Marseilles, October 22nd, 2010 - In order to provide its customers with optimum service and unique port coverage between Asia and Europe, CMA CGM is pleased to announce the introduction of a new direct call to Vietnam on the FAL3 service:  Asia - Northern Europe as of November 9th, 2010.      

The FAL 3 service, which includes 10 x 8500-9500 TEU-vessels and serves all of China (North, South and Central), will call Westbound at the new deepwater port of Cai Mep , offering the trade the largest ships to call Vietnam . This initiative will enable CMA CGM to support the business growth of its clients on the Vietnamese market. Besides the local market, CMA CGM will also cover the secondary ports of Haiphong , Danang and Qui Nhon through dedicated feeders.

The rotation of this new service, which will be operated in 70 days, will be: Qingdao > Ningbo > Chiwan> Nansha> Yantian> Cai Mep> Port Kelang Malta > Le Havre > Dunkirk > Zeebrugge> Hamburg > Rotterdam > Zeebrugge> Southampton > Beirut > Jeddah> Port Kelang> Qingdao .

“The CMA CGM offer between Asia and Europe is unique and we are particularly proud to be the first to deploy large vessels calling directly at Cai Mep in Vietnam . Thanks to this new call in Vietnam , we are pleased to satisfy our customers’ requirements", explains Nicolas Sartini, Senior Vice President Asia-Europe Lines.

As a reminder, CMA CGM offers between Asia and Northern Europe :

- 10 weekly services
- 26 direct ports of call in Asia
- 10 ports of discharge in Europe
- 260 direct port combinations


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