The CMA CGM Group announced the reshuffling of its services from Europe and Med to West Africa which will allow the Group to adapt to the market and serve the heart of Africa by Through Bill of lading (TBL) to land lock countries.
Starting mid December 2013, the CMA CGM Group will deploy five services:
• PC Weekly Service:
CMA CGM is pleased to announce the PC Weekly service improvement with the insertion of UK and Nigeria call in the rotation.
A weekly and direct loop from North Europe and Tangier to West Africa, which operates seven vessels of 3, 500 Teus
The upgrade rotation begins December 13, 2013 with M/V Violet vge 8B001S in Dunkirk
Rotation is as follows: Dunkirk (Fri/Fri) – Antwerp (Sat/Sun) – Tilbury (Tue/Tue) – Le Havre (Wed/Thu) – Montoir (Fri/Sat) – Tangier SB (Tue/Wed) – Dakar (Mon/Tue) – Abidjan SB (Sat/Sun) – Lome (Fri/Sat) – Tin Can Lagos (Thu/Sun) – Abidjan NB (Tue/Wed) – Dakar (Mon/Tue) – Tangier NB (Sun/Mon) – Dunkirk
• PC Center Service:
A weekly and direct loop from North Europe and Tangier to West Africa, which operates five vessels of 2, 500 Teus
The first voyage will start on December 14, 2013 with M/V Hammonia Antofagasta vge 8D001S.
Rotation is as follows: Tangier (Sat/Sun) – Dakar (Sat/Sun) – Conakry (Mon/Tue) – Tema (Mon/Tue) – Cotonou (Mon/Tue) – Douala (Wed/Thu) – Tangier
• PC North Service:
A weekly and direct loop from North Europe and Tangier to West Africa, which operates four vessels of 1, 600 Teus
The first voyage will commence on December 13, 2013 with M/V Spero vge 8E001S.
Rotation is as follows: Tangier (Sat/Sun) –Nouakchott (Fri/Sat) – Freetown (Tue/Wed) – Monrovia (Fri/Sun) – Banjul (Tue/Thu) –Nouadhibou (Sun/Tue) – Tangier
• PC South Service:
A weekly and direct loop from North Europe and Tangier to West Africa, which remains unchanged and operates five vessels of 2, 000 Teus.
Rotation is as follows: Tangier (Fri) - Pointe Noire (Wed) – Port Gentil (Fri) – Libreville (Mon) – Tangiers
• Angola shuttle Service:
A nine-days frequency service from North Europe and Tangier to the Angola market, which operates five vessels of 2,000 Teus.
Rotation is as follows: Leixoes - Lisbon – Tangier – Luanda – Lobito – Namibe - Leixoes
Tangiers will remain a significant hub with a seamless and efficient connection with CMA CGM long haul services from Asia (FAL and MEX 3 services), from Middle East Gulf (EPIC service) and North America (Amerigo Express service).
Mathieu Friedberg, Senior Vice President African Lines CMA CGM, explained, "In order to sustain the market growth of Africa and accompany CMA CGM development, we have decided to rationalize our Europe – Africa services. We are pleased to deploy five services which enable CMA CGM to continue securing its position as market leader on this trade. The seamless connectivity of our operational hub in Tangier will permit our company to connect the world to Africa. Reaching the heart of Africa with intermodal solutions in the land locked countries, we are proud to deliver at our clients’ door.”