CMA CGM Inks Deal with GAC NorwayPosted by Joseph Keefe
Deal to provide agency, husbandry and NOx reporting at Oslo.
The Scandinavian arm of the world’s third largest container shipping company CMA CGM has signed an agency, husbandry and NOx reporting agreement with GAC Norway for its ships calling at the port of Oslo.
The CMA CGM Group has a fleet of 470 vessels serving 400 of the world's 521 commercial ports. In 2015, it transported an estimated volume of 13 million TEUs and vessels from its fleet make 52 calls per annum to Oslo to load/discharge a wide range of goods carried in containers from around the world. Its weekly service links the Scandinavian ports of Oslo, Moss, Brevik and Gothenburg with the CMA CGM hub in Rotterdam, and beyond to its global network.
GAC Norway has been appointed to meet the needs of CMA CGM vessels for agency, husbandry and mandatory NOx reporting at Oslo, the country capital and home to its largest port. The first port call under the new deal took place on 9 February when the feeder vessel “Pengalia” called at Sjursøya Container Terminal to discharge and load cargo.
Stig Pedersen, GAC Norway’s Manager for Dry Cargo & Projects at Oslo, says: “The signing of this contract with CMA CGM Scandinavia represents an important element in our strategy to establish GAC Norway as the provider of choice for agency and husbandry services in the Oslofjord.”
Sara Henriksson, head of Vessel Operations at CMA CGM Logistics in Gothenburg, adds: “CMA CGM has enjoyed a long-term relationship with GAC for many years, perhaps most notably in Saudi Arabia where they provided liner agency services and more recently in Dubai where we used GAC EnvironHull’s eco-friendly HullWiper hull cleaning services. As a global operation with a fleet of 470 vessels and 170 lines serving 400 ports, it’s essential that CMA CGM’s ship agency services provider has the reach and network to fit the bill.”