CMA CGM revamps West Africa routes

CMA CGM revamps West Africa routes

The CMA CGM Group has announced a reshuffle of its West Africa.

As part of the exercise, CMA CGM will be ending its EURAF 3 service and deploying a full fleet of 1,700 TEU in its WAZZAN service.

In addition, CMA CGM will introduce a dedicated Central Range Feeder to serve Monrovia, San Pedro, and Takoradi via Abidjan on a weekly basis.

The company will also offer a new weekly North Range Feeder that will serve Banjul via Dakar.

Finally, CMA CGM announced that it will add Freetown to the rotation of its upsized MEDWAX service.

According to the group, these updates will provide customers with a better frequency to and from Monrovia, San Pedro, Takoradi, Banjul, and other main connections, including EURAF 1, MEDWAX, and WAX.

The company also promises more allocations from and to Monrovia, San Pedro, Takoradi, and Banjul, as well as a direct link between Sierra Leone and West Med.

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The MEDWAX service will continue to be offered in 35 days with five vessels of 2,500 to 3,500 TEU. The new rotation for MEDWAX is as follows:

Barcelona – Marseille – Valencia – Algeciras – Tanger – Dakar – Conakry – Freetown – Abidjan – Barcelona.

Central Range Feeder will be operated in 14 days with two vessels of 1,300 TEU as follows:

Abidjan – Monrovia – San Pedro – Takoradi – Abidjan.

North Range Feeder will offer Banjul via Dakar on a weekly basis with one vessel:

WAZZAN will still be operated in 35 days with 5 vessels of 1,700 TEU as follows:

Tanger – Algeciras – Nouakchott – Dakar – Bissau 1/2 – Nouadhibou – Las Palmas – Tanger.

Only a few weeks ago, CMA CGM announced that it has entered into exclusive discussions with the STEF group to wholly acquire La Méridionale, a maritime company for mixed freight and passenger transport in Marseille.

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