19-07-2017

CMA CGM, Seatrade to offer 21-port Europe-South Seas reefer loop

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FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM and Dutch reefer carrier Seatrade have announced a vessel sharing agreement to provide a 21-port weekly service from northern Europe to the south seas via the US east coast in October.

This will be called PAD by CMA CGM and Meridian by Seatrade and will link Europe, the US east coast, Central America, the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Peru and the Caribbean.

This brings together CMA CGM, Seatrade and Marfret and improves their frequency and port coverage.

The weekly service will have the following rotation: Zeebrugge, London Gateway, Rotterdam, Dunkerque, Le Havre, New York, Savannah, Kingston, Cartagena, Papeete, Noumea, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Nelson, Napier, Tauranga, Pisco, Paita, Kingston, Philadelphia and back to Zeebrugge. 

This is the only weekly service to Papeete and Noumea from northern Europe and the US east coast and the only fast reefer service from New Zealand to the US and Europe, said CMA CGM. 

Thirteen modern geared ships of 2,200 and 2 500 TEU will be deployed on the loop (six from CMA CGM, six from Seatrade and one from Marfret), each with a minimum of 600 reefers to transport fruit and meat.

Source: Sched Net

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