Marseille – 28th  March 2012 - Quality of service and innovation are at the heart of CMA CGM’s strategy as the world’s third largest container shipping group. The ongoing commitment of the company’s teams to meet this daily challenge is recognised and rewarded by the customers themselves. Indeed the Group has just received two prestigious awards: on 9 March it was named “International Carrier of the Year” for the second year running by one of its major customers, ASDA, an English subsidiary of the American retail giant WALMART, and on 15 March, “Best Partner of the Year” 2012 by the Samsung group.

Samsung expressed its recognition of the important role played by the Group towards improving management of its supply chain and supporting its global expansion.

On behalf of ASDA UK, Logistics Manager Lee Hodgkin said: “The CMA CGM Group has given us valuable assistance with its innovative solutions. Of note is that their unwavering support has led to the provision of a rail service, unique to us, from Southampton to the North-East of England, speeding up transportation services,”

CMA CGM is proud to share these awards with its 18,000 staff members around the world.


CMA CGM is the world’s third largest container shipping company and is ranked number one in France. 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.

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