• Two new services instead of one
• Increased departure frequency
• Improved coverage
CMA CGM Group announced on Monday (July 18) the launch of two new weekly services, EPIC 1 and EPIC 2, between the Arab Gulf, Pakistan, North West India and North Europe.
The current Epic service will make room for the two new weekly services.
EPIC 1 offering a direct connection between North Europe and Pakistan – North West India. In partnership with MSC and UASC, the rotation will be as follows:
This service will start the 26th of july with the first call of the CMA CGM Traviata in Port Qasim
• EPIC 2 offering a direct connection between North Europe and United Arab Emirates, Pakistan and North West India. In partnership with HAPAG LLOYD and HAMBURG SUD, the rotation will be as follows:
This service will start on 24th of july, with the first call in Khorfakkan
The ship operators on both services allow CMA CGM to increase its departure frequency between the Indian subcontinent and North Europe, and enrich its ports coverage.
Container ship CMA CGM La Traviata - Image: Manuel Hernández Lafuente
These optimizations strengthens the service’s quality with:
An improvement of port coverage:
In India with the addition of a weekly call in HAZIRA.
In the United Kingdom with 3 weekly calls (Southampton and Felixstowe on EPIC 1, London Gateway on EPIC 2).
An improvement of transit times from India:
An increase of calls in Port Qasim, Nhava Sheva and Mundra.
These two services will be connected and will also benefit from connections with others Group’s lines in Tangier by offering always more adjacent destinations from the Arab Gulf and the Indian subcontinent.
Source: CMA CGM