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CMA CGM and Maersk to launch North Asia-Black Sea joint service

CMA CGM and Maersk to launch North Asia-Black Sea joint service

Marseilles: CMA CGM announces the launching of a new joint service with Maersk Line linking North Asia and Black Sea, dubbed the New Bosphorous Express. The service will be with 10 containerships of 6,500teu, each line supplying five. The first vessel to be deployed will be the CMA CGM Baudelaire leaving Dalian on May 20.
Rotation will be: Dalian, Tianjin, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Taipei, Chiwan, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Kelang, Aqaba, Port Said, Damietta, Istanbul Evyap, Istanbul Ambarli, Constanza, Illichivsk, Odessa, Damietta, Port Said, Port Kelang, Tanjung Pelepas, Dalian.
"After some difficult months of economic recession in the countries bordering the Black Sea, we are starting to see some signs of recovery in the exchanged flows to and from Asia," says Christine Cabau, CMA CGM's svp Asia/Mediterranean, Red Sea, Black Sea & Adriatic Lines. "CMA CGM wishes to accompany its clients in the area with reshuffled direct coverage whilst ensuring stability of the capacity on offer. This new product will reinforce our port coverage as well as overall service quality and reliability." 
CMA CGM Group says New Bosphorous Express enhances its existing Med services and means it is now able to call directly all major Asian and Mediterranean ports, offering the most comprehensive port coverage from the Black Sea.  [12/05/09]

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