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  28th February 2011 - STAR MARITIME

CGM upgrades PEX 2 service

MARSEILLES: CMA CGM Group has upgraded its its PEX 2 service, currently linking Asia, Mexico and the Caribbean, in order to meet the growing demand on these trade lanes.

This improvement will see the introduction of a second loop which will enable it to serve North Brazil, in addition to Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and the Caribbean by April.

Among the other enhancements are reduced transit times by 10 days from Asia to Port of Spain and the fastest transit time in the market to Manaus.

It also provides exhaustive coverage of the trade with new calls in Asia, such as Nansha in China and Port Kelang in Malaysia, and unique direct calls on the market at Suape and Salvador de Bahia (Brazil).

It also opens an access to a unique feedering network operated by CMA CGM Group in the Caribbean, namely 40 ports of calls and 94 weekly calls in the Caribbean and the north coast of Latin America. “This new agreement will enable the CMA CGM Group to provide a unique product dedicated to Asia, Mexico, the Caribbean and North Brazil, with direct calls to serve major Caribbean markets.

“It is new evidence of the group’s ability to adapt rapidly to the booming market between Asia and Latin America, to best meet customers’ demands,” said Nicole Chamard, senior line manager for Caribbean and Latin America. The rotation will be:

l Loop 1 : Chiwan, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Pusan, Ensenada, Manzanillo (Mexico), Manzanillo (Panama), Cartagena, Kingston, Caucedo, Puerto Cabello, Chiwan

·Loop 2 : Port Kelang, Nansha, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Pusan, Manzanillo (Mexico), Manzanillo (Panama), Kingston, Port of Spain, Suape, Salvador, Port Kelang

The new service will start its first rotation with, on the first loop, the CMA CGM CHÂTEAU D’IF, sailing from Chiwan on April 5, and for the second loop, the CMA CGM JADE which will sail from Nansha on April 4.


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