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 ... [+]

Fastest POSSible from Spain

CMA CGM short-sea subsidiary OPDR says its new POSS service between the inland port of Seville and Tilbury, via Setubal in Portugal is the fastest link Southern Spain and the UK. Taking just four days, the service to Seville also provides connections by rail and truck to Madrid and the ... [+]

OPDR offers new Norway route

CMA CGM short sea subsidiary OPDR is offering a new service between the UK and Norway. The weekly PENN service links Immingham, Teesport and Grangemouth with Oslo, Moss and Brevik, via Rotterdam. Two ice-strengthened 700teu ships operate the service, with capacity for 45ft boxes and reefers. [+]

Flying to the Canaries

CMA CGM short-sea subsidiaries Boluda Lines and OPDR say they are now offering the fastest transit times from Tilbury to Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma in the Canary Islands, following signing of a strategic alliance. They are two operating two sailings per week reaching Lanzarote in eight days and with ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Agadir-Tilbury link

OPDR Maroc, the new daughter company of Schulte Group short-sea specialist OPDR Group, has launched a new service between Agadir, Tilbury and the North Continent. The Argan Express will call Agadir every Thursday and will directly serve ports in Spain (one transit day), then Tilbury England (five days) and Rotterdam. ... [+]

Tilbury books new directory business

The Port of Tilbury’s London Paper Terminal has signed a new deal with Hemisphere Freight to handle over 20,000 tonnes of directories from Spain. It follows the relocation of shipping line, OPDR to Tilbury in December. Hemisphere controls the business of a major importer of directories from Spain. OPDR containers ... [+]

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