CMA CGM Subsidiary to Connect North Europe


OPDR, as part of the CMA CGM Group, has announced the introduction of its new PENN service. Via Rotterdam, the service connects Continental Europe with the United Kingdom and Norway.

The new weekly PENN service links Rotterdam with the United Kingdom and three of the key ports in Norway: Oslo, Moss and Brevik.

Rotterdam’s role as a hub port in this new service provides opportunities for regular shipments between Continental Europe, the Scandinavian Peninsula and the United Kingdom’s east coast.

CMA CGM: A 21st Century Shipping Line

The transit rank among the best in the market: The Norwegian ports Oslo, Moss and Brevik are connected with Rotterdam in only two and three days, respectively. Moreover, Rotterdam is perfectly connected by rail with the German hinterland and Italy. Hamburg will be added as an additional hub port at the beginning of November.

The two deployed ice-strengthened vessels (700 TEU) carry 45ft pallet wide high cube reefer containers will provide enhanced cargo security as well as increased cargo intake.

The port rotation will operate as follows:

Rotterdam – Immingham – Teesport – Grangemouth – Rotterdam – Oslo – Moss – Brevik – Rotterdam

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