CMA CGM modifies schedule amid congestion in Mersin

CMA CGM modifies new service due to congestion in Port of Mersin

Following heavy congestion in the Port of Mersin, CMA CGM has announced the modification of its NC Levant Express service connecting North Europe with East Med/Levant area.

CMA CGM has declared that it will stop calling Mersin port in Turkey until further notice.

According to the shipping company, this decision was taken to keep and maintain the schedule reliability and service integrity of NC Levant Express which has been heavily impacted by the average two weeks congestion in Mersin.

CMA CGM stated that it will restore the call at the Port of Iskenderun on the NC Levant Express service and return to Mersin once the situation improves.

This comes weeks after CMA CGM announced the new NC Levant service setup.

In order to serve North Europe and Mersin market, CMA CGM will deploy a shuttle service “Egypt-Mersin” that will connect North Europe to Mersin and Mersin to North Europe cargo via transhipment in Port Said West.

New routing for in/out Mersin from/to North Europe will be as follows:

  • North Europe – Port Said West leg with NC Levant Express service
  • Port Said West – Mersin leg with Shuttle service

The last NC Levant Express service vessel calling Mersin direct is MV CMA CGM Alcazar voy. 0NVE4S1MA currently awaiting alongside the Port of Mersin with ETB on 30 June.

The first NC Levant Express service vessel calling Iskenderun will be MV CMA CGM Iskenderun voy. 0NVE6S1MA ETA on 27 June.

This month, CMA CGM introduced its new seasonal weekly service Turkey Libya Express (TLX) connecting Asia with Turkey, Libya and Red Sea.

Additionally, the shipping company announced a new dedicated rail service connecting Valencia with the industrial and logistics zone of Murcia in Spain.

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