CMA CGM Unifies Containerships and MacAndrews Brands

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 17, 2019

 Image: MacAndrews

Image: MacAndrews

CMA CGM will retain the only Containerships brand for its intra-European operations, giving up MacAndrews, which had already erased OPDR.

"Containerships: from April 1st, 2019 a single brand resulting from the union of two experts of intra-European transport CMA CGM reinforces its strategy aimed at densifying its regional coverage to the benefit of its clients," said a press release from MacAndrews.

According to the French container transportation and shipping company, by joining the forces of two recognized experts of intra-European multimodal transport, the CMA CGM Group will create and develop an Intra-European leading brand, combining unique maritime and inland solutions with complementary regional footprints.

Acquired by the CMA CGM Group in 2018, Containerships is a specialist in intra-Europe for logistics services related to containerized cargo. Containerships offers its customers a complete range of very high-quality services as well as logistics solutions for all modes of transportation (ships, trucks, trains and barges) and is present in the Baltic markets, Russia, Northern Europe, North Africa and Turkey.

MacAndrews, which joined the CMA CGM Group in 2002 and which merged with OPDR in 2018, also offers a complete range of quality rail, road and maritime transport services and is a specialist of container transport on Intra-European routes. It mainly connects North and Central Europe with the Iberian Peninsula, the Canary Islands and Morocco.

Guillaume Lathelize, Senior Vice President – Short Sea Lines Med & North Europe, said: “With the combination of these two complementary brands recognized for their expertise, the CMA CGM Group reaffirms its strategy aimed at densifying its regional coverage and developing land and logistics services. We will thus be able to offer our customers tailored end-to-end solutions and better cater to their expectations and their needs.”

With Containerships, the CMA CGM Group reinforces its commitment in favor of the environment. Containerships thus took delivery last December of the CONTAINERSHIPS NORD, the first vessel powered with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to join the Group’s fleet.

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