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CMA CGM offers direct Japan-Med link

CMA CGM offers direct Japan-Med link

Marseilles: CMA CGM announces the upgrading of its MEX Asia-Mediterranean service, to include direct calls at the Japanese ports of Nagoya, Yokohama and Kobe, effective from mid-May 2009. The improved service will thus offer very competitive transit times from Japan to the full range of West and East Med ports via the CMA CGM hubs at Malta and Damietta, says the company.
 
The service will still be operated with 10 vessels of about 5700 TEUs and the first vessel to call in Japan will be the CMA CGM STRAUSS on May 22. Port rotation will be: Nagoya, Yokohama, Kobe, Pusan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Chiwan, Hong Kong, Port Kelang, Beirut, Malta, Valencia, Barcelona, Fos, Genoa, Naples, Malta, Damietta, Djibouti, Khorfakkan, Port Kelang, Chiwan, Nagoya.
 
"We are the only shipping line offering at this stage a competitive and efficient connection from Japanese ports to a wide range of Mediterranean ports and vice versa," says Christine Cabau, Senior Vice-President Asia / Mediterranean, Red Sea, Black Sea & Adriatic Lines. "We are pleased to provide our customers regular and reliable connections from Japan to the West and East Mediterranean markets, North Africa as well as the Black Sea. The Japan market was the missing direct link in our Asia-Med and Med-Asia coverage: the MEX service is correcting this. We are eager to offer to our customers an enhanced service quality and an unique port coverage without adding capacity to the market."  [28/04/09]

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