The French container line and Seatrade are combining their PAD and Meridian services in a vessel sharing agreement.
The service will link Northern Europe, the East Coast of the United States, Central America, the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Peru and the Caribbean on a weekly basis.
CMA CGM and Seatrade will both be contributing six vessels to the service with one further vessel from Marfret. The 13 vessels will have a capacity of 2,200 – 2,500 teu with a minimum of 600 reefer slots.
The service is due to launch in October this year subject to relevant regulatory approvals.