CMA CGM increases capacity and supports regional economic growth, adds calls to Zeebrugge and Rotterdam on its PCRF line offering new import and export opportunities to local clients.
CMA CGM has announced the upgrade of its service to the French West Indies. During the first quarter of 2016, the PCRF line which offers direct connections between the French West Indies and Northern Europe, will increase its capacity and add two new calls at Zeebrugge and Rotterdam.
CMA CGM increases its fleet capacity calling the French West Indies supporting regional growth
During the first quarter of 2016, PCRF line’s capacity which links the French West Indies to Europe will be increased by replacing current 2,200 TEU capacity vessels by 2,800 TEU capacity vessels.
This move supports regional growth of both the French Indies market, currently around 3%, and promotes intra-Caribbean trade developments.
CMA CGM deploys a new rotation adding European port of calls and offering extended import and export solutions
The new rotation will be: Dunkirk, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Montoir de Bretagne, Pointe à Pitre, Fort de France, Pointe à Pitre, Dunkerque.
CMA CGM is an historical and major actor in the French West Indies market
CMA CGM has been a major actor in the French West Indies market for several decades. The Group has built a diversified and extremely reliable service offer dedicated to this area. Five lines connect the French West Indies to the rest of the World:
- PCRF and Mediterranean Caribbean services offer direct connections to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea
- 3 regional services offer transshipment solutions reaching the whole sub region
CMA CGM West Indies and Guyana Lines Central President Guillaume Lathelize commented: “CMA CGM is a historical actor within the West Indies shipping industry. The Group has constantly developed dedicated services to this area: the PCRF line is a key example, serving the French West Indies from Northern Europe. Increasing vessels’ size on this line will not only support regional growth, but will also develop our transshipment activity in Pointe à Pitre and Fort de France, two Group’s hubs serving surrounding markets such as the lesser Antilles and Northern Latine America. New calls in Zeebruge and Rotterdam will offer new export and import solutions for the domestic market as well as transshipment”