZCX service is focusing on agility, efficiency, and reliability, with special emphasis on refrigerated cargo. We are proud to expand our portfolio and bring agile and creative solutions to our growing customer base in the Miami area.”

The service will operate on a line calling on San Antonio (Chile), Callao (Peru), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Cartagena (Colombia), Kingston (Jamaica), Philadelphia – Miami, Kingston (Jamaica) – Buenaventura (Colombia), Guayaquil (Ecuador) – Callao (Peru), San Antonio (Chile).

PortMiami looks forward to a successful partnership with Zim Shipping Company and continued growth as the Global Gateway of the Americas.

About PortMiami

PortMiami is among America’s busiest ports and recognized as a global gateway of the Americas. PortMiami contributes more than $43 billion annually to Miami-Dade County and generates 334,500 direct, indirect, and induced jobs. For more information, please visit

About ZIM

Founded in Israel in 1945, ZIM is a leading global container liner shipping company with established operations in more than 90 countries serving approximately 34,000 customers in over 300 ports worldwide and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “ZIM”. ZIM leverages digital strategies and a commitment to ESG values to provide customers innovative seaborne transportation and logistics services and exceptional customer experience. ZIM’s differentiated global-niche strategy, based on agile fleet management and deployment, covers major trade routes with a focus on select markets where the company holds competitive advantages.