FRANCE - 08-12-2014: CMA CGM Group has announced the reshuffling of its services between India, the Middle East and East Africa. Starting from December 2014, its NOURA EXPRESS and SWAHILI EXPRESS are upgraded with its new calls repartition. The CMA CGM Group will optimize its rotations, thanks to its services specialization. It is the only offering direct services between India and Zanzibar and will be connected within 21 days by a weekly service. Somalia will be called every week. It also provide 4-days improved transit times from the United Arab Emirates, and 5-days improved transit times to Zanzibar. It offer a weekly service between Mombasa (Kenya) and Mogadishu (Somalia). The New NOURA EXPRESS will be operating 4 vessels of 1,800 to 2,200 TEUs vessels on the following rotation will be Jebel Ali, Khor Fakkan, Mombasa, Mogadishu and Jebel Ali.
The first voyage will start on December 5, 2014 with the CMA CGM LATOUR. The New SWAHILI EXPRESS will be operating 6 vessels of 2,800 TEUs vessels, the largest capacity vessels in the area, on the following rotation will be Nhava Sheva, Jebel Ali, Khor Fakkan, Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar, Nacala and Nhava Sheva. The first voyage will start on December, 11th 2014 with the MV APULIA. CMA CGM tailor made intermodal and logistics solutions, African land-locked countries will be connected to the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East.
The CMA CGM Groups presence is insured on the entire African continent through its commercial brands CMA CGM and DELMAS. CMA CGM and DELMAS lines complementarity led to African service network reinforcement. Two different services from the Indian subcontinent and Middle East, New NOURA EXPRESS and New SWAHILI EXPRESS, will accompany East African markets growth Transit times from the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East will be significantly reduced, and the service global reliability improved.