CMA CGM have announced the launch of the Group’s first service dedicated to intra Mediterranean trades. The WEMED service (West Med – East Med) was launched on March 11th 2016 and offers the Group’s clients direct transport solutions to Eastern Mediterranean countries (France, Spain, Algeria) and Western Mediterranean countries (Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt).
CMA CGM strengthens presence in the Mediterranean market
The WEMED line is the first and only CMA CGM service to be fully dedicated to Mediterranean countries. It directly links Eastern Mediterranean countries (France, Spain, Algeria) to Western Mediterranean countries (Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt) via Malta, a CMA CGM major hub offering transshipment connections towards worldwide markets.
Strong performances for the East Mediterranean countries
The WEMED line offer strong performances for East Mediterranean countries:
- Transit times offered from Southern Europe to East Mediterranean Sea are among the best on the market: Turkey is linked in 7 days from Valencia, and 9 days from Marseille.
- The WEMED line offers the only direct and weekly connection from Mersin, Istanbul, Beirut and Alexandria to Algiers.
Four 1,200 to 1,700 TEU-capacity vessels are deployed on this new line. The rotation is as follow: Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Malta, Mersin, Iskenderun, Beirut, Alexandria, Malta, Algiers and Marseille.