CMA CGM increases sailings to US east coast


Shipping line bolsters service credentials in Australasia with weekly service

CMA CGM increases sailings to US east coast
CMA CGM is seeking regional growth

Shippers and container transporters in Sydney and Melbourne can expect to handle more cargo to and from the east coast of the United States and the north of South America from March.

French-owned international container shipping line CMA CGM says it will upgrade to a weekly service its Oceania-US services looping around New Zealand and the Australian cities and passing through the Panama Canal.

"With this new service, CMA CGM reinforces its presence in the Pacific region by increasing its offer to and from the US," CMA CGM Oceania Lines Vice-President Xavier Eiglier says.

"We thus confirm the importance for the group to grow in Oceania."

The Panama 1 (Pad 1) service will be joined by Panama 2 (Pad 2) starting on March 4.

The company says the move was made in response to our customer’s expectations of a weekly service and this means it now offers more sailings on the route than any other carrier servicing Australia and New Zealand, Central and South America, the Caribbean, North America and Canada.

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