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ZIM quits Transpacific Stabilization Agreement

Israeli shipping line ZIM will quit the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), a discussion agreement by the major container carriers moving cargo between Asia and the United States, from December 31. The news follows hot on the heels of ZIM making dramatic changes to its global liner services.

ZIM is the fifth carrier to leave the TSA in 2016. China Shipping and Cosco left the TSA after their merger, South Korea’s Hanjin withdrew from the group in November following its bankruptcy, and Japanese companies K Line and NYK left the agreement in August and November respectively.

ZIM did not give a reason for the drop out.

After ZIM’s exit, TSA will have nine members left including APL, CMA CGM, Evergreen, HMM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, Maersk, OOCL and Yang Ming.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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