In order to improve the quality and reliability of its services on the Asia-East Med trades, CMA CGM has announced it will be initiating a Winter Programme which temporarily merges its PHEOX and BEX lines.
The new rotation of port calls will be as follows:
Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Chiwan – Port Kelang – Koper – Trieste – Izmit – Avcilar – Constanza – Odessa – Avcilar – Piraeus – Port Kelang – Pusan
The first vessel to provide this service will be the Marshall Islands-flagged Cosco Shipping Panama, calling in Pusan, South Korea on October 30, 2016.
CMA CGM also announced the upcoming improvements to their Morocco and West Africa service, Wazzan, operating with three vessels of 1,200 TEU.
The improved service will begin November 8, 2016 with the British-flagged Delmas Swala at Casablanca; the new, modified service is expected to save six days of the rotation, with Dakar now only five days away from Casablanca weekly.
The improved service rotation will be as follows:
Algeciras – Tangiers – Casablanca – Las Palmas – Dakar – Nouakchott – Nouadhibou – Algeciras