CMA CGM Group announced on Friday changes concerning the Group’s 2 direct weekly services connecting India Middle East Gulf to East Africa strategic markets
Starting February 20th, 2017, CMA CGM has decided to upgrade its products as follows:
- 2 direct weekly services with a combined fleet of 9 vessels up to 3,500 TEU, 12 ports of call
- Swahili Express service will be dedicated to Kenya and Tanzania markets with very fast transit times. Mombasa will be reached from Mundra in 12 days and Dar Es Salaam in 14 days.
- Noura Express service will have an improved transit time to Somalia by 4 days. Mogadishu port will be reached in 7 days from Jebel Ali and in 17 days from Mundra.
As from m/v CHIEF at Nhava Sheva on February 24th, 2017, Swahili service will be operated with 4 vessels. CMA CGM will add Mombasa direct call in complement to the current Dar Es Salaam call. The port coverage at origin will be upgraded with 2 direct port calls in India. Longoni and Zanzibar calls are discontinued.
In addition to the significant service improvements and transit times on Swahili service to East Africa, CMA CGM’s product dedicated to Somalia and Indian Ocean with Noura service will be upgraded as well.
As from m/v KETA on February 20th, 2017, Noura service will be operated with 5 vessels of 2,200 TEU. The service to Mogadishu will have significantly improved transit times. Longoni and Zanzibar port calls transferred from Swahili will be continued on Noura. Port Victoria call remains unchanged.
Source: CMA CGM