The former general manager at China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) is confirmed to be heading the merger of APL’s Greater China Operations to CMA CGM, reports JOC.com.
Zhao Hongzhou previously worked for Cosco, who joined CSCL to make China Cosco Shipping.
Technical Paper: CMA CGM: A 21st Century Shipping Line
CMA CGM recently joined MSC in the investment of a French start up, TRAXENS, a cargo logistics solutions company.
Rodolphe Saadé, Vice-Chairman of CMA CGM, said: “We recognised the need for more and better data coming from our containers quite a while ago. We are proud to have identified the potential of the TRAXENS solution early on.”
In July, 2016, CMA CGM announced its two new ‘EPIC’ shipping lines to join Europe and Northern India/Pakistan in partnership with Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud.
The heads of APL and CMA CGM will be meeting other leading industry figures for a discussion on the new post-Panamax “big shipping era” in October 2016.