VISAKHAPATNAM: The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in container shipping, marked the maiden call of the CIMEX 2E / IEX service in Visakhapatnam Port, with a welcoming ceremony for the CMA CGM Verdi on the 24th October 2017 in the Visakha Container Terminal.
On this occasion were present, key dignitaries from the Visakhapatnam Port Authority, the Visakha Container Terminal and representatives from the CMA CGM Group (CMA CGM & APL India).
With the enhancement of the CIMEX 2E / IEX service, the CMA CGM Group adds its 7th gateway port in India & 2nd in India’s East Coast.
The service facilitates an enhanced world-wide coverage with direct weekly mainline service connecting Visakhapatnam and its hinterland to the key markets of Korea, China, Philippines, South East Asia and offering prompt onward connections to North & South America and other worldwide destinations via the group’s dedicated transshipment hubs in Singapore and Port Kelang.
The service will comprise 6 x 4,500 / 5700 TEU vessels operating on fixed day weekly rotation, as follows:
Busan – Qingdao – Shanghai - Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Chennai – Visakhapatnam – Port Kelang – Singapore – Manila – Busan.