Apr 5--FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM has launched the 40 new maritime services its offering as one of the major players in the OCEAN Alliance.
The shipping company said in a statement that combining this new offer of maritime services with a global intermodal and logistics offer, CMA CGM Group and its subsidiaries supply its customers with tailored solutions, even more competitive on the routes Asia-Europe, Asia-Mediterranean, Asia-Red Sea, Asia-Middle East, Trans-Pacific, Asia-East Coast of North America trades and Transatlantic.
The shipping company will bring 119 of the 323 ships to OCEAN Alliance, which will be offering more port calls, more direct links and better transit times.
CMA CGM said in its statement that it can offer its customers an unrivalled quality of service through the OCEAN Alliance. Between Asia and North America's West Coast, there'll be 13 loops with 78 ships and 101 weekly calls in 31 ports.
Between Asia and North America's East Coast, the company will operate 7 loops with 71 ships, 69 weekly calls in 28 ports, while between Asia and Northern Europe there'll be 6 loops with 66 ships, 81 weekly calls in 33 ports.
On the Transatlantic route the shipping company will operate 3 loops with 17 ships, 33 weekly calls in 22 ports.
The number of weekly calls and transit times, will be among the shortest on the market and they will better meet customer expectations, notably between towards the US from Asia and Europe.
Shanghai will only be 10 days from Prince Rupert in Canada, Jakarta 23 days from Los Angeles and Busan 9 days from Seattle. Transit times between Busan and New York will be 22 days and 21 days between Busan and Houston, and it will take 7 days between Le Havre and New York and 9 days between Miami and Le Havre.
The company pointed out that direct services are being created, including a direct line linking South-East Asia (Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia) and the US.
In addition to the 40 maritime services, CMA CGM and its subsidiaries will offer their customers a unique offer of land solutions and logistics in each of the countries involved. This offer, which includes road, rail and inland waterway options, will make a complete solution that will integrate the whole supply chain allowing door-to-door offers.
In North America, the company offers a network of 465,000 connections from its 46 main ramps connected by train. In Europe, the shipping company offers a dense network of 480,000 connections from its 20 main ports and more than 150 regional centres, while in Asia, it offers land solutions in almost all countries and rail services to major landlocked Chinese cities. In Latin America, CMA CGM connects major landlocked production centres by rail line, road or waterways.
"This offer we are launching will be unique for our customers. Port coverage, transits time, the complementarity of services and the additional offer of intermodal and logistical solutions, are real assets for the supply chain's performance of our customers", said Olivier Nivoix, senior vice president - OCEAN Alliance Lines.