The CMA CGM Group has announced a new cooperation set up with current partner Maersk Line, APL and OOCL on 3 existing Far East to Indian Subcontinent services (CIMEX 2/FM3, CIX, CIX3), starting in February 2014.
In a Slot Sharing Agreement that also includes partners as Emirates Shipping Line, Hamburg Süd and Regional Container Lines, 18 vessels with a total capacity of about 17,500 TEU’s will be deployed on the 3 Far East-Indian Subcontinent services.
This enhanced network will enable the Group to offer 3 sailings per week - covering Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan - compared to 1 weekly sailing that is currently offered by each Liner.
The multi-carrier cooperation will provide more frequent sailings between Asia’s major hubs, and will definitely minimize routes duplication on this trade.
The enhanced Far East-Indian Subcontinent services with improved operational efficiency and a more consistent service set up - will enable the CMA CGM Group to offer fast transit times with flexible and competitive options.
CIMEX 2 service will be upgraded as follows:
CIMEX 2-N (“North Loop” to be operated by CMA CGM and Maersk Line) Tianjin – Dalian – Qingdao – Kwangyang – Busan – Ningbo – Hong Kong – Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas – Colombo – Pipavav – Nhava Sheva – Port Qasim – Singapore – Tianjin
CIMEX 2-C (“Central Loop” to be operated by Hamburg Süd, OOCL and Regional Container Lines) Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Singapore – Colombo – Nhava Sheva – Pipavav – Port Kelang – Singapore – Hong Kong – Shanghai
CIMEX 2-S (“South Loop” to be operated by APL, Emirates Shipping Line and OOCL) Nansha – Chiwan – Hong Kong – Singapore – Colombo – Nhava Sheva – Pipavav –Colombo – Port Kelang – Singapore – Nansha