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CMA CGM adds Iskenderun call on BEX service

CMA CGM adds Iskenderun call on BEX service
CMA CGM has added a call in Turkey's Iskenderun port on its Bosphorus Express Line (BEX) service on Tuesday, joining Asia to the southern Turkish port.

The French container line said it now offers the only direct service on the market joining Asia to the East Mediterranean.

"By adding a call in Iskenderun, the south part of the country will now be called directly and each week by the group's vessels sailing the BEX line," CMA CGM said.

"The port of Iskenderun is located in a strategic area in the south of the country. The group, that has been present in Turkey since 2003, is the first shipping group to have joined the Asian and Turkish strategic markets. With this new call, CMA CGM expands its geographical coverage. Seven of the group's services new call directly 13 Turkish ports," it said.

CMA CGM added that it will benefit from the port of Iskenderun offers that will provide dry and reefer containers storage, and rail and road infrastructures to and from the port.