CMA CGM to take stake and sign freighter joint venture with Air France-KLM

Freight forwarder CMA CGM has signed a deal Air France-KLM for a joint freighter network and to take a stake of up to 9% in the Franco-Dutch airline. The freighter deal will initially create a fleet of ten full aircraft – four from CMA CGM and six from Air France KLM – but will include a total of 12 additional aircraft that are on order for the two operators. The joint ... [+]

CMA CGM to add two freighters

Shipping group-turned-air cargo operator CMA CGM is to buy two new Boeing 777 freighters to grow its air freight division. CMA CGM Group launched its dedicated air freight division, CMA CGM Air Cargo, in March flights between Liege (Belgium) and Chicago, followed by New York, Atlanta, and Dubai. The group said the ... [+]

Shipping line halts spot rate rises

CMA CGM says it will stop all spot rate increases from 9 September until 1 February 2022, saying it is prioritizing long-term relationship with customers in the face of an unprecedented situation in the shipping industry. Since the beginning of 2021, container shipping spot freight rates have continued to rise ... [+]

Change at the top for Maersk in UK and Ireland

AP Moller-Maersk area managing director for the UK and Ireland Jeremy Haycock, who has led the organisation since early 2020, is leaving the company at the end of July to pursue external career opportunities. His replacement is Gary Jeffreys, currently managing director for UK and Ireland at Maersk’s partner in ... [+]

CMA air arm extends offer

CMA CGM’s new air cargo arm is adding Dubai, Beirut and Istanbul to its existing services between Liège, Chicago, New York and Atlanta. It adds that its services to Dubai give scope for sea-air services. The carrier also plans shortly to start up regular services from Liège to Beirut and ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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