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CMA CGM Chooses Chinese Shipyard CSSC to Build Nine 22,000 TEU Vessels

Representatives from CMA CGM, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group), Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and CSTC signing contracts.
CMA CGM Chooses Chinese Shipyard CSSC to Build Nine 22,000 TEU Vessels
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CMA CGM has ordered nine vessels from CSSC Group of China, which is the largest container vessels order in the world so far.

CMA CGM and China have relationship that goes back 25 years to 1992 when they opened their first agency in Shanghai. At that time most of China’s exports went through the port of Hong Kong. CMA CGM’s initial China service consisted of a 250 TEU vessel visiting China every 15 days.  Today, China has an 18,000 TEU vessel leaving port every 3 hours.

25 years later, CMA CGM has become a key partner in the economic relations between France and China, with 5 weekly services to France from the port of Shanghai.

The of the Mayor of Shanghai visited CMA CGM head office in Marseille, France this year, which follows the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in July 2015.

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