CMA CGM and Maersk will launch a joint service between North Asia and the Black Sea.
The New Bosphorus Express will comprise ten container vessels of 6,500 TEU, with both companies providing five vessels each.
The service enables the CMA CGM Group to call at all major Asian and Mediterranean ports.
The first vessel in the service, Baudelaire, will leave Dalian, China, on 20 May 2009.
By staff writer