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Maersk drops CMA sharing agreement

[ December 16, 2011   //   ]

Maersk Line is to discontinue its vessel sharing agreement with CMA CGM from mid-February and is to add the ports of Zeebrugge, Hamburg and Le Havre to its new Daily service – though without the money-back guarantee if scheduled sailing times are not met. However, shippers to these ports will still benefit from “the increase in reliability offered by inclusion on the Daily Maersk conveyor belt”, said the line.

Vice President of Europe Service Vincent Clerc, said: “The cancellation of the vessel sharing agreement with CMA offered us another opportunity to look at how we served customers moving cargo between Asia and North Europe. We found that without CMA we could actually offer an enhanced service to customers in more corridors and maintain our promise on the Daily Maersk corridors.”

Maersk added that since the launch of the Daily service in October average on-time cargo availability has been 99.4%.