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ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Overview

Haifa (Israel)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
In the fast-changing shipping world, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has set itself apart as an independent carrier with a fresh, unique approach.

ZIM’s strategy as a global niche carrier offers distinctive advantages to customers worldwide. We ... Read more

Mission: We make the most of our flexibility and creativity to provide premium services and solutions adapted to our customers’ evolving needs. Our professionalism is built on decades of experience and skill, and a history as trailblazers in the container shipping ... Read more

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ZIM Integrated Shipping Services – Why Work With Us?

Our Global Teams!

ZIM focuses on strategic trades in selected markets, providing unbeatable creative operational and logistic solutions to customers around the globe. Supplying these outstanding services takes a top-notch team of experienced specialists, graduates, and motivated people eager to tackle new professional challenges.

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Our new values and vision are our compass to success! Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO, shares the new#ZIMVision and values, as part of the celebratory launch in our offices worldwide.

We are sailing full speed ahead to success!



ZIMPulse project wins the 2019 Outstanding Project Award! ZIMPulse, an advanced hashtag#AI (artificial intelligence) performance measurement and analysis system, developed at ZIM, was selected this year’s Outstanding Project by The Israel Chamber of Information Technology in the BI innovation category. The award was presented to the project’s management team during the Chamber’s annual Conference, held early in December, “for establishing measurement and alert system based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, with the aim of enhancing profitability while creating a unified, measurement-based organizational language and efficient resource management.” Project team members: Zehavit Sapir, Einat Baralia, Hagai Jacoby חגי יעקבי, Guy Fiks, Raz Shani and Jeremy Vader. This project is a successful cooperation between ZIM and Okapi AI, an artificial intelligence platform built to help organizations get the most value out of their data



During my impressive visit to Boston terminal today with ZIM COO David Arvel, I've met Boston Port Director Mike Meyran (on the right) and Lisa Wieland, CEO of MassPort


In hashtag#november2019 ZIM Italy held an event dedicated to hashtag#ZIMonitor, ZIM's premium solution for high-value cargo. ZIM Customers in Italy were presented with a comprehensive introduction to ZIMonitor service's hashtag

#advantages, unique capabilities, and advantages to customers. 


ZIM COO David Arbel led a hashtag#vision & hashtag#values workshop in Hong Kong. We are turning our values into practical, real-world practices, which will carry ZIM forward!


Congrats ZIM India team for winning this year's shipping cricket tournament! Team India showed ZIM spirit and pushed through all the way to the hashtag#Gold! Good Job!


Meeting our Latin America Business Unit Management team during the recent Quarterly Business review in Miami. from Left: Andrew Sudhir Verghese , Marine Operations Director; Yoram Dallman, VP Latin America Busines Unit; Braulio Avalos, Line Manager; Michal Derfner, VP Central American & Caribbean District; Pedro Moline, Line Manager; Eli Glickman, ZIM Preseident & CEO; Luca Ventriglia, Line Manager ; Kimani Peterkin, Commercial Director; Dotan Saar, EVP Countries & Business Development



It was a great experience to visit to GEELY Auto, as part of our customers appreciation tour in hashtag#China. We work hard to create top-notch customer experience with our hashtag#Candoapproach !


Last week our ZIM Brazil team in São Paulo concluded another challenging out-of-Gage Project for our Strategic customer, FMS, on ZIM's Asia - South America East Coast Service (ASE). The Project involved machinery from a food industry plant, loaded on 5 special units from Suape, hashtag#Brazil, to Nhava Sheva in hashtag#India. We make it hashtag#ZIMple !




Our appreciation tour in China continued with a visit to SCM HOME, meeting EVP Jin Lei and the team.

 Strengthening our #partnership


Meeting the excellent team of ZIM Logistics China, ZIM's successful subsidiarity providing logistics services across #China.



Our customers appreciation tour continues in #China. Visiting the world-famous Alibaba Group group!

from left: Sam Zhu, Shanghai office manager, ZIM China; Hunter Guo, Senior Operation Advisor, Alibaba Group International Trade Business Unit - Cross border Supply Chain Department; Jeff Xu, President, ZIM logistics China; Zhang Kuo, Joint General Manager, Alibaba Group; Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO; Ryan Wei, Director, Alibaba Group International Trade Business unit - Cross border supply chain department; Hua Xiangqian, President, ZIM China.




A great visit to GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. in hashtag#Vancouver

Pictured from left: Shawn Okeefe - VP Operations, ZIM Canada; David Arbel, ZIM COO; Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO; Doron Grossman- President and CEO - GCT; Eric Waltz - President - GCT Canada;  Volker  Kluge, ZIM Canada president; Daniel Howell - VP Operations GCT Deltaport; Chris Ng - VP Sales and Marketing GCT



 ZIMonitor was developed with your Cold-Chain Cargo in mind .

We invite you to learn more about the most recent developments in the world of controlled temperature shipping with our blog 👉



George Goldman, ZIM USA President, was a keynote speaker at the 2019 LogiPharma event in Philadelphia, sharing the latest updates on ZIMonitor- ZIM's unique solution providing real time data and visibility for high value cargo.
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The ZIM cold chain experts, from left: Michal Marcus, ZIMonitor product manager; Craig Lively, Reefer manager at ZIM USA; George Goldman, ,ZIM USA President; Michael Shvarzman, Head of global reefer and special cargo at ZIM


Our US appreciation tour continued with a visit to our long-time respected customer, Electrolux.




Korea customer tour acknowledging our partnership with Pantos Logistics. ZIM management team with Pantos VP Sea pricing division, SY Shin. "Innovative shipping dedicated to You"



Mexico Customers' event! Last week we held a very enjoyable reception for our customers, marking the launching of our new Central America & Mexico - Caribbean Service (CCS) and celebrating our long-term relations.



 Meeting a long-time business partner and vendor in Japan, Suzue Corporation!


Our Customer appreciation tour continues, this time in Korea. Presenting a personalized ZIM Container to Yang Soo Shin, VP Pricing team, SAMSUNG SDS.


The first Quarterly Business Review for 2019 was held in Atlanta earlier this week, with our US management team and members of ZIM management.
Keeping up the good work!


 A distinguished delegation from China, headed by the Vice Mayor of Shanghai, Xu Kun Lin, visited ZIM Head office.
ZIM's strong presence in China is a source of pride and a crucial part of our global activities.


Last week we held a Customers Appreciation event in Shanghai, participated by ZIM EVP Cross Suez and Atlantic BU Rani Ben Yehuda, and ZIM China President Hua Xiangqian. It was great to get first-hand, excellent feedback from our loyal customers, following the launching of our new Cross Suez services from Asia to the Mediterranean, Spica & Sirius. ZIM Stars are the Best of Both Worlds!


On June 25th, ZIM participated in the 2019 annual Port2Port Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO delivered the keynote lecture. Other panels hosted our digital partners #Wave (winners of the Port2Port startup Challenge) and #Ladingo.
ZIM Israel agency welcomed many of our customers in our unique, 2-floored booth, designed in the shape of a container. We had a great turnover and our sales team enjoyed the opportunity to nurture the personal touch with our customers.
Our presence was impressive, highlighting our leadership in the Israeli market.


 Nurturing customer relations in China: Our 2019 South China Customer appreciation event took place this Tuesday in Shenzen, with ZIM Management team hosting many of our esteemed customers in an entertaining evening.


Yossi Bar, ZIM Traffic Manager, delivering a lecture to members of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce titled "e-BL - Dream or Reality?"

Yossi leads the implementation of ZIM's Block-Chain based Electronic B/L.
After successfully completing dozens of shipments with multiple freight forwarders and BCO's, ZIM is ready to enable more customers to adopt ZIM's e-B/L in selected trades.


In 1947, a small steamship that arrived  Tel Aviv port marked the beginning of one of the world's leading shipping companies - ZIM.
In 1970, the company already had 77 ships and became a pioneer in the containeri shipping industry.
The 1980s and 1990s marked a period of growth and innovation for ZIM, with the expansion of its reach and fleet.
Today, ZIM has more than eight global sipping services, and more than 40 regional  lines that cover all trade areas around the world.
ZIM's customers can safely transport their valuable cargo by sea, air and on the road, with 24x7 monitoring of the entire supply chain.
Always looking into the future, ZIM continues to grow and strengthen its position as a leading global shipping company.

1947 - Poster welcoming t/s/s Kedmah to Tel-Aviv port

1947 - The bridge of t/s/s Kedmah with newspaper headline of maiden call at Tel Aviv port


1948 - Hoisting the flag on s/s Pan Crescent, later renamed Atzmaut

 Expansion & growth: 1953-1968

In 1953, ZIM embarked on an era of global expansion that lasted 15 years, with the acquisition of 36 passenger, cargo, bulk-carrier and container ships, and the launch of a range of passenger and cargo services. Always responsive to the dynamics of the global transport market, ZIM discontinued its passenger services in the late 1960s, as air travel became more popular and accessible. Now, ZIM dedicated its energy and resources to international cargo shipping.

1961 - John F. Kennedy meeting ZIM staff in New York

In 1969, approximately 50% of ZIM was acquired by the Israel Corporation. This move away from government ownership ignited an era focused on international expansion and specialized cargo shipping. At ZIM’s 25th anniversary in 1970, the company owned 77 ships, 70 chartered ships, and operated 19 major cargo lines, carrying 4.3 million tons of cargo annually.

Next, ZIM made the bold move into container shipping. ZIM was a pioneer in this area, one of the first carriers in the world to adopt the technology that was new at the time, yet destined to dominate the shipping industry in the decades to come. To this end, the company acquired six specialized container ships, in addition to containers and shore equipment.

1972 - A new age: ZIM's first Container vessel, ZIM New Yorkarr

In 1972, ZIM introduced the innovative ZCS. The “ZIM Container Service” was a three-continent line, with a scheduled 100-day journey that originated in Israel and included ports of call in the Far East, Asia, America and Europe. During this period, ZIM also deployed tankers to carry crude oil from Iran to Israel, and finished goods from Israel to Europe.
In the late 1980s, ZIM embarked on a massive project of fleet renovation and expansion. From 1990 to 1997, ZIM built 15 modern ships, enabling the company to offer a weekly fixed-day sailing schedule, positioning ZIM among the world’s top-ranking shipping companies.

In response to a global shipping crisis in 1997, a result of the financial crisis in Asia, ZIM launched a new effort to optimize the company’s operations through increased efficiency and focused expansion. The company added 13 new 5,000 TEU container ships to its fleet, increasing ZIM’s cargo capacity by a remarkable 50% within two years.

iving the port of New York

  1982 - ZIM Iberia joining the fleet

 Privatization, precision & efficiency: 1999 to the present

In 1999, the Ofer Brothers Group became the controlling shareholder of the Israel Corporation. In 2004, the Israel Corporation acquired the remaining ZIM shares held by the government, completing the process of privatization of ZIM and heralding a new era of efficient, streamlined operations.
These included the integration of 13 state-of-the-art high-TEU ships into ZIM’s fleet, additional new ships added to the fleet during the years 2006 to 2008, cutting-edge computerized information systems to improve tracking, communications and back-office efficiency, as well as a new emphasis placed on value-added ancillary services to maximize customer satisfaction and to increase the company’s control of the supply chain.

2000 - ZIM Hong Kong in Haifa

  2005 - ZIM Virginia crossing the Panama Canal

  2005 -ZIM Haifa and ZIM Hong kong in Haifa port


 2006 - Aerial view of ZIM Qingdao approaching Vancouver


2009 - New generation mega-ship ZIM Antwerp

 2010 - Three ZIM ships docking in Kingston, Jamaica

The good ship Jerusalem 1, one of ZIM’s early passenger liners, in New York 1953 
Now: ZIM’s 10,000 TEU’s ZIM Antwerp in New York, 2017

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Reviews

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    "The best company to work for in Shipping Liner business!"

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    Agile company with visible targets , supporting management to expand business profitably .
    Company provides a scope to grow for talents and hard workers .
    Evolving with time and new management definitely creates a environment of professionalism and growth for company and employees.
    Focused approach to market , customer oriented solution findings .
    Management team is linked with ground realities to understand market situation and react fast .


    Size of the company is crucial for success , the changing situation of Shipping makes it very challenging for mid size companies to succeed .
    All employees sometimes are not at the same direction of Management - which is very crucial for successfull companies and its changing in ZIM with time .

    Advice to Management

    Apart from Container Shipping business that we are in , its important to use the huge network of offices and make PNL centers of this worldwide offices by themselves ( not attached with Liner business , where Line profitability should be independently measured ) and each branch should create own Profit through value added services , other shipping activities like ship supplies , husbanding agents , break bulk business etc .

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at ZIM Integrated Shipping Services.


    Had 1 face to face meeting after going through recruiter. Discussed my prior positions and how they relate to the current opening. It went well and was offered a position about 1.5 weeks after the meeting

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