Italia Marittima and Zim are to launch a new weekly trans-atlantic service in early August 2006. Designated the North Europe US East Coast service, it will link the North European ports of Antwerp, Hamburg and Liverpool with New York, Norfolk and Savannah.
The new service will use four ships, each with a loading capacity of approximately 1,800 TEU. ITS will provide two ships, while Zim will contribute the other two ships.
The first west-bound voyage should depart Antwerp in early August and the port rotation will be: Antwerp, Hamburg, Liverpool, New York, Norfolk, Savannah.