In order to respond to the growing market needs, Zim has deployed the 11,000TEU CAPE SOUNIO on its Asia South America East Coast (ASE). The vessel embarked on its maiden voyage on from Pusan, South Korea, on May 4th, on its regular route calling ports in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, connecting to major Asian ports.
Built in HHI shipyard at the Philippines and delivered on April, 2017, CAPE SOUNIO is the largest vessel to serve in this line and the largest currently employed by ZIM. CAPE SOUNIO is 330 Meters long with a width of 48 meters, and a nominal containers capacity of 11,037 TEUs, and has 1453 Reefer plugs on board.
ZIM will hold a reception on board the vessel in Santos, Brazil, on June 28th, to mark the occasion of the largest vessel on this trade.
ZIMís Asia East Coast South Americaís successful service caters for the growing trade between South Korea, China and South East Asia, via Singapore and the hub in Port Kelang, to major South America East Coast ports. ASE offers a weekly, fixed-day service with excellent transit times, high schedule integrity and dedicated customer service.
The the 11,000 teu "CAPE SOUNIO". Image by ZIM.
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services press release