CMA CGM Plans Multi-Temperature Logistics Facility at DP World
CMA CGM, a world leader in maritime transport, is to take a long-term lease and invest in a build-to-suit, multi-temperature warehouse facility at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park. The CMA CGM Group will occupy, through its international freight forwarding and logistics solutions subsidiary, a one hectare cold store facility within a 2.4 hectare logistics plot development on the River Thames and located close to main road access into the London area. This state-of-the-art facility…
CMA CGM Improves SAMWAF Service
CMA CGM announced the port coverage improvement of its SAMWAF service connecting Brazil and Plata area to West Africa and South Africa strategic markets, in the effort to continue enhancing its product. As from February 16th, 2018 with m/v GERHARD SCHULTE, the lead product SAMWAF service operated with 6 vessels up to 3,800 TEU. SAMWAF will call the port of Itajai, Brazil on a weekly basis, in replacement of Navegantes.
CMA CGM Introduces REEFLEX for Transportation of Liquids
CMA CGM has launched the most advanced solution for the transportation of liquids by controlled temperature: REEFLEX - an ideal alternative to break bulk for the transportation of liquids which optimally preserves the product’s properties. Developed in partnership with Teconja, a German expert in juices, and Liqua, an expert in packaging solutions for the transportation of liquids, REEFLEX greatly enhances the transportation of liquids thanks to its design and unique technology, which guarantees a healthy and safe way of transportation.
CMA CGM Adjusts EURAF 5 Service
The CMA CGM Group announced it is reinforcing its service from Europe to West Africa through a new call at Kribi (Cameroon) and shortened transit times from North Europe on its EURAF 5 service. The new service started in January 2018. As a result, its EURAF 5 (Europe-West Africa) will benefit from a new port coverage on the following route: Antwerp, Le Havre, Lisbon, Algeciras, Pointe Noire, Luanda, Kribi, Douala, Abidjan, Algeciras, Antwerp. Transit times will also be shortened up to 10 days from Northern Europe to Douala with a weekly direct service.
CMA CGM Jules Verne Inaugurated by French President
CMA CGM Jules Verne, the world’s largest containership (16,000 twenty-foot equivalent units), and sailing under the French flag was officially inaugurated by French President François Hollande in Marseille, on June 4. The CMA CGM Jules Verne arrived on June 3 at Marseille for an exceptional call and was welcomed by thousands of local people and employees from CMA CGM’s Head Office. Her inauguration was a fitting celebration to mark the 35th anniversary of a Group that was founded in Marseille by Jacques R. Saadé in 1978.
CMA CGM Unveils Startup Incubator Ze Box
French container shipping giant CMA CGM has set up a new global startup incubator to drive its digital strategy. Based in Marseilles, France, the incubator Ze Box is set to house a dozen of startups from around the world, starting in June this year. Located in Le Castel building, it will cover a surface of 800m² and will house, starting June 2018, a dozen of startups coming from all around the world to develop their potential. A call for applications will be launched shortly. The creation of Ze Box is part of CMA CGM’s strategy to make digitalization one of the pillars of its development.
CMA CGM Reports Solid Results for Q3
CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipping group, posted a third-quarter net profit of $323 million, up from $219 million in the previous quarter and a $268 million loss a year earlier. During the third quarter, volumes carried by CMA CGM experienced a strong growth of +11.6% in comparison to Q3 2016. During the period, CMA CGM carried close to 5 million containers, a record figure. This increase can be explained by the strong growth in volumes carried through OCEAN Alliance, on the Asia-USA and Asia-Europe routes, as well as on most of the North-South and Intraregional routes.
Two New Ships Enter the CMA CGM Fleet
Containerships CMA CGM Loire and CMA CGM Ural were delivered to the CMA CGM Group on February 5 and entered the fleet on February 13 and 14, respectively, marking the arrival of the fifth and sixth vessels of the 9,400 TEUs to 10,900 TEUs series to be delivered through the third quarter of 2016. The CMA CGM Danube, CMA CGM Elbe, CMA CGM Litani and CMA CGM Tigris are the first of this 28 vessel series named after rivers around the world, that started to be delivered on June, 30 2014.
CMA CGM America Reorganization
CMA CGM would like to announce the reorganization of CMA CGM America LLC, the U.S. agent of the CMA CGM Group, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, with the departure of Frank Baragona, Chairman of CMA CGM America LLC. After a successful career in the shipping industry and nine years as head of CMA CGM America, Frank Baragona will be leaving the CMA CGM Group at the end of 2013 for retirement. As of November 2013, Marc Bourdon, General Manager of CMA CGM do Brazil, will take on the position of General Manager of CMA CGM America LLC and will closely be working with: Todd Rives, Chief Commercial Officer; Ed McCarthy, Chief Operating Officer and Jim Arnold, Chief Financial Officer, already in place in Norfolk.
CMA CGM Takes Historic Containership
Shipping group CMA CGM has taken delivery of the newbuild box ship CMA CGM Vasco de Gama on July 27. Built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), the 18,000 TEUs vessel is, with its 399 meters length and 54 meters width, the largest ship in the CMA CGM fleet and the largest containership ever built in a Chinese shipyard. The CMA CGM Vasco de Gama is equipped with an engine of the latest generation, a twisted leading edge rudder with bulb and an optimized hull design, together decreasing the ship’s CO2 emissions by 10 percent compared to the previous vessel generation, CMA CGM said.
Abeille Tows CMA CGM Marco Polo
The crew on the Abeille Bourbon successfully completed towing operations on the CMA CGM Marco Polo, the jewel in CMA CGM’s crown and the largest containership in the world (capable of carrying up to 16,020 TEUs(*)), as part of an exercise organized by the Atlantic French Maritime Prefecture. The Abeille Bourbon is a tug specializing in salvage and assistance and chartered by the French Navy to protect the French coastline. The vessel provided its services for an Atlantic French…
Largest Chinese-built Containership Delivered
Shipping group CMA CGM has taken delivery of the newbuild box ship CMA CGM Vasco de Gama [sic] on July 27. Built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), the 18,000 TEUs vessel is, with its 399 meters length and 54 meters width, is the largest ship in the CMA CGM fleet and the largest containership ever built in a Chinese shipyard. Calling 11 different countries, the U.K.-flagged CMA CGM Vasco de Gama is positioned on the CMA CGM Group’s French Asia Line (FAL) joining Europe to Asia.
New Containership Enters CMA CGM Fleet
Newbuild containership CMA CGM Volga entered the CMA CGM fleet on March 17, and began her first rotation in Dalian, China, on March 20, the CMA CGM Group announced. The 10,622 TEUs vessel is the eight of a series of 28 ships from 9,400-10,900 TEUs that will be delivered through third quarter of 2016. The CMA CGM Danube, CMA CGM Elbe, CMA CGM Litani, CMA CGM Tigris, CMA CGM Loire, CMA CGM Ural and CMA CGM Rhone are the firsts of this series of 28 vessels named after famous rivers that started being delivered on June 30, 2014.
New Box Ship Enters CMA CGM Fleet
The maiden voyage of the containership CMA CGM Rhone started in China on February 20, the CMA CGM Group announced. The 9,365 TEU vessel CMA CGM Rhone is the seventh in a series of 28 ships from 9,400 TEUs to 10,900 TEUs that will be delivered from now to the third quarter of 2016. The CMA CGM Danube, CMA CGM Elbe, CMA CGM Litani and CMA CGM Tigris are the firsts of this series of 28 vessels named after famous rivers that started being delivered on June 30, 2014. More recently…
CMA CGM Confirms Partnership with PSA
CMA CGM and PSA Singapore Terminals (PSA) have confirmed that they will establish form a joint venture company CMA CGM-PSA Lion Terminal Pte. Ltd. (CPLT) to operate and use four mega container berths in Singapore. CPLT will commence operations from the second half of this year, allowing CMA CGM and its shipping line affiliates to leverage on the port infrastructure and technologies with this latest Pasir Panjang expansion. There was no disclosed investment amount for the joint venture deal…
CMA CGM Deploys Six Mega Ships between Asia and US
CMA CGM’s six 18,000 TEU vessels named after great explorers will be deployed on the trans-Pacific market and help to accelerate its growth, the container shipping company announced today. Beginning from the end of May 2016, the CMA CGM Group will deploy its flagship fleet of six 18,000 TEU vessels between Asia and the West coast of the U.S. on the Pearl River Express service. The six container vessels – CMA CGM Bougainville, CMA CGM Kerguelen, CMA CGM Georg Forster, CMA CGM Vasco de Gama…
GEORG FORSTER Calls Southampton for the First Time
The CMA CGM Group announced that the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER called England for the first time on July 6th. With its 1,305 ft. (398m) length and 177 ft. (54m) width, the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER not only is, with her sistership the CMA CGM KERGUELEN, the CMA CGM Group’s largest containership, but it is also the largest UK flag vessel sailing the seas. This gigantic vessel has a 18,000 TEUs (twenty feet equivalent) capacity: all containers placed together would totalize the distance between London and Southampton.
CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin Inaugrated in Long Beach
Shipping group CMA CGM announced that the 18,000 TEU capacity CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the largest vessel ever to call the United States, will be inaugurated today in Long Beach, Calif. in the presence of Jacques R. Saadé, CMA CGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The inauguration will gather more than 600 American figures from economic, industrial, institutional and political backgrounds. Alongside Jacques R. Saadé, a large CMA CGM delegation came especially for the occasion…
CMA CGM Ships Lead Procession in the Suez Canal
Worldwide shipping group CMA CGM informs that two of its containerships are leading a vessel procession that celebrates the inauguration of the newly expanded Suez Canal on Thursday, August 6. The two vessels at the head of the procession, CMA CGM Laperouse and CMA CGM Titan, sail as part of 11 of CMACGM’s main shipping lines transiting by the Suez Canal. Eight percent of the world’s commercial maritime traffic goes through the Suez Canal, which represents an average of one CMA CGM vessel transiting in each direction daily, the shipper said.
Second 18,000TEU Ship Joins CMA CGM Fleet
The 18,000 TEU capacity containership the CMA CGM Georg Forster was delivered to the CMA CGM Group on June, 2 in South Korea. With its 1,305 ft. (398m) length and 177 ft. (54m) width, the CMA CGM Georg Forster is the group’s second 18,000 TEU capacity vessel to be delivered. Six vessels will compose this series of vessels named after great explorers, that will have the CMA CGM Group’s largest containership capacity. This gigantic vessel has a 18,000 TEU (twenty feet equivalent) capacity. All containers placed together would totalize around the distance between Hamburg and Hanover.
CMA CGM Takes Delivery of CMA CGM Leo
The CMA CGM Group announced the delivery in South Korea of the CMA CGM Leo (11,400 TEU). Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyards, the CMA CGM Leo is the fifth of a series of 12 vessels of 11,400 TEU ordered by the CMA CGM Group and that will be delivered between 2010 and 2011. This new giant of the seas, registered in Valetta, will be one of the largest containerships sailing under Maltese flag. One other vessel of the Group to be delivered soon will also be registered in Malta, a European flag which is part of the white list of the “Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control” a guarantee of safety, security and environmental protection. CMA CGM Group has been present in Malta for many years and operates the Malta Freeport Terminal.
CMA CGM, Infosys Sign Strategic Partnership
The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in container shipping, has signed a strategic partnership with Infosys, a world leader in consulting, next-generation technology and services. The goal of this seven-year partnership is to simplify and transform CMA CGM's IT applications and improve customer service excellence. As part of this partnership and at the request of CMA CGM, Infosys will open a center for development and innovation in Marseilles, which will become a reference center of expertise, making Marseilles a high place of expertise.
CMA CGM Pays Tribute to Zaha Hadid, Architect of CMA CGM Tower
CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping Group, pays tribute to Zaha Hadid, who sadly died on March 31st. Zaha Hadid a renowned architect and 2004 Pritzker Prize Winner, completed the CMA CGM Tower in Marseilles as one of her major projects. In 2004, with the growth of the CMA CGM Group, Jacques R. Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, decided to build a new Head Office in Marseilles. Zaha Hadid presented him a tower’s sketch: he immediately appreciated her project’s elegance, mixing architectural curves and lines.