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CMA CGM to Launch New Joint Liner Service

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 21, 2014

CMA CGM S.A. announced it act in cooperation with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL), to offer a new joint service in the North East Asia, Australia and New Zealand Trade, commencing from Shanghai in early of November.

The new service will be operated with seven vessels of 4,250 TEU nominal capacity, of which three vessels will be provided by CMA CGM, two vessels by OOCL and one vessel each by CSCL and PIL. It will replace the current ANZEX/NZN service operated by CMA CGM and OOCL.

The weekly service will turn around in 49 days, offering port coverage in Asia and New Zealand, also including a stop in an Australian port on the way from Asia. The full port rotation and phase in plan will be confirmed by end of the month once final arrangements are made.

According to CMA CGM, the Lines aims to provide their customers with direct, reliable and competitive service to both southbound and northbound legs through this cooperation

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