Zim Integrated Shipping Services, headquartered in Haifa, Israel, is Israel’s biggest cargo shipping company. In 2013 its turnover was $3.7 billion. It is the 10th largest shipping company in the world. Its parent company is the Israel Corporation, Israel’s largest holding corporation, which invests in “shipping, oil refining, chemicals, construction, electronics, beverages, and other industries.”
From its founding in 1945 by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Histradut, Zim has served Israeli settler-colonialism, bringing settlers to Palestine and serving as Israel’s only maritime connection during the 1948 war, supplying “food, freight, and military equipment” used, of course, to carry out the Nakba. The worldwide commerce conducted by Zim today funds the occupation of Palestine with revenue generated on every continent.
On Zim’s website, you can search for shipping schedules based on trade, line, individual vessel, or by port. It’s easy to see how many Zim ships come in to your nearest seaport per month, what the names of the ships are, where they are coming from and going to, and their estimated times of arrival. You can also find the locations and contact info of local offices worldwide and information about the ownership and management of the company.