CMA CGM to upgrade MIDAS Loop 1 connecting South Africa with Indian Subcontinent

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 13-12-2017        Tweet

MARSEILLE: CMA CGM has announced that it will upgrade the South Africa export coverage on MIDAS 1 service dedicated to India and Middle East Gulf destinations in order to serve South Africa exporters’ needs during the peak reefer season.

Effective December 22nd, 2017 with m/v ROBIN HUNTER, MIDAS 1 port rotation will include a direct weekly call at Cape Town for a reliable and competitive service offering:

•             Middle East Gulf destinations are reached with competitive transit times: Cape Town to Jebel Ali in 18 days, Khor Fakkan in 20 days and Dammam in 22 days.

•             India Subcontinent destinations are served in direct with fast and reliable transit times: Mundra is reached from Cape Town in 23 days, Nhava Sheva in 25 days and Colombo in 28 days

•             South Africa coverage with Durban export call should resume in May 2018, the Westbound call remains unchanged

MIDAS 1 port coverage:

Cape Town – Port Elizabeth – Jebel Ali – Khor Fakkan – Mundra – Nhava Sheva – Colombo – Durban – Pointe Noire – Apapa – Tincan/Lagos – Cotonou – Tema – Cape Town.