CMA CGM to merge MacAndrews and OPDR

CMA CGM Group is to merge its MacAndrews and OPDR short sea subsidiaries into a single company, based in Hamburg, from 1 January. The combined company, which will be branded  MacAndrews will have a presence in 16 countries, 36 agencies, 595 employees (310 from OPDR  and 285 from MacAndrews), operating 18 services. Existing employment levels will be maintained, said the parent company. The existing MacAndrews company’s services connect the UK the ... [+]

CMA CGM to launch Bilbao-Poole ro ro service

CMA CGM subsidiary, MacAndrews, is launching a new ro ro service Bilbao in Spain and Poole through a space purchase agreement with Brittany Ferries. Branded Macpak (a name last used to market a container service between Southampton and Bilbao which started in the 1970s) it provides a door to door ... [+]

MacAndrews tweaks Iberia/UK routes

CMA CGM short-sea arm MacAndrews has made some adjustments to its Iberian service including a new trial call in Algeciras, southern Spain and in Figueira Da Foz. The revised east coast service departs Figueira Da Foz on Wednesday, Setúbal on Thursday and Leixões on Fridays and calls in Tilbury in ... [+]

Short sea lines make Tilbury their home

Short Sea shipping specialists MacAndrews and OPDR – both subsidiaries of CMA CGM – are to join forces at Tilbury's London Container Terminal from 1 January. Between them, the two lines will offer nine calls per week with connections to and from Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Poland, Morocco and Canary Islands. ... [+]

New short-sea option to Iberia

Short Sea operators MacAndrews and OPDR have launched a new weekly liner service between Tilbury, North Europe and the Iberian Peninsula. The new Portugal & South Spain service (POSS) calls at Tilbury, Dunkirk, Rotterdam, Leixoes, Setubal, Lisbon, Algeciras and Cartagena and is operated by three 700teu vessels. OPDR operates the ships ... [+]

Brussels OK for OPDR deal

The European Commission has approved CMA CGM Group’s acquisition of short-sea operator OPDR. The Moroccan competition authorities have also given the deal the green light. OPDR, currently part of the Bernhard Schulte Group operates between North Europe, the Canaries, Iberia and Morocco. It will become a subsidiary of CMA CGM’s ... [+]

CMA CGM buys another short-sea specialist

CMA CGM is to acquire German-based shortsea line company OPDR (Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei), subject to regulatory approval. OPDR is currently owned by the Bernhard Schulte Group and operates door to door logistics services between North Europe and the Canary Islands, the Iberian Peninsula, Morocco and Scandinavia. In late 2014, OPDR relocated ... [+]

MacAndrews makes it four to Liverpool

CMA CGM's short-sea operator MacAndrews is upping its service from Bilbao to Liverpool from three calls a week to four, having added a fourth vessel to its fleet. Liverpool will also be the first call on the new loop after departing from Bilbao; arrivals in the port will now be ... [+]

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