CMA CGM Group and its subsidiary DELMAS announced the launching, end of November 2008, of a new weekly service dedicated to the Indian Ocean Islands: Mascareignes Express Operated from Djibouti, with four vessels with nominal capacity of 1,700 TEU, Mascareignes Express will provide enlarged port coverage in the Indian Ocean, offering weekly calls in Port Victoria (Seychelles), Pointe des Galets (Reunion), Port Louis (Mauritius), Tamatave (Madagascar) and Longoni (Mayotte).
The service will guarantee new transport opportunities between North Europe, the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, thanks to weekly direct connections in Djibouti on CMA CGM’s EPIC (Europe, Pakistan, India)‘and MEX (Mediterranean, Asia) services.
From North Europe, cargo will be transported via the EPIC service calling in: Southampton, Hamburg, Antwerp, Le Havre, Port Sa’d, and Djibouti.
From the Mediterranean, cargo will be transported via the MEX service calling in: Valencia, Barcelona, Fos, Genoa, Malta, Damietta, and Djibouti.
‘For Dominique Petit and Denis Laure, in charge of Asia / Africa lines at CMA CGM and DELMAS,‘“This new service enables CMA CGM Group to provide its customers with improved port coverage on the Europe/Indian Ocean market, with calls in the major North Europe and Mediterranean ports, and in the main Indian Ocean Islands.”
This new development coincides with the opening in Djibouti of a new dedicated agency, CMA CGM Djibouti. It reflects CMA CGM’s commitment to serving its customers in the Europe/Indian Ocean trade with ever-improved shipping services.