Israel-based ZIM Integrated Shipping Services is to employ "super slow steaming" in two of its services.
Israel-based ZIM Integrated Shipping Services is to employ "super slow steaming" in two of its services, Zim Container Service (ZCS) and East Mediterranean Express Service (EMX), a measure designed to cut fuel consumption and substantially reduce CO2 and NOx emissions. One of the first shipping companies whose owned fleet is Environmental Management (ISO 14001) certified, ZIM"s adoption of super slow steaming on two of its services is part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness.
Slow steaming is becoming a popular choice for ship owners and operators in the drive towards greater efficiency, for the benefit of fuel-saving and in the name of environmental responsibility; however the newer concept of "super" slow steaming underlines this commitment to an even greater extent.
ZIM will add a 4250 teu vessel to each service in order to maintain similar levels of service in terms of frequency, with only minor changes in transit times. ZCS will deploy 16 vessels while EMX will deploy 11 vessels.