CMA CGM upgrades service offering connecting India & Middle East Gulf to East Africa

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 11-10-2017        Tweet

MARSEILLE: CMA CGM will upgrade and broaden its service offering connecting India and Middle East Gulf to East Africa, in order to better respond to the customers’ needs in the dynamic East Africa market. 

Starting 15th November 2017, CMA CGM will offer an additional product to East Africa, a direct service to Mozambique, an improved connectivity for Europe, North America origins and increased export

East Africa capacity:

3 direct weekly services serving 11 ports of call in East Africa with a total operated fleet of 14 vessels up to 3,500 TEU

•             Launch of NOURA 1 service offering a 2nd call in Mombasa in complement of Swahili Express service and a direct weekly call in Mogadishu

•             The current product NOURA 2 dedicated to Indian Ocean strategic market, will expand to Mozambique in Beira and Nacala with fast transit times

Service enhancement with NOURA 1 and NOURA 2, specialized products to East Africa and Indian Ocean:

NOURA 1

•             Weekly direct service fully operated by CMA CGM with 4 vessels of 2,200 TEU

•             2nd loop to Mombasa and direct service to Mogadishu from India and Middle East Gulf

•             Mombasa will be reached from Jebel Ali in 10 days and Mogadishu in 13 days

•             Europe, USA and India Subcontinent origins are served with an increased connectivity

Port coverage

Khor Fakkan – Jebel Ali – Mombasa – Mogadishu – Khor Fakkan

NOURA 2

•             Weekly service with a fleet of 5 vessels of 2,200 TEU operated by CMA CGM

•             NOURA 2 dedicated to Indian Ocean market will add 2 Ports in Mozambique on a fortnightly basis

•             Direct link to Beira from UAE ports in 12 days, excellent transit from India West Coast in 22 days

•             Competitive transit time for Mozambique exports

Port coverage

Loop A | Khor Fakkan – Jebel Ali – Longoni – Beira (1/2) – Zanzibar – Port Victoria – Khor Fakkan

Loop B | Khor Fakkan – Jebel Ali – Longoni – Nacala (1/2) – Zanzibar – Port Victoria – Khor Fakkan

In complement to 2 services NOURA 1 and NOURA 2, CMA CGM continues to offer a direct weekly service from India West Coast and Middle East Gulf direct to Mombasa and Dar Es Salaam with Swahili Express service:

SWAHILI EXPRESS

•             Service remains unchanged

•             Direct from India West Coast and Middle East Gulf offering a direct link to Kenya and Tanzania

•             Weekly service operated by CMA CGM with 5 vessels up to 3,500 TEU

Port coverage unchanged

Nhava Sheva – Mundra – Khor Fakkan – Jebel Ali – Mombasa – Dar Es Salaam – Mombasa [Northbound for Exports] – Djibouti – Nhava Sheva

A wide range of intermodal solutions to Eastern Africa domestic and cross border destinations service offering is proposed by CMA CGM Group in addition to the maritime services, informed a CMA CGM media statement.