CMA CGM Group has launched a new service connecting Asia, Fiji Islands and New Zealand, effective July 18, 2011. Named ANZEX, this new weekly service will deploy 7 ships of 1 800 TEU. ANZEX will be the only service in the market to offer two ports of call each on New Zealand's North and South Islands. With transit times of 17 days between Shanghai and Auckland and 16 days between Tauranga and Port Kelang, ANZEX is poised to become the fastest weekly service of its kind.
“The launch of this new service shows the willingness of CMA CGM Group to consolidate its offer on the South Pacific market, in order to support the strong demand for transport linked to the boom in Asian exports to this market,” explains Stéphane Courquin, CMA CGM Vice President Africa, Indian Ocean, Oceania Lines.