Marseilles, September 23, 2014 - CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM) is pleased to announce the rotation of its new service in co-operation with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL), in the North East Asia, Australia and New Zealand Trade, commencing from Shanghai in early November 2014.
The weekly service will turn around in 49 days offering extensive port coverage in Asia and New Zealand and including a call in Australia on her way from Asia. The full port rotation will be as follow:
- Shanghai – Ningbo - Chiwan - Kaohsiung – Brisbane – Auckland – Port Chalmers – Lyttelton – Napier – Tauranga - Hong Kong - Shekou[i] - Keelung – Shanghai
The new service will be operated with 7 vessels of 4,250 TEU nominal capacities, of which three (3) vessels will be provided by CMA CGM, two (2) vessels by OOCL and one (1) vessel each by CSCL and PIL, while ANL will remain slot charterer. It will be replacing the current “ANZEX” / “NZN” service operated by CMA CGM & OOCL.
“The reshaped rotation in Asia will not only focus on Central and North East Asia, but will also improve our offer from South East Asia on the southbound leg. While we are adding a call in Australia, contributing to a healthy growth for CMA CGM on the Asia-Australia trade, we will retake the five ports in the New Zealand that have been covered by the current ANZEX so far, reaffirming our willingness and commitment to provide a wide and serious offer to our valuable shippers with a fast and direct service between New Zealand and the Far East”, says Xavier Eiglier, CMA CGM Vice President Antilles-Guyane and Indian Ocean, Oceania Lines
The Lines aims to provide their customers with direct, reliable and competitive service to both southbound and northbound legs through this cooperation. CMA CGM will keep offering Fiji and Nouméa with a different set-up which will be released by the end of the month, once final arrangements are made.
About CMA CGM
CMA CGM, founded and led by Jacques R. Saadé is the world’s third largest container shipping company and has a turnover of 15.9 billion USD in 2013. Operating a fleet of 430 vessels, the Group serves more than 400 ports around the world. In 2013, the Group carried 11.4 million TEUs (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 more than 18,000 people worldwide and 2,400 in its headquarter in Marseilles.