Shipping company CMA CGM has upgraded its CIMEX service linking Asia to the Middle East region.
Shipping company CMA CGM has upgraded its CIMEX service linking Asia to the Middle East region. The enhanced service, which has been introduced in partnership with CSCL, will be operated with a modern fleet of 6 vessels with homogeneous capacity of 8,500 TEUs. This fleet will replace the 3000 and 5700 TEUs vessels that were deployed on the previous CIMEX / AMA services, without adding extra capacity on the market.
In addition, the upgrade will include the introduction of five new ports calls (Tianjin, Dalian, Shekou, Nansha and Damman) offering new direct connections to North China and the Middle East region.
?The trade from Asia to the Middle East has enjoyed a healthy growth that is likely to continue,? the company stated in a press release.
?With this new first class service, CMA CGM is pleased to be able to offer its customers the most efficient fleet and a unique enlarged port coverage including Damman in Saudi Arabia, thus being the only carrier to call 4 ports in the Gulf,? it added.
The new CIMEX rotation will be as follows: Tianjin, Dalian, Pusan, Shanghai (Yangshan), Shanghai (Waigaoqiao), Ningbo, Shekou, Port Kelang, Khor Fakkan, Jebel Ali, Damman, Bandar Abbas, Port Kelang, Nansha and return to Tianjin.