CCIS and ITC Join Partnership for Barge Service in Vietnam 

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General International Logistics (GIL) has recently announced the joint venture between CMA CGM INDLAND SERVICES (CCIS) and International Transportation and Trading Joint Stock Company (ITC) to set up a new barge service that offers 3 Voyages between Ho Chi Minh City and Cai Mep that operates weekly. The new barge service will facilitate outbound shipments to the US and Europe from the deepwater port of Cai Mep.

A full range of solution to support customers

GIL has now flagged-off its first barge service from the SP-ITC terminal. This service between Ho Chi Minh City and Cai Mep, which is destined for the Gemalink terminal in Cai Mep, will shuttle cargoes between the SP-ITC terminal in Ho Chi Minh City and deep seaport of Cai Mep with three voyages each week. The barge service relays Vietnamese Cargoes bound for North America and Europe to be shipped from the port of Cai Mep, keeping the transshipment of Vietnamese exports within her local ports. Therefore, each week, four CMA CGM long haul services will make their port calls at this main gateway for southern Vietnam. They include the FAL7 service that heads for Europe; as well as the JAX, SUEZ and PEX3 services that ply the Transpacific route. The CMA CGM Group pursues its development in logistics within the region via its entity dedicated to inland transportation solutions development CCIS.

Leading transport’s energy transition with concrete actions

The CMA CGM Group is committed to making shipping and logistics a more sustainable industry and is taking concrete actions with CCIS inland solutions. The Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Mep barge service will offer Vietnamese shippers a more economical and environmentally friendly way to transport containers between these two national ports, which are 80 km apart.

CMA CGM Group has been the leading market player in Vietnam for more than 30 years with a total of 230 staff members. The Group now connects the country to the rest of the world with 25 services and makes 72 calls weekly.

Mr. Adeline Franger Chouraqui, General Director, CMA CGM Vietnam adds, “The CMA CGM Group is pleased to partner ITC in this joint venture and kick-off our first barge service to transfer cargo between the two domestic ports in Southern Vietnam. The move demonstrates our commitment to continually seek for better ways to offer more efficient, flexible and sustainable solutions to our customers between the two key terminals”.

Mr. Nguyen Van Chuyen, Chairman, ITC also added, “We are honored to cooperate with CMA CGM, a world leader in shipping and logistics, in establishing a joint venture to develop the logistics sector in Vietnam. Barge transportation is an important logistics service segment, helping to connect import and export gateways with high efficiency and competitive costs. ITC believes that combining the strengths and experiences of CMA CGM and ITC, GIL will develop into a leading enterprise in Vietnam in the field of logistics services”


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