CMA CGM launches new WEMED service dedicated to intra Mediterranean trades

By Curious

The new WEMED service links 11 ports in 7 Mediterranean countries

• CMA CGM strengthens its historical presence on the Mediterranean market by connecting France, Spain, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Malta and Algeria direct
• CMA CGM offers a direct connection between East Med and West Med

CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping Group, announced yesterday the launch of the first Group’s service dedicated to intra Mediterranean trades.

CMA CGM launches new WEMED service dedicated to intra Mediterranean trades

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The WEMED service (West Med – East Med) was launched on March 11th 2016 and offers the Group’s clients direct transport solutions to Eastern Mediterranean countries (France, Spain, Algeria) an Western Mediterranean countries (Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt).

The WEMED line is the first and only CMA CGM service to be fully dedicated to Mediterranean countries. It directly links Eastern Mediterranean countries (France, Spain, Algeria) to Western Mediterranean countries (Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt) via Malta, a CMA CGM major hub offering transshipment connections towards worldwide markets.

This new service answers the area’s growing commercial exchanges – Turkey being a major economic partner for Mediterranean countries – and strengthens CMA CGM presence on its traditional market.

The WEMED line offer strong performances for East Mediterranean countries:

  • Transit times offered from Southern Europe to East Mediterranean Sea are among the best on the market: Turkey is linked in 7 days from Valencia, and 9 days from Marseille.

Four 1,200 to 1,700 TEU-capacity vessels will be deployed on this new line. The rotation will be as follow: Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Malta, Mersin, Iskenderun, Beirut, Alexandria, Malta, Algiers and Marseille.

The CMA CGM WEMED service links 11 ports in 7 Mediterranean countries

Source: CMA CGM