Marseilles, November 30th, 2017
THE CMA CGM GROUP CREATES THE LEADER IN MULTIMODAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE INTRA-EUROPEAN MARKET BY MERGING ITS SUBSIDIARIES MACANDREWS AND OPDR
- MacAndrews: a unique brand to strengthen CMA CGM’s European multimodal offer and accelerate its development
- A merger completed on January 1, 2018
The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in maritime transport, is pleased to announce the merger, effective January 1st, 2018, of its subsidiaries MacAndrews and OPDR which headquarters will be located in Hamburg.
The union between these two companies specialized in intra-European transport enables the CMA CGM Group to strengthen its multimodal offer in Europe, particularly thanks to the complementarity of the geographical zones covered today by MacAndrews and OPDR, in order to create the sector’s leader.
MacAndrews will bring together the strengths of the two subsidiaries and will be characterized by:
- a presence in 16 countries
- 36 agencies
- 595 employees (310 OPDR / 285 MacAndrews)
- 18 services
Acquired by CMA CGM in 2002, MacAndrews is the oldest shipping company in Europe. It offers rail, land and maritime transport services to customers and is a specialist in container transport on short-sea routes as well as multimodal solutions in Europe. MacAndrews connects Great Britain, the Iberian Peninsula and Poland. OPDR, acquired by the CMA CGM Group in 2015, is an expert in intra-European short-sea transport and logistics. OPDR mainly covers Central Europe, Spain (including the Canary Islands), Portugal and Morocco.
This merger is fully in line with the Group’s strategy to develop its intra-regional activities.
Employment in each entity, as well as existing services, will be maintained.
About CMA CGM
CMA CGM, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping group.
Its 489 vessels call more than 420 ports in the world on all 5 continents. In 2016, they carried 15.6 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).
Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM enjoys a continuous growth and keeps innovating to offer its customers new maritime, terrestrial, and logistical solutions.
With a presence in 160 countries and through its 755 agencies network, the Group employs 29,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseille.
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