CMA CGM recruits IT expert

CMA CGM Group has appointed Nicolas Sekkaki as executive vice president IT, digital & transformation to accelerate its technological ambitions. The announcement comes just days after the group said that it was dealing with a cyber-attack that had affected its peripheral servers. External access to CMA CGM IT applications had to be shut down and the line’s website said that access to e-Commerce services was currently unavailable. Sekkaki is described as ... [+]

New chief executive for Containerships

Rob Waterman has been appointed as chief executive of Containerships – CMA CGM GmbH based in Hamburg. He replaces Claude Lebel who is retiring. Waterman has been chief executive of CMA CGM (UK) Shipping since March 2013, based in Liverpool. [+]

Clean power for Dunkerque

CMA CGM vessel APL Singapura inaugurated ‘cold ironing’ (onshore electric power) facilities at the Port of Dunkerque’s Flandres terminal on 8 January. By plugging into an onshore electricity supply ships calling at port can shut down their auxiliary engines while still getting the power they need, including maintaining temperature in refrigerated ... [+]

Rails to the Rhine

CMA CGM Group has launched a Rhine Valley Rail service linking the port of Rotterdam with the German hinterland. Six departures per week will run to inland hubs at Dortmund, Duisburg and Ludwigshafen, operated in cooperation with TFG with a first train departure on 18 October. In Rotterdam, the trains will ... [+]

Rare honour for CMA CGM chief

CMA CGM founder the late Jacques Saadé has achieved the rare – for a shipping man – accolade of having a main city thoroughfare named after him. The city of Marseilles has bestowed the title Boulevard Jacques R. Saadé on the road stretching along the Mediterranean a from the famous ... [+]

CMA CGM raises its game in medicine transport

CMA CGM has launched a Reefer Pharma division for temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products. The shipping line will provide its customers with a dedicated team to monitor shipments 24 hours from its head office in Marseilles, as well as on board its ships and from the company's operational centres in Singapore and ... [+]

Fort de France bolsters West Indies trade

CMA CGM has christened the Fort de France, the first of four new ships for its service to the French West Indies. The 3,504teu vessel will be followed by its sister ships in the next few months. [+]

Ceva slashes debt

CEVA Logistics, which recently rejected a bid for the remainder of the company from existing shareholder CMA CGM, said its net debt was down 43% to $1,190 million, in its preliminary results for 2018. It added that it has been a year of structural changes for CEVA, including ... [+]

Ceva rejects fresh CMA CGM bid

Ceva Logistics has rejected a CHF30 per share offer from CMA CGM for the remaining shares in the company, saying that it was too low. The shipping line already holds a major stake in the forwarder, under a deal in which Ceva also acquired 100% of CMA CGM Log, the ... [+]

Shipping line gets into farming

CMA CGM Group is supporting the financial and industrial development of urban farming company Agricool, which uses old shipping containers for its operations. Founded in 2015 in Paris, aims to produce fruit and vegetables without pesticides, picked and sold on the same day and to customers in the neighbourhood and ... [+]

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