CMA CGM announced a new cooperation with MSC and CSAV, replacing existing cooperation with Hamburg Sud and Hapag Lloyd.
As from the 11th April 2012, at Rotterdam, CMA CGM will start a new cooperation with MSC and CSAV, on the North Europe East Coast â€“ South America trade.
This new cooperation will allow CMA CGM to develop existing synergies with its new partners, to enhance its port coverage and to increase its service quality meeting customer requirements.
This fixed day, weekly Brazil service will be operated with seven Panamax vessels, CMA CGM deploying 3, CSAV 3 and MSC 1.
Schedule will be as follow:
Le Havre > Rotterdam > Hamburg > Bremerhaven > Antwer > Lisboa > Santos > Paranagua > Navegantes > Santos > Rio de Janeiro > Salvador > Le Havre.
Complementary to the above, and and by exchange of spaces onto MSC Plate Sling, CMA CGM will cover ports in the River Plate.
Antwerp > Rotterdam > Bremerhaven > Le Havre > Sines > Rio de Janeiro > Santos > Buenos Aires > Rio Grande > Paranagua > Navegantes > Santos > Itaguai > Antwerp
CMA CGM will also exchange slots with Hamburg Sud Plate service to maintain direct service between Plate ports, Tilbury and Hamburg in order to complete its port coverage.