CMA CGM announced earlier today the strengthening of its position on Europe > West Africa route by becoming vessel operator on its current service EURAF 5.

EURAF 5 operated by CMA CGM between Europe and West Africa South range

Container ship CMA CGM Africa Three - Image courtesy of Miranda Reiffers Te Loo

Effective April 5th, 2017:

  • CMA CGM operates 2 vessels on EURAF 5 between North Europe and West Africa South Range
  • With a weekly frequency, EURAF 5 connects Europe to Angola, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cameroon is served on a fortnightly basis.
  • Reefer cargo from Abidjan relies on a direct service to Europe with very fast transit times. Antwerp is reached in 15 days, Le Havre in 18 days, Lisbon in 21 days

CMA CGM EURAF 5 service

EURAF 5 port coverage:

Antwerp – Le Havre – Lisbon – Algeciras – Tangiers – Pointe Noire – Luanda – Lobito [ fortnightly ] – Namibe [ fortnightly ] – Douala [ fortnightly ] – Abidjan – Algeciras – Antwerp

Source: CMA CGM