CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the launching of its latest weekly service in the FAL network (French Asia Line) linking Asia and Europe: FAL 5
The FAL 5, operated in partnership with Maersk Line, will deploy a total of 10 vessels of 13 000 TEU (of which 5 CMA CGM vessels) covering the following rotation: Ningbo > Shanghai > Yantian > Tanjung Pelepas > Port Kelang > Le Havre > Hamburg > Rotterdam > Zeebrugge > Port Kelang> Singapore > Ningbo.
This new service will be operating as per the slow steaming principle, thus ensuring flawless punctuality. It comes in addition to the Group’s existing 11 FAL services on the Asia-Europe route, providing optimum port coverage on this major trade and allowing CMA CGM Group to reinforce its leading position on this market.
« The launching of the FAL5 service, just in time for the Westbound Peak Season, provides CMA CGM customers with a unique combination of fast transit times and optimum port coverage. The service is also connected to a wide range of in-house feeders, barges and rail services in Asia and Europe, offering door-to-door transports that allow CMA CGM to propose tailor made solutions to its clients.», explains Nicolas Sartini, Senior Vice President Asia Europe Lines CMA CGM.
The first vessel deployed on the FAL5 service will be the CMA CGM CHRISTOPHE COLOMB, 13 800 TEU. This vessel is the flagship of the CMA CGM Group’s fleet and is equipped with the latest environmental technologies.
With this new service, CMA CGM will now offer:
- 12 weekly services
- 26 direct loading ports in Asia
- 10 direct ports of discharge in Europe
- 260 direct port pairs
CMA CGM has been operating on this market since 1986 with continuous adjustments and reinforcements of its services so as to meet the market needs. The launch of this new service reflects the volumes recovery on one of the main worldwide trades.