CMA CGM has announced two new dedicated block-train service offerings, providing eco-friendly intermodal solutions to serve the Rhur region in Germany, particularly in the Duisburg area.
Launching in January 2022, the new solutions will offer CMA CGM’s customers a short transit time through the South port corridors of Fos and Marseille in France.
The block-train connecting Duisburg and Fos is able to handle a weekly capacity of 96 TEU, connecting with the MEX and MEX2 services from and to Asia.
Its full rotation is as follows: Fos (France) – Duisburg (Germany) – Lyon (France) – Fos
Secondly, the block-train connecting Duisburg to Marseille is able to handle a weekly capacity of 105 TEU and is designed for 45ft High Cube Pallet Wide (HC PW) transportation. This will also connect to the TMX1, TMX2 and Euronaf services from and to East Mediterranean and North Africa.
The full rotation is as follow:
Marseille (France) – Duisburg (Germany) – Marseille
Transit time for both of these services will take 2 days.
It was also recently announced that CMA CGM Group has signed an agreement to acquire a further 90% stake in Fenix Marine Services’ (FMS) terminal in the Port of Los Angeles, based on an enterprise value of $2.3 billion.
Announced in November 2021, the group previously held a 10% stake in the terminal, and this acquisition will now make it the sole owner of the FMS facility. This is set to support the company’s rapid growth in the US.
Once the deal has closed, CMA CGM will take over the operations of the facility with the goal of improving its service quality to better deliver upon its customers’ expectations. To do this several developments will be invested in in the coming years.
This includes the extension of the container yard to increase the terminal’s capacity in a staged approach, the extension of the terminal’s rail capacity in order to create one of the largest rail infrastructures in the United States, and the construction of a new berth.