CMA CGM is the world’s third-largest container shipping company by capacity worldwide and No. 1 in France. Founded in Marseille in 1978 by Jacques Saadé,

CMA CGM - Global presence

CMA CGM is present in over 150 countries, with 18,000 employees worldwide. It will join the Ocean Alliance when that vessel-sharing agreement takes effect from April 2017.

A CMA CGM ship.
17 Oct 2018
The carrier raised its stake in the logistics service provider a week after CEVA Logistics rejected a $1.5 billion takeover bid from rival DSV.
CMA CAGM.
11 Oct 2018
CMA CGM’s investment in CEVA is consistent with a customer-centric vision announced in March to move away from commodity container shipping and increasingly tailor end-to-end logistics solutions for customers.
A CMA CGM ship.
07 Sep 2018
As with other ocean carriers, rising bunker fuel prices weighed on CMA CGM’s second-quarter results. Even so, its CEO and chairman remained positive regarding 2018’s second half, citing the rise in freight rates and sustained volumes, in addition to the quality of its service offering.
Port of Los Angeles.
05 Sep 2018
The move represents modest good news for US importers scrambling for slots, amid a peak season surge in volume.
Port of Santos.
03 Aug 2018
An invaded ship is the latest job action by dockworkers at the port of Santos. They say they extend their existing three-day job action that ends Saturday if Brazil’s government does not agree to their pay/pension demands.
Port of New York and New Jersey container ship.
27 Jul 2018
Although trade tensions between the United States and the European Union and their impact have been muted so far in 2018, trade stakeholders know that could change dramatically and quickly.
20 Jul 2018
Amid a slew of low water-level carrier surcharges, the Port of Montreal said concern that its future is limited by its shallow draft is overplayed.
The Port of Los Angeles.
12 Jul 2018
It took the new management team at APL’s Pier 300 in Los Angeles only three months to improve truck turn times from the worst in the harbor to the fourth best among the 12 terminals. And they accomplished it by deploying a "customer focus/consumer focus" strategy.
A CMA CGM ship near Japan.
10 Jul 2018
The service, if added, would complement existing feeder services by other ocean carriers. A CMA CGM official said the company has held talks about the possible service.
A container ship at sea.
09 Jul 2018
Ocean carriers want to avoid being caught up in secondary sanctions that will be imposed by the United States on companies dealing with Iran.
CMA CGM.
25 Jun 2018
Ocean carriers have begun investing directly in start-ups, and in some cases deploying these solutions more broadly. Furthermore, as the tech sector worked through initial roadblocks, the market for sensor technology to track international freight has been steadily warming the last two years, as shippers seek more-accurate and real-time information.
24 Jun 2018
Jacques R. Saade took a regional carrier to a Top 3 global operator over the course of his life.
A CMA CGM ship.
20 Jun 2018
CMA CGM believes expanding into land routes with supply chain services is the key to maintaining growth following the consolidation of the container shipping market.
A container ship at sea.
13 Jun 2018
In a strongly worded letter, Nik Delmeire, secretary general of the European Shippers Council (ESC), said container lines announced almost simultaneously that they would be applying a surcharge, which the ESC viewed as “tantamount to price signaling..."
An MSC ship.
11 Jun 2018
The increase in the price of bunker fuel, driven by crude oil’s 2017 to 2018 surge, is real. But beyond that ocean carriers face a tough sell with shippers regarding the inclusion of other surcharges, given spare capacity and a continued competitive market for shipper business.
CMA CGM.
05 Jun 2018
The ocean carrier’s Ze Box venture capital unit has signed a memorandum of understanding with PSA unboXed, the external innovation and corporate venture capital arm of Singapore’s PSA International.
The Port of Oakland.
01 Jun 2018
Ocean carriers’ fixed costs rose in the first quarter, and surcharges ensued. However, the hikes occur even as the surplus capacity issue lingers, prompting debate regarding whether carriers can maintain the surcharges.
A CMA CGM ship.
25 May 2018
Rodolphe Saadé, group CEO of CMA CGM, announced the surcharge along with first-quarter results, which saw revenue surge. Despite that increase in demand, fuel costs resulted in a $77-million net loss for the quarter.
CMA CGM
30 Apr 2018
Is the decision by CMA CGM to take a 25 percent stake in CEVA the beginning of a wave in which ocean carriers seek to become one-stop shipper shops?
27 Apr 2018
Sponsored: CMA CGM's Mathieu Friedberg on rethinking services for customers and moving beyond price as the sole differentiator between ocean carriers. 
20 Apr 2018
French line CMA CGM will buy a 25 percent share of logistics operator CEVA as the carrier tries to control more of its container supply chain.
18 Apr 2018
Sponsored: APL Chief Executive Nicolas Sartini gives his outlook on the maritime trade industry for 2018 and areas of market growth. At the JOC TPM Conference in March he discussed the launch of a new EXX service for APL, an 11-day service from Shanghai to Los Angeles, designed as a speed-to-market alternative for air freight.
Port of Oakland.
29 Mar 2018
After six years of losses, the container shipping industry ended 2017 with a profit of about $7 billion. Financial reports of the 13 carriers do show improvement but do not yet reflect a full recovery — a recovery that should continue in 2018, given the strengthening global economy, unless political issues intervene.
16 Mar 2018
It was the best year yet for CMA CGM as strong demand, higher rates, and a full-year contribution from APL boosted revenue and volume.
05 Mar 2018
CMA CGM wants “to be more than a price tag” and to that end will roll out insurance, trade finance, and technology and digitization efforts to make the carrier more responsive to shipper needs.
A CMA CGM container ship.
28 Feb 2018
CMA said the plan provides door-to-door coverage for 30 days before loading and after discharge of goods on and from a CMA CGM vessel. However, the risk cover is restricted to single-shipper bills of lading.
A CMA CGM container ship.
21 Feb 2018
This is the first, known announcement among the ocean carriers of any surcharges in the United States related to electronic logging devices.
CMA CGM’s initiative is the latest demonstration of shipping carriers’ increasingly accelerated turn toward technology.
30 Jan 2018
The carrier's Marseille, France-based incubator, known as Ze Box, will host a dozen startups, which have yet to be identified.
26 Jan 2018
The mega-ships continue to flood in to the Asia-North Europe container trade lane.
25 Jan 2018
Local trade sources told JOC.com that a call from French liner CMA CGM next week will mark the commercial launch of PSA International’s much-awaited mega-terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
18 Jan 2018
CMA CGM is strengthening its presence on the east coast of South America.
09 Dec 2017
CMA CGM has completed its acquisition of Mercosul Line, kicking off a battle for control of the fast-growing Latin American market.
30 Nov 2017
The merger will create a European-wide transportation company with 18 services.
24 Nov 2017
CMA CGM is the latest carrier to post strong operating results as it announces an adjustment of its top leadership.
11 Oct 2017
French liner giant CMA CGM sits on both sides of the fence at the Kingston Freeport Container Terminal.
15 Sep 2017
CMA CGM on Friday confirmed its order of nine 22,000-TEU ships in a report noting the Marseille-based carrier posted a second quarter gain in net income.