The Israeli shipping company ZIM has announced the opening of a fully-owned agency in New Zealand, replacing the current third-party agent.
The new ZIM New Zealand office will commence operations on 1 November and will be led by David Mitchell, the current country manager, who will join the ZIM team.
ZIM said the purpose of its new agency in New Zealand is to further develop and expand its activities in the region and provide customers with high quality shipping services.
Danny Hoffman, ZIM's executive vice president in Intra-Asia, commented, "Our strategic goal is to expand and enhance our regional network connecting Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and the new agency is another milestone on our journey."
Nir Avni, ZIM's vice president of Medium & Small Countries, said, "We continue to invest significant efforts and resources to strengthen and improve our services in New