The CMA CGM Group, a worldwide shipping group, announced the union, from April 1st, 2019, of its Containerships and MacAndrews brands under the single Containerships brand.
By joining the forces of two recognized experts of intra-European multimodal transport, the CMA CGM Group will create and develop an Intra-European leading brand, combining unique maritime and inland solutions with complementary regional footprints. This new, innovative single brand will thus be able to unlock major synergies and concentrate its resources on commercial growth and on the development of high quality services for its customers. The integration of the local agencies networks will also allow for the creation of a tailored intra-regional service, in line with the CMA CGM Group’s “Customer Centricity” strategy.
Containerships: a single brand resulting from the combination of two specialists of the intra-European routes
Acquired by the CMA CGM Group in 2018, Containerships is a specialist in intra-Europe for logistics services related to containerized cargo. Containerships offers its customers a complete range of very high-quality services as well as logistics solutions for all modes of transportation (ships, trucks, trains and barges) and is present in the Baltic markets, Russia, Northern Europe, North Africa and Turkey.
MacAndrews, which joined the CMA CGM Group in 2002 and which merged with OPDR in 2018, also offers a complete range of quality rail, road and maritime transport services and is a specialist of container transport on Intra-European routes. It mainly connects North and Central Europe with the Iberian Peninsula, the Canary Islands and Morocco.
Guillaume Lathelize, Senior Vice President – Short Sea Lines Med & North Europe, declares on this occasion: “With the combination of these two complementary brands recognized for their expertise, the CMA CGM Group reaffirms its strategy aimed at densifying its regional coverage and developing land and logistics services. We will thus be able to offer our customers tailored end-to-end solutions and better cater to their expectations and their needs.”
The CMA CGM Group, a leader of the industry’s energy transition
With Containerships, the CMA CGM Group reinforces its commitment in favor of the environment. Containerships thus took delivery last December of the CONTAINERSHIPS NORD, the first vessel powered with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to join the Group’s fleet.
Also equipped with a fleet of LNG-powered trucks, Containerships is therefore able to offer LNG at each step of the transportation process. This capacity will be further boosted in the coming months with the delivery of new 1,400-TEU (Twenty-foot equivalent units) LNG-powered container ships, and from 2020 with the integration in the CMA CGM fleet of nine 22,000 TEU vessels propelled by LNG.
The use of LNG represents a real technological breakthrough which allows for up to 99% less sulphur and fine particles emissions, 85% less nitrogen oxides emissions and 25% less CO2 emissions as compared to heavy fuel oil.
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