CMA CGM is pleased to announce the launching, effective May 20th, 2009, of a new joint service linking North Asia and Black Sea. The NEW BOSPHORUS EXPRESS will be operated in partnership with Maersk Line, with 10 containerships of 6 500 TEUS, of which 5 CMA CGM vessels.
Rotation will be as follows:
Dalian, Tianjin, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Taipei, Chiwan, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Kelang, Aqaba, Port Said, Damietta, Istanbul Evyap, Istanbul Ambarli, Constanza, Illichivsk, Odessa, Damietta, Port Said, Port Kelang, Tanjung Pelepas, Dalian.
“After some difficult months of economic recession in the countries bordering the Black Sea, we are starting to see some signs of recovery in the exchanged flows to and from Asia. CMA CGM wishes to accompany its clients in the area with reshuffled direct coverage whilst ensuring stability of the capacity on offer. This new product will reinforce our port coverage as well as overall service quality and reliability”, explains Christine Cabau, Senior Vice-President Asia / Mediterranean, Red Sea, Black Sea & Adriatic Lines.
Thanks to the New Bosphorus Express, CMA CGM Group enhances its existing Med services and is now able to call directly all major Asian and Mediterranean ports, offering the most comprehensive port coverage from the Black Sea.
The first vessel to be deployed on NEW BOSPHORUS EXPRESS will be the CMA CGM Baudelaire leaving Dalian on May, 20th, 2009.
CMA CGM and Maersk to launch a joint service between North Asia and Black Sea