The CMA CGM Group, a worldwide leading shipping group, is pleased to announce the union, from 1st April 2019, of its Containerships and MacAndrews brands under the single Containerships brand.

  • Containerships: From 1st April 2019 a single brand resulting from the union of two experts of intra-European transport
    CMA CGM reinforces its strategy aimed at densifying its regional coverage to the benefit of its clients

By joining the forces of two recognized experts of intra-European multimodal transport, the CMA CGM Group will create and develop an Intra-European leading brand, combining unique maritime and inland solutions with complementary regional footprints. This new, innovative single brand will thus be able to unlock major synergies and concentrate its resources on commercial growth and on the development of high quality services for its customers. The integration of the local agency networks will also allow for the creation of a tailored intra-regional service, in line with the CMA CGM Group’s ‘Customer Centricity’ strategy.

Containerships: A single brand resulting from the combination of two specialists in intra-European routes

Acquired by the CMA CGM Group in 2018, Containerships is a specialist in intra-European logistics services related to containerised cargo. Containerships offers its customers a complete range of very high-quality services as well as logistics solutions for all modes of transportation (ships, trucks, trains and barges) and is present in the Baltic markets, Russia, northern Europe, North Africa and Turkey.

MacAndrews, which joined the CMA CGM Group in 2002 and which merged with OPDR in 2018, also offers a complete range of quality rail, road and maritime transport services and is a specialist of container transport on Intra-European routes. It mainly connects north and central Europe with the Iberian Peninsula, the Canary Islands and Morocco.

Guillaume Lathelize, Senior Vice President – Short Sea Lines Med & North Europe, declared: “With the combination of these two complementary brands recognized for their expertise, the CMA CGM Group reaffirms its strategy aimed at densifying its regional coverage and developing land and logistics services. We will thus be able to offer our customers tailored end-to-end solutions and better cater to their expectations and needs.”

The CMA CGM Group, a leader of the industry’s energy transition

With Containerships, the CMA CGM Group reinforces its commitment in favour of the environment. Containerships thus took delivery last December of CONTAINERSHIPS NORD, the first vessel powered with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to join the Group’s fleet.

Also equipped with a fleet of LNG-powered trucks, Containerships is therefore able to offer LNG at each step of the transportation process. This capacity will be further boosted in the coming months with the delivery of new 1,400-TEU (Twenty-foot equivalent units) LNG-powered container ships, and from 2020 with the integration in the CMA CGM fleet of nine 22,000 TEU vessels propelled by LNG.

The use of LNG represents a real technological breakthrough which allows for up to 99% less sulphur and fine particles emissions, 85% less nitrogen oxides emissions and 25% less CO2 emissions compared to heavy fuel oil.