Marseilles, June 23rd, 2010 - CMA CGM is pleased to announce the return, on July 10th 2010, of the Yang Tse service linking South, Central and North China to the West Coast of the United States .

Operated in partnership with Maersk Line and MSC, this service will deploy six vessels of 6,500 TEU capacity, covering the following port rotation: Xiamen , Shanghai (Wai Gao Qiao), Qingdao , Long Beach , Kaohsiung , Hong Kong, Xiamen .

It will allow CMA CGM to respond to the rebound of volumes on the trade linking China to the United States by strengthening its presence and improving transit times on this key transpacific trade lane.

This new service will complement the Group’s existing services between China and the US West Coast – Bohai Rim and Pearl River – thus providing optimum port coverage thanks to the addition of three new calls in Xiamen (Eatsbound), Hong Kong and Qingdao as well as an extra call in Shanghai (WGQ).

“The Yang Tse service allows CMA CGM to enhance its port coverage and further develop its capacity on the transpacific market in response to the expanding eastbound trade while meeting growing demand from the American exporters towards South China and Taiwan thanks to direct connections to Kaohsiung and Hong Kong ” explains Jean-Philippe Thénoz, CMA CGM Vice-President North America Lines.

The first call of the Yang Tse service will take place on July, 10th 2010 in Xiamen .

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