Marseilles, October 7th 2014 - CMA CGM upgrades its service between Africa and India and introduces a new call in Nhava Sheva, India

· New market opportunities between India, Mozambique and Tanzania with the introduction of Nhava Sheva on the SWAHILI service
· New business areas to be served in Africa and India thanks to intermodal solutions completing the service

In order to meet the best African and Indian customers’ needs, CMA CGM Group is pleased to launch a new call on the Swahili service at Nhava Sheva NSCIT Terminal. This call will join directly India and Africa every week.

The Swahili service will offer:
- Fast transit times that will directly join every week:
o Mombasa, the African largest market, to India within 14 days
o Nacala in Mozambique to India within 13 days and Zanzibar in Tanzania to India within 18 days, thanks to this only direct service for exports available on the market between those ports
- A railway connection to ICD and business areas in India, including Dadri, Ludhiana, Tughlakabad, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Jaipur and Jodhpur
- A direct access from India to Africa thanks to bespoke intermodal solutions in Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia, allowing flexible door-to-door options

The Swahili service loop, deploying a 7 2,800 TEU fleet, will be as follow:

Nhava Sheva – Jebel Ali – Khor Fakkan – Mombasa – Dar Es Salaam – Zanzibar – Nacala – Nhava Sheva

The first voyage will start on October, 9th 2014 with M/V Bella.


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.

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