CMA CGM Launches Asian Freight Service


CMA CGM, the fourth largest container shipping line in the world, has teamed up with CEVA Logistics to launch a new cross-border service for ocean freight containers used by customers across Thailand and Laos.

According to a statement, the new service will provide an imaginative solution for both import and export customers and help them reduce their carbon footprint as empty containers no longer have to be returned to their origin.

There will be no need for an empty return leg where the equipment would be unused and sent back to the Thai port of Laem Chabang where it entered the country.

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Exporters from both Laos and North-East Thailand will benefit from no delay in accessing containers in their region, which means they can swiftly and easily expedite their freight on its journey to the port.

Elaine Low, South East Asia Executive Vice President, CEVA Logistics, said: “Our close co-operation with CMA CGM to deliver a unique industry proposition has been warmly welcomed by customers in both Laos and Northeastern Thailand.

“It serves as a very concrete example of the tangible benefits the strategic partnership with CMA CGM already brings to our customers, providing them with faster access to our global network, adding value to their supply chains and helping preserve the environment.”

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