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Governor Hogan Welcomes New Container Shipping Line Service To Port Of Baltimore

May 11th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today welcomed the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s newest container line service, the ZIM e-Commerce Baltimore Express (ZXB) from China and Southeast Asia.

ZXB is part of Israel-based ZIM Shipping Lines, one of the top ocean carrier container companies in the world, and the service will begin with bi-weekly frequency and build up to weekly within a few months. The addition of ZXB complements the Port’s strong e-commerce capabilities and the proximity of regional distribution centers.

“In December, I met with Ellie Glickman, the CEO and president of ZIM, to encourage their business to move shipping through the state of Maryland,” said Governor Hogan. “Now, we are excited to announce that the ZIM e-Commerce Baltimore Express, or ZXB, will offer customers the fastest transit time from Asia to Baltimore guaranteed space and equipment and expedited rail, air, and road connections to inland destinations. Our port truly is open for business and today is the next exciting step forward.”