The United States represent a major focus for the CMA CGM Group’s international development, said a press statement from the company.
CMA CGM, in a blog said that to cover this huge market, the company has been solidly established since 1995 in the United States with
a head office in Norfolk and 5 main regional offices in New Jersey, Chicago, Long Beach, Houston and Atlanta. The Group employs 1 760 staff members in 19 offices in USA West and East coast.
CMA CGM is well positioned in a market popular with both importers and exporters. The transatlantic trade is very dynamic, the statement said.
The country’s central location between the Pacific to the west and the Atlantic to the east obviously dictates the trading geography: American ports on the West Coast mainly
focus on Asia, while terminals on the East Coast trade almost exclusively with Europe. CMA CGM sets up an entire network of shipping lines that link the US to the rest of the world.
In 2016, CMA CGM acquired its subsidiary APL and strengthened the Group’s historical ties with the U.S. It established itself in 1848 as the Pacific Mail Steamship Company. Today, APL is one of the biggest names in container shipping in the U.S. with a strong presence and its local expertise. APL enables customers to capitalize on the growing number of opportunities in and around the region.
CMA CGM supports the commercial dynamics between the United States and the rest of the world. The Group confirms once again its pioneering direction by launching lines, as the SAX line in which operates the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt vessel, created specifically to respond to the increase in trade between the United States and the whole world. Today, the Group is recognized as one of the leaders in transport in Transatlantic trade.
On September 7th, the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt will be the biggest ship ever to arrive at the New York Newark Harbor, on the occasion of the official inauguration of the new Bayonne Bridge.
CMA CGM Group offers the best services ever to and from the U.S. with the launch of the OCEAN Alliance, powered by CMA CGM. CMA CGM America offers the best service ever on both coasts and combines the new offer of maritime services with a dense intermodal and logistics offer allowing thousands of possible inland connections.