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P3 plans revealed

[ October 23, 2013   //   ]

P3 plans revealed

CMA CGM has revealed details of its planned P3 network that it plans to set up with its new partners Maersk and MSC. Claiming the most comprehensive network on the three main East West Trades, there will be 13 weekly services on the Asia-Europe/Mediterranean trades, five weekly Transatlanticservices – three from North Europe and two from the Med – and nine weekly Transpacific services. In the east-west trades alone, there will be 27 fixed-day weekly loops, 240 vessels with total capacity of 2,6 million teu and 143 ports will be served.

The partners also promise an extensive European feeder network covering the UK east and west coasts, plus Ireland and intermodal services to all parts of the European hinterland.

Direct Far East deepsea calls in the UK include: FAL2 between China and Malaysia and Southampton; FAL3 between Japan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Felixstowe; FAL 5 (Central and South China, Malaysia and both Southampton and Felixstowe with Southhampton as first port of discharge westbound; FAL 7 Korea, China and Felixstowe as last port of loading easbound; FAL8 comprehensive range of Chinese ports including west Peral River Deklta at Nasha, Sri Lanka and Felixstowe as first port of discharge; and FAL9 Korea, China, Singapore and Felixstowe.

In the Europe/North America trades there will be five fixed day weekly loops, 32 vessels and 200,000teu a week, with 28 ports of call. The Liberty Bridge service calls at Felixstowe, New York, Baltimore and Norfolk and the Equality Bridge will link Felixstowe to New York, Norfolk and Charleston.

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