On June 1 CMA CGM will add three new services linking South America with the U.S. East Coast, South Africa and Asia, when it becomes a full member of the ICA consortium that includes Montemar, Zim Israel Navigation Co., Senator Lines and Hanjin Shipping Co. The alliance will operate six 1,350-TEU ships on the following rotation: New York-New Jersey; Norfolk, Va.; Savannah, Ga.; Miami; Kingston, Jamaica; Fortaleza, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro; Santos, Brazil; Buenos Aires; Montevideo, Uruguay; Rio Grande, Brazil; Itajai, Brazil; Santos; Vitoria, Brazil; Fortaleza; Kingston; New York-New Jersey.
The service frequency is weekly, except for Fortaleza and Vitoria, which will be served fortnightly.CMA CGM will take slots on the service primarily from CSAV/Montemar, but will introduce its own vessel by the end of the year. The alliance plans to upgrade the vessels to around 2,000 TEUs.
Meanwhile, CMA CGM on June 3 will join the Americas service operated by APL Ltd., CSAV, CCNI, Crowley American Transport, Columbus Line and Hamburg Sud. That service deploys six 1,700-TEU on a fixed-day weekly schedule and calls New York-New Jersey; Baltimore; Charleston, S.C.; Miami; Cartagena, Colombia; Manzanillo, Panama; Buenaventura, Colombia; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Callao, Peru; Arica, Coquimbo and San Antonio, Chile; San Vicente, El Salvador; Callao; Paita, Peru; Guayaquil; Buenaventura; Manzanillo; Cartagena; Miami; and New York-New Jersey.
CMA-CGM will take 100 TEUs each way on this service.