CMA CGM reinforces its position in Brazil, introducing the largest vessel in terms of TEU capacity to ever call Brazil
Containership CMA CGM Tigris, one of the newest vessels in the CMA CGM fleet, is due to call the Port of Santos
on February, 6, making the French shipping company the first carrier to introduce a vessel of such a capacity in Brazil, the CMA CGM Group announced
The 10,622 TEU CMA CGM Tigris will be added to the fixed-day and weekly SEAS2 service, calling 13 ports to connect Brazil
, Argentina and Uruguay to China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa – all within 90 days.
The Malta-flagged box ship was delivered December 23, 2014 as the fourth vessel in a series of 28 new orders for CMA CGM.
According to CMA CGM, the 300m long and 48m wide Tigris responds to the Brazilian market specificities as it is equipped with the largest capacity in reefer plugs (1,458) on such a ship, allowing large loading capacity for some of Brazil’s most exported products, including meat, poultry and fruits. Additionally, the ship’s structure fits with the draft constraints and infrastructure of Brazilian ports.
“The introduction of the CMA CGM Tigris in Brazil is a major event for CMA CGM, and not only demonstrates the group’s flexibility and adaptation to its clients’ needs, but also its development strategy and confidence on the Brazilian market. As the first shipping line to introduce the largest vessel capacity in the country, CMA CGM has been striving for excellence and has been constantly upgrading its activities on this trade,” said Jean-Yves Duval, Vice President Caribbean and Latin American Lines. “The group aims to push forward its contribution to the Brazilian economy and to continue providing its clients its best offers.”
CMA CGM opened its first office in Brazil in 2003 and has since expanded throughout the country to now have 10 direct lines calling 20 Brazilian ports and more than 300 staff members working in 17 offices.