CMA CGM has joined COSCO, OOCL and ONE on the East Mediterranean America (EMA) service, replacing Yang Ming as the 4th partner on the Med-USEC service. CMA CGM sells the service as the Turkey Express (TUX), with its participation commencing from 25 November 2022 with the introduction of the 4,360 teu CMA CGM LAPIS to the service. It will join 5 other ships of 4,200-5,00 teu, of which 2 are operated by COSCO and ONE, and 1 by OOCL. The service currently calls at Iskenderun, Aliaga, Ambarli, Pir
COSCO will withdraw its CENX "Prince Port Express Line" transpacific service that connects Qingdao, Shanghai, Prince Rupert, Qingdao. The last sailing was made by the 4,250 teu XIN YING KOU that departed from Qingdao on 12 November 2022. The CENX was first launched on 26 October 2021 by COSCO using 5 ships of 4,200-5,000 teu. In April 2022, OCEAN Alliance partners OOCL and CMA CGM began to participate on the service, branding it as the Pacific China North 2 (PCN2) and Great Lakes Express (GLX)
CMA CGM has announced the launch of the new MOCANA service connecting Morocco to North America. The service will be offered as a leg of the OCEAN Alliance's Columbus JAX service with the addition of 2 calls at Tanger Med on the Atlantic leg of the USEC-FE-USWC pendulum service. The revised Columbus JAX service will call at Yantian, Cai Mep, Singapore, Port Klang, Colombo, Tanger Med(new), Halifax, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston, Tanger Med(new), Port Klang, Singapore, Laem Chabang, Ca
The main carriers’ average EBIT margins fell by 3.4% from the 2Q peak of 54.3% to 50.9%. However, the gap between individual carriers are widening, with some notable drops at Wan Hai (down 13.0%), OOCL (down 8.3%), HMM (down 6.8%) and Yang Ming (down 6.1%). Carriers with a larger share on the Asia-US West Coast have suffered the largest margin erosion, with a sharper drop expected in 4Q 2022 as the rate malaise has spread to other tradelanes.
On 25 Nov, CMA CGM reported 3Q earnings which was down 7% QoQ driven by 3% QoQ lower freight rates and 9% QoQ higher OPEX. Main delta for OPEX increase are fuel and chartering expenses. CMA CGM’s group level profit margin is lower than that of the liner industry average, being affected by the less profitable logistics businesses. However, CMA CGM enjoys relatively better capital efficiency on less idle cash on its balance sheet, which helps CMA CGM deliver a Return on Equity ratio on par with
CNC Line, the intra-Asian subsidiary of CMA CGM, has launched a new China Southeast Asia (CSE1) service that connects Dalian, Incheon, Ningbo, Shanghai, Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Manila, Quinhon, Chu Lai, Dalian The service started on 11 October 2022 with the 1,756 teu CNC PLUTO from Dalian. 4 ships of 1,012-1,952 teu are deployed on this service.
CMA CGM is launching Manaus Shuttle that will call Cartagena (Col), Manzanillo (Pan), Macapa, Manaus, Macapa, Vila do Conde, Cartagena (Col) on 28 days round trip. The service will start with 2,564 teu CMA CGM PEMBA at Cartagena on Dec 2. These five ships currently deployed to Brazil Express and Brazil Express 2 have been assigned to this new service: 2,564 teu CMA CGM PEMBA, 2,556 teu CMA CGM PUERTO ANTIOQUIA, 2,546 teu BALLENITA, 3,534 teu BOMAR PRAIA, 3,091 teu LUTETIA.
CMA CGM will revamp its existing BRAZEX 1 and BRAZEX 2 services that connects the US Gulf Coast with the Caribbeans and Brazil. The NEW BRAZEX will start from 11 November and call at New Orleans, Houston, Veracruz, Kingston, Cartagena, Salvador, Santos, Navegantes, Paranagua, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Cartagena, Kingston, New Orleans with 7 ships of 3,600-6,000 teu. A separate MANAUS SHUTTLE service will start from 29 November and call at Kingston, Manzanillo, Manaus, Vila do Conde, Kingston us
CMA CGM will launch a new Americas XL service that will connect Callao, San Antonio, Guayaquil, Cartagena, Port Everglades, Philadelphia, New York, Kingston, Buenaventura, Callao from 20 December 2022. The service is targetted at the refrigerated cargo exports from South America and it will deploy 6 ships of 3,000-4,000 teu with high reefer intakes of over 500 plug. It will be operated exclusive by CMA CGM and will be the only service to connect West Coast South America directly with the US Eas
CMA CGM will upgrade 3 of its existing Med-West Africa services with new rotations involving the MEDWAX, EURAF 3 and WAZZAN services. The new service details are as follows:- MEDWAX will operate in 35 days with 5 vessels of 2,200 to 2,800 teu calling at Tanger, Algeciras, Dakar, Conakry, Abidjan, Barcelona, Marseille, Valencia, Tanger from 29 October 2022. Revised MEDWAX rotationEURAF 3 will operate in 42 days with 6 vessels of 1,600 to 1,700 teu calling at Algeciras, Tanger, Freetown, Monrov