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Maritime Logistics Professional

February 21, 2019

Port Tampa Welcomes CMA CGM

Image: Port Tampa Bay

Image: Port Tampa Bay

Florida's largest port Port Tampa Bay welcome the announcement by the CMA CGM Group, that it will begin serving Port Tampa Bay in late May 2019 on its Pacific Express 3, or PEX3 service.

With a presence in 160 countries and a fleet of 506 vessels, CMA CGM serves over 420 ports across the globe and is a member of the Ocean Alliance.  

The PEX3 port service rotation will be as follows: Singapore – Vung Tau – Hong Kong – Shekou – Ningbo – Shanghai - Busan – Panama Canal - Houston – Mobile – New Orleans – Tampa – Miami – Singapore.

"We are delighted with this announcement by CMA CGM," said Paul Anderson, Port Tampa Bay President and CEO.  "This is a further testament to the growth of the US Gulf market and the significance of the Tampa Bay/I-4 Corridor region, home to the state's largest concentration of distribution centers, which has become the heartbeat of Florida's international trade."

"The PEX3 offers an outstanding service to and from Asia, and now shippers in Central Florida will have enhanced access to it," said Nick Fafoutis, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at CMA CGM America. "With this new call to Port Tampa Bay, the CMA CGM Group  is pleased to provide an invaluable routing option between critical Asian markets and a growing population base in Central Florida and the greater Southeast region."

Port Tampa Bay is the closest port to Florida's fastest growing region and its largest consumer market – the Tampa Bay/Orlando I-4 Corridor.