Striving to serve South Africa exporters' needs during the peak reefer season, CMA CGM announced yesterday that it will upgrade the South Africa export coverage on Midas 1 service dedicated to India and Middle East Gulf destinations.

CMA CGM to upgrade MIDAS Loop 1 connecting South Africa with Indian Subcontinent and Middle East Gulf
Caption: Container ship CMA CGM Africa Three - Image courtesy of Miranda Reiffers Te Loo

Effective December 22nd, 2017 with m/v ROBIN HUNTER, MIDAS 1 port rotation will include a direct weekly call at Cape Town for a reliable and competitive service offering:

  • Middle East Gulf destinations are reached with competitive transit times: Cape Town to Jebel Ali in 18 days, Khor Fakkan in 20 days and Dammam in 22 days
  • India Subcontinent destinations are served in direct with fast and reliable transit times: Mundra is reached from Cape Town in 23 days, Nhava Sheva in 25 days and Colombo in 28 days
  • South Africa coverage with Durban export call should resume in May 2018, the Westbound call remains unchanged

MIDAS 1 port coverage:

Cape Town - Port Elizabeth - Jebel Ali - Khor Fakkan - Mundra - Nhava Sheva - Colombo - Durban - Pointe Noire - Apapa - Tincan/Lagos - Cotonou - Tema - Cape Town

CMA CGM MIDAS Loop 1 service

Source: CMA CGM