Following its move to acquire MERCOSUL from Maersk Line, the CMA CGM group has furthered its development strategy in South America by reshuffling its container shipping services between the East Coast of South America and Europe with North of Europe and the Mediterranean.
SAFRAN will start in Rotterdam on September 27, 2017, calling at the ports of Rotterdam / London / Hamburg / Antwerp / Le Havre / Algeciras / Santos / Paranagua / Buenos Aires / Montevideo / Itapoa / Paranagua / Santos / Pecem / Tangier.
According to CMA CGM, calling at the port of Pecem allows it to offer a new option to those already existing in northern Brazil during the fruit season.
SIRIUS will start in Malta on October 6, 2017, connecting ports on the East Coast of South America via its hub in Malta to ports in the eastern Mediterranean, North Africa in the Adriatic Sea or the Indian subcontinent. CMA CGM improves its port coverage with the addition of the port of Algeciras, giving a fast transit time from Asian ports via transhipment.
The CMA CGM Group will supply three of the eight ships in SIRIUS. The SIRIUS service will call at the ports of Malta / Genoa / Barcelona / Valencia / Algeciras / Salvador / Itaguai / Santos / Itapoa / Buenos Aires / Rio Grande / Itajai / Itapoa / Santos / Itaguai / Tanger / Algeciras