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CMA CGM and CEVA Logistics prepare for Olympics logistics challenge

The CMA CGM Group is looking to hire 700 new employees to help with the major logistical challenge of the 2024 Olympics

Logistics giant CMA CGM, alongside partner CEVA Logistics, are central companies working on the logistical challenge that is the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

With around 1.3 million items of furniture and over 900,000 pieces of sport equipment to transport and assemble, the entire team of 180,000 CMA CGM Group staff members has begun the challenge.

Working closely with the organising committee of the Paris 2024 Games since February 2023, the Group and its subsidiary CEVA Logistics are offering a full range of logistic transport solutions for the event.

The partnership includes freight services, international transport of goods, customs clearance, storage, delivery, site logistics, special freight and IT systems integration.

Now 100 days before the opening ceremony, as Paris prepares to receive more than 10,500 athletes and welcome nearly 10 million spectators, the CMA CGM and CEVA Logistics teams are in action, setting up the logistics chain and all the equipment necessary to ensure the Paris 2024 Games run smoothly.

In what is a unique logistics challenge, CMA CGM and CEVA Logistics will ensure transport and delivery of over 900,000 items of sports equipment, including trampolines, poles, firearms, boats and surfboards.

The Group will also transport more than 250 containers of bleachers and mobile seats and deliver 1.3 million items of furniture, fixtures, equipment and merchandising material. A total of 17,000 beds for the athletes and their teams lodged in the Olympic Village will be delivered, assembled and dismantled.

CEVA Logistics is also responsible for the storage, assembly and transport of nearly 650 advanced mobility vehicles and 2,745 electric vehicles for getting around the venues.

As the opening looms closer, CMA CGM will manage more than 68,000 pieces of luggage, transporting them from airports to Olympic venues. They will also manage end-to-end logistics for the world’s largest audio-visual network so the competitions can be broadcast all over the world.

The Group will move over 170,000 pallets and make more than 7,000 trips to cross the last mile to deliver equipment needed for the competitions with a fleet of more than 300 vehicles, ranging from vans to trucks for the Paris 2024 Games.

To ensure effective logistics, crucial for the Olympic Games, CMA CGM and CEVA Logistics are hiring 700 new employees, trained for the occasion, creating opportunities for the long-term unemployed in some cases.

“As the official partner in logistics solutions of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, our 180,000 employees are in the starting blocks to deliver low carbon and more responsible Games,” CMA CGM group executive vice-president Tanya Saadé-Zeenny says.

“Thanks to our subsidiaries CEVA Logistics and CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the CMA CGM Group is fully committed to ensuring the success of the Games and keeping the Olympic spirit alive.”

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