CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping Group, is pleased to announce 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.

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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
From April 2016, the French West Indies will be linked each week to the ports of Zeebrugge and Rotterdam, on the PCRF line. By adding two calls, CMA CGM offers new export and import solutions to its clients in the French West Indies. Indeed, transshipment connections are offered towards worldwide markets in these strategic North European ports.

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: the PCRF and Mediterranean Caribbean services offer direct connections to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea, and 3 regional services offer transshipment solutions reaching the whole sub region.

Source: CMA-CGM