Updated: China scuppers P3 deal

  Maersk, CMA CGM and MSC have abandoned plans to set up a global P3 alliance after a shock announcement by China's ministry of commerce that it would not sanction the deal, on 17 June. The announcement comes as a blow to the three operators, who had expected Beijing to follow the US Federal Maritime Commission and European Commission's earlier lead in sanctioning the move. However, it appears that Chinese concern over ... [+]

CMA takes stake in new Nigeria port

Philippines-based terminal operator ICTSI has sold a 25% stake in its Nigerian operation, Lekki International Container Terminal Services to CMA Terminals, the 100% ports subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group. Lekki, 60km east of Lagos, aims to provide a solution to current congestion in Nigeria and act as a regional ... [+]

CMA CGM offers Tilbury-Lagos link

CMA CGM Group will make a major reorganisation of its services between North Europe, the Med and West Africa from mid-December including the addition of UK and Nigeria calls on its PC Weekly service. The seven 3,500teu vessels on the service will call at vessels of 3, 500 teu Tilbury ... [+]

Merger in South America

C are to merge their services between North Europe and East Coast South America into one operated with Panamax tonnage. It will call direct Santos, Paranagua, Navegantes, Santos, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador in Brazil, along with others on the north-west Continent. There is no direct UK call.   [+]

Giant of the seas

CMA CGM Group’s flagship and largest French-flagged containership Christophe Colomb became the 100th vessel of more than 10,000 teus to call at the port of Le Havre on 6 December. The ship is the first in a series of eight vessels named after great explorers, and has a capacity of ... [+]

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