HAIFA (Oct. 29)
The Zim-Israel Navigation Company liner Theodor Herzl left here today with 300 passengers to inaugurate a new route between Israel and the Latin American countries. The ship will take on an additional 300 passengers in Lisbon.
At a special press conference before the ship’s departure, Zvi Herman, director of the line, said the vessel would make four round trips to Latin America of 47 days each during the winter season. He said two more sailings would be added to the schedule when the new Zim liner, the SS Shalom, was put into operation on the transatlantic route.
The new route to Latin America, Mr. Hermen said, completed plans by Zim to link Israel with the larger communities throughout the world. He said the line also contemplates resumption of an Eilat-East African service when a suitable air-conditioned vessel is found.