ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, an Israeli international cargo shipping company, has added the Chornomorsk seaport to its Vehicle Carrier Service 1 (VE1) between China and South Korea and the Black Sea.

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ukraine’s head Andrii Kuzmenko announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports, citing Ports of Ukraine.

"ZIM is launching a new monthly ro-ro service from China and Korea on 8 February," Kuzmenko said.

According to the schedule on ZIM’s website, the first service will be performed by the Pagna ro-ro ferry with a gross tonnage of 47,100 tons, which has departed from Shanghai and is traveling on the route Shanghai – Xiamen –Alexandria – Mersin – Novorossiysk –Chornomorsk – Amsterdam.

The vessel is scheduled to arrive at the Chornomorsk seaport’s ferry complex on Wednesday, 9 February.

The next service on the Shanghai – Xiamen – Alexandria – Mersin – Novorossiysk – Chernomorsk – Singapore – Shanghai route will be performed by the Nocc Oceanic ro-ro ferry with a gross tonnage of 58,300 tons, which will depart from Shanghai on 26 February, arrive in Chornomorsk on 31 March, and return to Shanghai on 29 April.