- Memorandum of agreements signature for the terminal of Lobito
- The groups’ expertise to be used for new logistics solutions development
The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the signature of logistics memorandum of agreements with Multiparques Group, represented by its General Manager Leonel Pinto, on December 18th 2014 in Paris, and in the presence of the French and Angola Foreign Affairs Ministers, Mr. Laurent Fabius and Mr. George Rebelo Pinto Chicoti. Those agreements define the two groups association for the terminal operation, and tend to develop logistics platforms in Angola.
Alexis Michel, CMA CGM Group Logistics and Reefer Senior Vice President explains this partnership’s motivations: “Lobito is Angola second port, and its location and train transportation connections make it a strategic entry point in West Africa. This not only allows Benguela and Huambo – two major Angola cities - service, but also thanks to the new railroad renovation, to link the city to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia Copperbelt mining region to the sea. Those different elements promise the Port of Lobito to a great intermodal future”.
The CMA CGM Group with its brands CMA CGM and DELMAS is present in all 43 African countries, where its 72 offices offer tailor-made solutions and maritime services to all part of the world, via its 26 direct services calling the African continent – including 15 West Africa services.
In order to strengthen its African, and more particularly its Angola network (where 7 services regularly call), the CMA CGM Group capitalizes on its intermodal expertise, with land infrastructure, ports, terminals and multimodal investments. In Angola, 122 collaborators work in 5 offices to connect the entire transportation chain to CMA CGM maritime services.
The new terminal shall be operational in 2015.