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December 13, 2012

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CMA CGM invests in the Pacific Container Terminal of the port of Long Beach

New service MEX3 operated from the French company with Maersk Line is landed to

The French shipowning group CMA CGM has acquired a quota in the terminalista society Pacific Container Terminal (PCT), joint venture constituted by Marine American SSA and the Chinese COSCO who work the container terminal to the Pier J of the port of Long Beach.

Remembering that the ships of the French company scale from years the Californian port, the Harbour Authority of Long Beach has emphasized that the new tie of CMA CGM with the terminal allows with the company of having a homeport on West Coast. Moreover the agreement will carry to Long Beach an ulterior traffic of 2,6 million container per year and will allow with the port of call to increase the returns of approximately 70 million dollars in the arc of next the five years.
The harbour authority has specified that draft of the first investment completed from CMA CGM in a port of the western coast of the USA and is guaranteed that the ships of the fleet of the French company will exclusively scale the port of Long Beach in the area of Saint Pedro Bay. “This first new investment of our group in West Coast USA - Farid T. Salem has confirmed, member of the board of directors of the group CMA CGM - strengthens our position in America North. It demonstrates the strong involvement of CMA CGM in the development of transport infrastructures and improves the quality of the service to advantage of our customers. Investing in the Pier J the group one makes sure that the ships greater employees on the transpacifiche routes will be operated in efficient way”.
While past tuesday CMA CGM has inaugurated new service MEX3 (Mediterranean Express Club 3), developed in joint with Maersk Line on the route between Far East and the Mediterranean. The Harbour Authority of has received with satisfaction the opportunity offered from the new service weekly magazine that connects the markets of the Far East with the port breaks (and, in Italy, with Genoa) offering transit competitive Time. “After MSC and Maersk - it has found the president of the Harbour Authority of, Lorenzo Forcieri - also the third company to the world for dimension, CMA CGM, has decided to strengthen its presence in the port of, in particular scaling on La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) of the group Contship Italy that, with its engagement, continues to guarantee a constant attention to the efficiency, the innovation and, therefore, to the operating performances of the terminal”.
In occasion of the arrival to the new service, a delegation of CMA CGM Italy, guided from the managing director Alessandro Zanetta, has met management of LSCT to the presence of the general secretary of the Harbour Authority, Davide Santini. Zanetta has emphasized the importance of the port of for the future business strategies of CMA CGM and Michele Giromini, general manager of LSCT, has expressed satisfaction for the return of the service directed from the Far East of a so important customer.
CMA CGM Rigoletto, which reached La Spezia two days ago, is the second one of the ten ships that will touch with regularity the port. The ship has one convinces of beyond 9.100 teu and the spin in which it is employed previews ports of call to Xiamen, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Nansha, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Kelang, Jeddah, Port Said East, Malta, Genoa, La Spezia, Algeciras and Tanger Med.

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