CMA CGM

CMA CGM

CMA CGM is the world’s third-largest container shipping company worldwide and number 1 in France. Founded in Marseille in 1978 by Jacques Saadé, CMA CGM is present in over 150 countries, with 18,000 employees worldwide.

CMA CGM and its subsidiaries -- Delmas, ANL, CNC, MacAndrews, USL, and COMANAV -- posted revenues of US$15.9 billion in 2013, on volume of 11.4 million TEUs. The company recorded net profit of $430,463, up 19.4 percent from the previous year’s net profit of $360,613

CMA CGM was the sixth-ranked container carrier in U.S containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 1,138,937 TEUs, up 6.5 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 6.3 percent. Likewise, it was no. 6 in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 781,849 TEUs, up 17.0 percent year-over-year, with market share of 6.1 percent. For more carrier rankings see the JOC’s Top 40 Container Carriers special topic.

17 Dec 2014
Another set of historic rate increases are on tap for the trans-Pacific, as the 15 members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement announced hikes totaling $1,000 per FEU.
17 Dec 2014
The launch of the 2M and 03 alliances in the New Year will boost capacity on the Far East-Mediterranean route by about 19 percent, triggering a battle for market share that could result in fresh rate reductions, according to Alphaliner.
12 Dec 2014
It's been called the final frontier for trade growth — the only place in the world where exponential economic and cargo growth is still possible and major trade is still evolving. Rising African container volumes are increasingly showing the limits of freight infrastructure on both the East and West African coasts, where ports are experiencing trouble dealing with the rise in ship calls and freight volume.
03 Dec 2014
Emirates Shipping Line has expanded its Asia-East Africa coverage with two new services in cooperation with CMA CGM, effective this month.
02 Dec 2014
Ongoing congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continued to hurt the schedule of reliability of carriers calling the largest port complex in the Americas last month, according to SeaIntel Maritime Analysis’ latest Global Liner Performance Report.
28 Nov 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in November, December and January, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
26 Nov 2014
For the second time in two weeks, three carriers are reversing their decision to implement port congestion surcharges, though the reason wasn’t immediately clear.
26 Nov 2014
CMA CGM on Wednesday announced the acquisition of German short-sea shipping line OPDR in the latest move by the French carrier to boost its share of the fast growing intra-European container shipping market.
24 Nov 2014
West Africa trade still points to a region with growth potential, despite a nearly 30 percent drop in exports caused by the Ebola outbreak, Drewry and carrier executives say.
24 Nov 2014
Maersk Line’s chief executive said the carrier would settle for lower margins if this meant more of its competitors were profitable, reflecting concerns that while the largest carriers are profitable the rest of the industry is struggling to keep pace.
24 Nov 2014
CMA CGM’s net income almost tripled in the third quarter as the French carrier’s container volume surged to an all-time high. The results support the trend in which the largest carriers in the world are also the most profitable.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Nov. 21
21 Nov 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.