The CMA CGM Short Sea Lines Division has announced the reshuffling of its TULYB and GTL services as from WEEK 2&3 between Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Malta, and Libya.
According to CMA CGM, new TULYB set up will address the North Turkey – Egypt – Libya markets with very fast and direct connections, while the new GTL set up will address the Greece– Cyprus – Lebanon – South Turkey – Libya markets.
CMA CGM believes that these updated weekly services (beginning ex Aliaga on 10 January 2024 and ex Thessaloniki on 8 January 2024) will allow it to maintain sustainable maritime bridges throughout the East Med area and Libya, as well as provide international linkages through its regional hubs in Beirut, Alexandria, and Malta.
According to CMA CGM, the TULYB service features a fleet with two vessels and 1,300 TEU nom.
The port rotation for TULYB will have a weekly frequency and will rotate as follows:
Aliaga – Gemlik – Ambarli – Alexandria Old port – Misurata – Aliaga
The estimated time of arrival for the Aliaga is on 17 January 2024. CMA CGM noted that the transit times for the TULYB service are: Ambarli-Misurata in six days, Ambarli-Alexandria in three days, and Gemlik-Misurata in seven days.
The GTL service features a fleet of four vessels and 1,700 TEU nom.
The port rotation for GTL will have a weekly frequency and will rotate as follows:
Thessaloniki – Piraeus – Limassol – Beirut – Iskenderun – Malta – Tripoli – Misurata – Thessaloniki
According to CMA CGM, the estimated time of arrival to Thessaloniki is on 8 January 2024.
CMA CGM revealed that the transit times for the GTL service are: Thessaloniki-Limassol in five days, Piraeus-Limassol in two days, Thessaloniki-Iskenderun in eight days, and Iskenderun-Tripoli in six days.