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ZIM selects PortMiami for its Canada Florida Express Service

MIAMI (March 22, 2018)

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has chosen PortMiami for its Canada Florida Express service (CFX) starting April 3, 2018.

CFX is a new (1300 TEU vessel) weekly service. Its rotation will be Kingston- Miami - Halifax – Kingston.

ZIM VP Shipping, Rafael Ben-Ari, said, “Responding fast to market needs with new and improved offerings is in large part thanks to ZIM’s independence, keeping the company agile and giving it operational freedom to introduce important improvements beneficial to customers.”

“We are proud to welcome ZIM to PortMiami,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “This new business agreement is a result of a trade mission to Israel where we met with ZIM executives along with Commissioner Sally Heyman to discuss future opportunities at PortMiami and Miami-Dade County. These missions grant us the invaluable opportunity to meet with potential partners and highlight the advantages of doing business with Miami-Dade County.”

“This is only the beginning,” said the Miami-Dade County Chair of the Trade and Tourism Committee Rebeca Sosa. “We can’t wait to provide our partners at ZIM with the best customer service, and we look forward to exceeding their expectations. We are grateful for their business, it represents growth and opportunities for our local community.”


PortMiami is among America's busiest ports and recognized as a global gateway. PortMiami contributes more than $41.4 billion annually to Miami-Dade County and generates 324,352 direct, indirect, and induced jobs. For more information please visit


ZIM Integrated Shipping Services is ranked among the world’s leading container shipping carriers.  It operates a fleet of 80 vessels, calling over 180 ports across the world. For more information please visit