Container shipping moves into the digital age

CMA CGM has become the first ocean carrier to be listed on the Freightos online freight marketplace. It has signed a pilot agreement with online bookings, guaranteed pricing, and secured capacity on CMA CGM China-US trade lanes available on the platform. Extension to additional lanes is planned in the near future. It also gives the line’s customers direct access to instant pricing, routing, and concrete sailing information in seconds, as well ... [+]

Ceva to take over new shareholder’s logistics arm

CEVA is to acquire 100% of CMA CGM Log, the shipping line’s freight management service for $105 million, subject to regulatory approvals and due diligence. It forms part of a new strategic partnership between the two companies in which CMA CGM will itself take a stake of up to a ... [+]

Container lines to forge common IT platform

IT executives from MSC, AP Moller–Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, and Ocean Network Express plan to set up an association that will create common information technology standards for the container shipping industry. Members of the group identified a need for a neutral and non-profit body for ocean carriers that is driven ... [+]

CMA gets green light for Containerships takeover

CMA CGM said on 23 October that its agreement to take over Containerships owner Container Finance, signed in June, has been accepted unconditionally by all relevant competition authorities. The deal is expected to be completed on 31 October. [+]

CMA and Ceva outline new partnership

CEVA Logistics and CMA CGM say they will broaden their strategic partnership and sign a new relationship agreement. It follows the shipping line’s decision to take a stake of up to a third in the logistics company and the rejection of a rival offer from competitor DSV. The partners said the ... [+]

CMA ups Ceva stake to fend off DSV

Shipping line CMA CGM is increasing in its shareholding in logistics specialist Ceva, with the latter rejecting an advance by rival logistics firm DSV. CMA CGM announced that it would take a 25% share in Ceva Logistics in April, a deal which also allowed it to nominate two members to ... [+]

CMA starts work on London Gateway multi-temp hub

CMA CGM has started building work on its new multi-temperature warehouse at DP World London Gateway. The shipping line’s vice president specialised products Eric Legros, and inland business development manager Jean Vanmalle joined DP World executives for a ground-breaking ceremony at the port’s Logistics Park. CMA CGM has taken a long-term lease ... [+]

CMA CGM adds sulphur surcharge

CMA CGM has joined Maersk Line in imposing a sulphur surcharge. It says that the additional levy of about $160 per teu is necessary to pay for the increased costs of using higher grades of fuel oil and to invest in new technologies such as gas-powered ships or exhaust scrubbers. [+]

CMA takes fruit & veg shipping to the next level

Shipping line CMA CGM has unveiled a new active controlled atmosphere technology for the transportation of highly sensitive fruits and vegetables at the Asia Fruit Logistica fair. Climactive reduces the level of oxygen inside the container much faster and reaches the optimal level of oxygen and CO2 more rapidly thanks ... [+]

CMA gets Ceva stake approval

CMA CGM has  obtained all regulatory approvals for its plan to take a 25% share in Ceva Logistics. The shipping line has agreed not to increase its shareholding in the logistics firm for six months following the purchase. Both companies will now work together to expand their commercial cooperation and ... [+]

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