Marseille, 18th July 2012 - CMA CGM is pleased to announce the launching of a new direct service on the Asia – Red Sea route: the REX 2 service.

This new service is replacing the REX 1 service that was operated in Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) with APL and that has been stopped at the end of June.

The New REX 2 service is allowing CMA CGM to remain active on this major trade for the company with a dedicated loop from Far East to Red sea market.     
 
As from the 22th July 2012, CMA CGM Far East – Red Sea network will be covered by the following loop:

· REX 2 service:
A service operated under a Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) between CMA CGM, HANJIN, CSCL & YANG MING.

CMA CGM will deploy 1 vessel: the “Ville d’Aquarius” of 3900 TEU.

Rotation: Shanghai > Ningbo > Kaohsiung > Skekou > Singapore > Jeddah > Sokhna > Aqaba
 
Stéphane Courquin, Vice president CMA CGM Asia MED & NAF lines declares: “It was essential for CMA CGM to offer again Egypt and Jordan calls with a direct and improved service from Asia.  

This new REX 2 service is the first step of CMA CGM redeployment in the zone and confirms the Group’s will to increase its presence in these countries for both import and export”.

About CMA CGM

CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping company and ranked number one in France, achieved a turnover of 14.9 billion USD. Operating a fleet of 394 vessels, the Group serves more than 400 ports around the world. In 2011, it carried more than 10 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units). With a presence on every continent and in 150 countries through its network of 650 agencies and branch offices, the Group employs 18,000 people worldwide.

www.cma-cgm.com


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