Press Release

A New West Coast South America Service Starts Calling at DaChan Bay Terminals

24 May 2024

Starting from today (24 May), the new ZIM Albatross (ZAT) Service will call at DaChan Bay Terminals every Saturday, providing direct connections between West Coast South America and South China.

The new ZAT service, operated by ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd, offers a fast, reliable and cost efficient logistics solution to exporters and importers for tapping into the emerging markets in South America.   

ZIM’s Vice President Latin America Business Unit Eran Epstein said: “The new ZAT service continues the success in Central North China and extends the coverage to South China with a single direct call at DaChan Bay Terminals as the last Asia departure port. This new ZAT provides the fastest option for shippers with goods from South China / Southeast Asia that need to be transshipped at DaChan Bay to South America.”

DaChan Bay Terminals Managing Director Brian Yeung said: “We are proud to be the port of choice in South China for the ZIM new ZAT service.  At DaChan Bay Terminals, besides coverage of South China, shippers can also use DaChan Bay Terminals as a transshipment hub to gain quick access to and from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia for cargoes to and from South America.”

With the ZAT service, it takes only 24 days for cargoes to reach Colombia from DaChan Bay Terminals, 27 days to Ecuador, 31 days to Peru, and 37 days to Chile. With South China as last departure port, ZIM ZAT is one of the fastest services from South China to West Coast South America currently available in the market.

A total of ten vessels, each of a capacity of 4,200 TEUs, are deployed in the new ZAT service with a port rotation of DaChan Bay – Buenaventura – Guayaquil – Callao – San Antonio – Xingang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – DaChan Bay.