ZIM selects DP World Terminals for new service connecting Western Australia to key Asian hubs

ZIM selects DP World Terminals for new service connecting Western Australia to key Asian hubs

Date: 03/02/2023

DP World Terminals selected for new TFX service connecting Western Australia to key Asian hubs

Fremantle, 3 February, 2023: Cargo shipping company ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has selected DP World’s Fremantle Terminal for a new service linking Western Australia with its trade partners in Southeast Asia.

The new ZIM Thailand-Fremantle Express (TFX) service connects Ho Chi Min City (Vietnam) – Laem Chabang (Thailand) – Port Klang (Malaysia) – Sydney – Melbourne – Fremantle – Port Klang - Ho Chi Min City.

Along the route, the TFX will call at two DP World terminals - Laem Chabang and Fremantle terminal. 

The inaugural ZIM TFX service arrived at Fremantle on 30 January, providing additional capacity to service the increasing demand for imports and exports from Western Australia, and enhancing its connectivity with Asia, which contains 12 of its 15 largest export markets.

The new service is recognition of DP World Australia’s $35 million AUD investment to transform the Fremantle Terminal to deliver additional capacity with improved performance, reliability, and operational efficiency. Over the next 12 months, the terminal will introduce new equipment such as quay cranes, reach stackers, forklifts, internal transfer vehicles, as well as upgraded IT infrastructure and operating systems to enhance terminal capability and boost trading opportunities for the west coast.

Glen Hilton, CEO & Managing Director, DP World Asia Pacific & Australasia said: “Our investment into the Fremantle business will help us build a diverse and flexible operating model to service the Western Australian market. The new ZIM TFX service is a further boost to these efforts as we look to unlock opportunities for our customers and partners by transforming port operations and connect Australian businesses to new and emerging markets.”

Andrew Adam, CEO, DP World Australia said:

“As a strategic link to the Western Australian economy, DP World is committed to improving trading opportunities that will support and meet the needs of our customers and contribute to local economic growth and competitiveness. We are proud to be partnering with ZIM on the new TFX service, which will further bolster trade connectivity between Western Australia and emerging markets in Asia.”



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