Industry Giants in Joint New Service


CMA CGM has announced an improved service connecting North Europe with Central America; the enhanced ECS service will provide one of the shortest transit times on the market, linking Rotterdam from Costa Rica in only 14 days and adding London as a port of call in 15 days.

This offer is dedicated to reefer transport from Central America and the Caribbean to North Europe and allows to connect the United Kingdom with all of the Caribbean through CMA CGM’s strategic hub in Kingston, Jamaica, one of the most modern ports in the area.

Offered in cooperation with Hapag–Lloyd, the service will be run by five state of the art CMA CGM vessels with 2300 TEUs and 550 reefer plugs and one Hapag–Lloyd vessel. The first vessel will enter the port of London Gateway on January 6, 2017.

The new rotation will be:

  • Puerto Limon – Kingston – Rotterdam – London – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Caucedo – Kingston – Santo Tomas de Castilla – Puerto Cortes – Puerto Limon.

On November 23, 2016 PTI reported that CMA CGM and CNAN NORD Spa, Algerian National Shipping Company, had announced a cooperation agreement on to develop shipping in Algeria. 

The agreement is part of the CMA CGM development strategy in Algeria, which aims at accompanying shipping transportation development within the country.

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