Marseille – 5th April 2012 - CMA CGM and its Moroccan subsidiary, COMANAV, are pleased to announce the upgrade of their West Med – Morocco service.

As from April 11th 2012, CMA CGM and COMANAV will serve the West Med / Morocco trade through three separated loops dedicated to the following markets:  Spain – Morocco, Italy – Morocco and France – Morocco. This upgrade will improve reliability, schedule integrity and Transit times.

Loops will be organized as follows:

·         Loop 1 - Spain, will be effective on April 11th 2012
The loop Spain will start for one Round Voyage with the following rotation:

Rotation: Barcelona > Valencia TCV > Valencia Noatum > Casablanca > Barcelona  

As from April 18th, the fixed rotation will be as follow:
Rotation: Valencia TCV > Valencia Noatum > Barcelona > Casablanca > Valencia TCV

·         Loop 2 - Italy, will be effective on April 14th 2012

Rotation: Naples > La Spezia > Genoa > Casablanca > Salerno > Naples  

·         Loop 3 - France, will be effective on April 11th 2012
Loop 3 will be operated by 2 CMA CGM RORO vessels.

Rotation: Marseilles > Casablanca > Marseilles

Marseilles and Casablanca will be called twice a week.

“These three complementing services will offer a comprehensive coverage of the West Mediterranean area, with calls in 7 ports, as well as fast transit times.

Furthermore, the service will be connected to the CMA CGM European Intermodal Network thus offering door-to-door transport solutions to our clients” explains Peter Verheijen, Deputy Vice-President - North Africa Services

About CMA CGM

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.

www.cma-cgm.com


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