CMA CGM has the pleasure to announce the launching, on June 20, of a new loop on its SEAS service between Asia and South America East Coast, in partnership with CSCL, MARUBA and KLINE.

The coverage of the SEAS service will indeed be significantly improved with the implementation of two complementary strings (SEAS I and SEAS II), operated each with 10 vessels of an average nominal capacity of 2,500 teus.

CMA CGM will deploy a total of nine vessels, CSCL 5, MARUBA 4 and KLINE 2.

The respective weekly rotation of each loop will be as follows:

Qingdao - Pusan - Shanghai ’ Xiamen ’ Chiwan ’ Port Kelang ’ Rio de Janeiro ’ Santos ’ Buenos Aires ’ Montevideo - Rio Grande ’ Itaja’ ’ Santos ’ Port Kelang’ Hong Kong

Shanghai ’ Ningbo ’ Hong Kong ’ Shekou ’ Port Kelang ’ Santos ’ Buenos Aires ’ Sao Francisco do Sul ’ Paranagua ’ Santos ’ Rio de Janeiro ’ Durban ’ Port Kelang ’ Hong Kong ’ Shanghai.

‘This new development enables CMA CGM to double the capacity offered by the SEAS service, which will deploy a total of nine CMA CGM vessels. This will significantly increase our market share on the rapidly expanding trade between Asia and South America East Coast. Thanks to this new organization, SEAS will be the only service on the market to offer direct connections between North China and South America East-Coast. It will call twice-weekly in 3 major Asian points (Shanghai, Shenzen, and Port Kelang) and two strategic ports of South America (Santos, Buenos Aires),’ explains Jean-Yves Duval, Deputy Vice-President Latin America Lines.

This service enhancement is another major step in the Group’s continued development in South America.