CMA CGM Group, the company that owns France’s biggest shipping carrier, has merged its intra-European container transport subsidiaries MacAndrews and OPDR to strengthen its multimodal offer in Europe.
The merger has resulted in MacAndrews keeping its name and becoming the sector leader, with a presence in 16 countries, 18 services, 36 agencies and 595 employees — a combination of 310 from OPDR and 285 from MacAndrews.
Its headquarters will be in Hamburg.
Acquired by CMA CGM in 2002, MacAndrews is the oldest shipping company in Europe.
It offers rail, land and maritime transport services to customers and is a specialist in container transport on short-sea routes as well as multimodal solutions in Europe.
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MacAndrews connects Great Britain, the Iberian Peninsula and Poland.
OPDR, acquired by the CMA CGM Group in 2015, is specialized in intra-European short-sea transport and logistics.
The merger is part of the group’s strategy to develop its intra-regional activities.
CMA CGM stated that the changes will not affect employment and existing services in each entity.