French container shipping company CMA CGM Group has launched 40 new maritime services under its OCEAN Alliance operational coalition, which was announced in April last year.
CMA CGM will provide 119 of the 323 ships that form the coalition that also includes COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line and Orient Overseas Container Line as part of the new arrangement.
CMA CGM and its subsidiaries will also offer tailored solutions on the shipping routes of Asia-Europe, Asia-Mediterranean, Asia-Red Sea, Asia–Middle East, Trans-Pacific, Asia-East Coast of North America trades and Transatlantic.
OCEAN Alliance Lines senior vice-president Olivier Nivoix said: “This offer we are launching this Saturday, 1 April, will be unique for our customers.
“Port coverage, transits time, the complementarity of services and the additional offer of intermodal and logistical solutions, are real assets for the supply chain’s performance of our customers.”
OCEAN Alliance will see CMA CGM provide 13 loops with 78 ships, and 101 weekly calls in 31 ports situated between Asia and North America’s West Coast.
The company will offer seven loops with 71 ships, and 69 weekly calls in 28 ports between Asia and North America’s East Coast. It will also complete six loops with 66 ships, as well as 81 weekly calls in 33 ports in between Asia and Northern Europe.
Plans are also in place for CMA CGM to provide three loops with 17 ships, and 33 weekly calls in 22 ports on the transatlantic route.
New direct services such a direct line linking South-East Asia countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia with the US are set to be created under the initiative.
CMA CGM and its subsidiaries will offer land solutions and logistics in each of the countries involved, in addition to the 40 maritime services.
Image: Infographics of OCEAN Alliance services across the globe. Photo: courtesy of CMA CGM.