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CMA CGM to expand capacity in drive to meet customer demands

CMA CGM to increase capacity by 4.1 million TEU
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CMA CGM will increase its service offering by 4.1 million TEU with the new Ocean Alliance Day 5 Product.

The new product is designed to meet growing customer demands and will be launched in April 2021 and offer 39 services, 20 of which will be on Transpacific routes, according to the carrier.

It will use 333 containers, 113 of which will be operated by the CMA CGM Group, with the others spread out among the Ocean Alliance of carriers.

Additionally, it will add seven services between Asia and Europe and four between Asia and the Mediterranean.

Furthermore, there will be two Transatlantic services connecting northern Europe with the East Coast of the United States and the Gulf of Mexico.

In a statement, the carrier said, “The CMA CGM Group is pursuing its commitment towards its customers by increasing capacities in order to accompany them during these unprecedented times.

“Committed to the energy transition of maritime transportation, CMA CGM will deploy by the end of the year 18 LNG-powered containerships, of which 9 23,000-TEU vessels will sail on the French Asia Line (FAL) between Asia and Northern Europe.  

“In addition, the Group will offer its customers a complete door-to-door offering of inland and logistics solutions including road, rail and inland waterway options.”

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