CMA CGM has announced that a cooperation agreement has been signed with The New World Alliance (MOL, APL, HMM) on a new weekly service linking Japan and the US West Coast. Operating with four vessels, with nominal capacity ranging from 2,800 to 3,500 teu, FUJI offers a direct connection between five Japanese ports (Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya, Shimizu, Tokyo), and the US West Coast (Los Angeles).

It guarantees transit times among the most competitive on the market, with for example nine days to link Tokyo and Los Angeles.

‘This new development offers CMA CGM customers optimum coverage of the Japanese market, with five calls eastbound. It comes after the opening of our new agency - CMA CGM (JAPAN) K.K, and symbolizes the Group’s commitment to developing its activities in the archipelago,’ explains Jean-Philippe Thenoz, Vice-President North America Lines at CMA CGM.