NEW YORK (Sep. 12)
The American-Israeli Shipping Co., United States representative of Zim Lines of Israel, announced that a new direct cargo service linking east coast ports in the United States with Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines will be started next week.
The first westbound sailing of the new service will be taken by the 15, 000-ton Israel flag cargo motorship, the Negba, which will load at U.S. east coast ports for the far East while its sister ship, M/S Ampal, loads in the far East for the United States, Sailings will be monthly in both directions and the new line creates for Zim a globe-girdling network of shipping services.
It was also announced that Zim Lines had taken a three-year lease on Pier 64 on the Hudson River in Manhattan and will move all of its operations from its present privately owned base in Brooklyn. Gottlieb Hammer, president of the U.S. representative company, signed the lease for the Zim Lines. The line will pay an annual rental of $110, 000 and a fee of one dollar a long ton of cargo when total cargo at the pier tops 110, 000 tons annually.