Marseille – 7 December 2011 - Following the operational partnership announcement with MSC, CMA CGM is pleased to announce the reorganization of its services to be implemented early April 2012 on the Asia-North Europe trade.

The new CMA CGM Asia North Europe network will be covered by the following loops:

-         New FAL 1:

Service operated by CMA CGM with 11 vessels of 13,800 – 14,000 TEU.

Port rotation: Ningbo , Shanghai , Nansha, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Yantian, Vung Tau, Southampton , Hamburg , Bremerhaven , Rotterdam , Zeebrugge, Le Havre , Malta , Korfakkan, Port Kelang, Singapore , Yantian, Ningbo.

-         FAL 2:

This service remains unchanged.

-         New FAL 3:

Service operated by CMA CGM with 11 vessels of 11,400 TEU.

Port Rotation: Xingang, Pusan, Qingdao, Shanghai, Xiamen, Singapore, Port Kelang, Tangiers, Le Havre, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Beirut, Jeddah, Port Kelang, Singapore, Xingang. 

-         FAL 6:

Service operated by MSC with 11 vessels of 14,000 TEU.

Port Rotation: Dalian, Xingang, Kwang Yang, Pusan, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Singapore, Port Kelang, Felixstowe, Zeebrugge, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton, Valencia, Jebel Ali, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dalian.

-         FAL 7:

Service operated by MSC with 11 vessels of 14,000 TEU.

Port rotation: Ningbo , Shanghai , Xiamen , Chiwan, Yantian, Sines, Le Havre , Rotterdam , Antwerp , Felixstowe, Gioia Tauro , Singapore , Chiwan, Xiamen , Ningbo .

-         FAL 9:

Service operated jointly (VSA) by CMA CGM and MSC with 9 vessels of 9,500 TEU (5 CMA CGM – 4 MSC).

Port rotation: Shanghai , Ningbo , Hong Kong, Chiwan, Yantian , Singapore , Port Kelang, Gioia Tauro , Malta , Tangiers, Port Kelang, Singapore , Vung Tau, Shanghai . This service has been designed to serve Med Hubs for “out of scope” cargoes and is part of the Asia-North Europe Network.
The final port coverage and transit times will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Following the changes detailed above, CMA CGM will operate a total of 28 vessels in the 9,500 – 14,000 range under the various FAL services.

Additional information will be communicated at a later stage regarding the other FAL services.

The existing agreement with Maersk Line on the Asia-Med trade will remain unchanged.

These improvements are part of CMA CGM’s commitment to keep providing its customers with the best coverage of the Asia-Europe trade.

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