CMA CGM is already calling in Dunkirk port with its FAL 7 service between Asia and Europe. As from June 10th 2012, the CMA CGM Group will be offering another possibility of direct call to Dunkirk from India, the Gulf and the Mediterranean with its EPIC service.
The EPIC service is operated with eight 5,700 teus vessels and its rotation will be as follows: Port Qasim (Karachi) > Nhava Sheva > Mundra > Jeddah > Malta > Tangier Med > Southampton > Rotterdam > Hamburg > Antwerp > Dunkirk > Le Havre > Port Said East > Khor Al Fakkan > Jebel Ali > Port Qasim
The first call to Dunkirk on Sunday June 10th 2012 will be assured by the CMA CGM VERDI, 5,700 teus vessel.
"This new call will provide our customers 3 days faster than today solution via FAL 7 through Rotterdam, as well as, a second entry port into the French market, placing CMA CGM as the only operator serving two French ports, Dunkirk and Le Havre, from India and Gulf. It also offers good opportunities for exports to East Med (via Port Said), to Arab Gulf, to India as well as to Indian Ocean (via Khorfakkan).” declares Christophe de La Ferrière, Europe/Indian Sub-Continent Lines Manager.