CMA CGM has made adjustments to its MEDCARIBE service – adding new calls across West Coast South America.
Under the service, the carrier is now offering direct links to Buenaventura (Colombia), Paita (Peru), Posorja (Ecuador), and Guayaquil (Ecuador).
The revised port rotation is as follows: Algeciras (Spain) – Malta – Livorno (Italy) – Genoa (Italy) – Marseille (France) – Barcelona (Spain) – Valencia (Spain) – Pointe à Pitre (Guadeloupe) – Fort de France (Martinique) – Caucedo (Dominican Republic) – Cartagena (Colombia) – Kingston (Jamaica) – Buenaventura – Paita -Posorja – Guayaquil – Moin (Costa Rica) – Cartagena – Algeciras
A total of nine vessels will be deployed on the weekly service, these include:
- Seven ships with a nominal capacity of 6,900 TEU
- One ship with a capacity of 4,200 TEU
- One further ship with a capacity of 1,700 TEU
Transit time from Valencia to Buenaventura is said to take 20 days, Valenca to Guayaquil will take 25 days, Guayaquil to Algeciras will take 17 days, and Moin to Algeciras will take 10 days.
“Such reshuffling will allow us to offer a direct service from/to the Mediterranean to/from the North of the West Coast South America: Buenaventura / Paita / Posorja / Guayaquil,” said CMA CGM in a statement.
Imports to Veracruz and Houston will be offered in relay via Kingston connecting to the BRASEX service.
With this reshuffling, CMA CGM will be terminating its ORO VERDE service.
The carrier also recently launched its ACSA 5 service connecting Asia with Mexico, Guatemala, and Chile.
The latest offering will set sail from June 2022 and complement CMA CGM’s three ACSA services already available.
The new product will offer customers competitive and short transit times – this is said to especially benefit producers of perishable goods and fresh fruits.