CMA CGM Container Shipping

CMA CGM S.A., headquartered in France, is a leading worldwide shipping group, whose various subsidiaries operate on 200 shipping routes between 420 ports in 150 different countries, ranking it fourth behind Maersk LineMSC and COSCO. Its North American headquarters are in Norfolk, Virginia, United States.

CMA CGM's multiple branches include Delmas, based in France, which specializes in container shipping to and from Africa; MacAndrews, based in Australia, which provides containerized services in the Australia/New Zealand region; Taiwan-based CNC Line, which provides Inter-Asia liner services in Asia and the Middle East;  CMA Rail, which provides service in Europe and Algeria; and CMA CGM Logistics, which services China, Europe and the Middle East.



25 Feb 2021
With the deployment of LNG-powered ships in the trans-Pacific trade, CMA CGM is banking on North American shippers taking greater interest in the carbon output of their supply chains in the coming years.
24 Feb 2021
Container carriers that deployed extra loaders and those that provided express services in the resurgent Asia-US trade saw the largest volume gains in 2020
01 Feb 2021
In announcing its new Oakland service, the president of CMA CGM and APL in the United States says he does not expect congestion in Southern California to clear up until at least June
30 Nov 2020
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on demand in the United States and the Caribbean and Central America caused two-way trade between the regions to contract in the first nine months of 2020.
17 Nov 2020
By giving customers a chance to designate shipments for delivery on ships generating fewer emissions than those powered by bunker fuel, CMA CGM is able to capitalize on its unique assets: LNG-powered ships
15 Oct 2020
TradeLens said Thursday that Maersk’s liner competitors MSC and CMA CGM are both “fully integrated” into the platform, which could make it more appealing for cargo owners and 3PLs to use the blockchain-based solution.
30 Sep 2020
Access to container status information remains affected in the wake of the CMA CGM cyber attack, with a visibility provider saying containers booked by the carrier can only be tracked if the bookings occurred before the disruption.
29 Sep 2020
Forwarders, shippers and software providers connected to CMA CGM’s systems continued on Tuesday to sort through the effects of a malware attack on the Marseille-based container line.
28 Sep 2020
Network outages have become a highly sensitive topic for the container shipping supply chain since the crippling notPetya cyber attack on Maersk in June 2017.
25 Aug 2020
Only eight of the JOC Top 40 Container Carriers by US Imports managed to increase volumes in the first five months of the year, none of which belong to one of the three major vessel-sharing alliances.
20 Aug 2020
A chassis dispute between trucking executives and ocean carriers has reached an impasse, spurring American Trucking Associations to seek a resolution from the US Federal Maritime Commission.
14 Aug 2020
Technology has the potential to solve long-running financing tensions between suppliers and importers, and logistics networks and service providers are likely to be the focal point for these solutions.
03 Aug 2020
Aggressive capacity management in response to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis and escalating tariffs has helped the top 10 container carriers operating in the Europe–US trade increase their share of the market so far in 2020.
15 Jul 2020
CEVA Logistics has expanded the digital tools it offers shippers, part of a growing trend of global 3PLs providing self-service capabilities around quoting and visibility to transaction-oriented shippers.
14 Jul 2020
CMA CGM’s decision to no longer directly serve Port Tampa Bay leaves the Florida port with two direct Asia container services.
06 Jul 2020
The move, bringing an end to APL’s 170-year legacy as a commercial trans-Pacific carrier, is part of the Marseille-based shipping group’s broader effort to clarify its offering to customers since a series of major acquisitions.
27 May 2020
A wave of government support measures and the rising threat of overcapacity speaks to the pain on the way, even if carriers have shown they’ve learned from the 2008-2009 global financial crisis not to pull punches when it takes to cutting capacity quickly.
25 May 2020
The Marseille-based startup technology incubator’s newest cohort features a duo of companies aiming to automate the trade compliance and administrative work done by logistics providers on behalf of shippers.
30 Apr 2020
The COVID-19 crisis will push the freight transportation industry closer to a future where digitalization is nearly omnipresent, automation is ingrained, and logistics has adapted to slower trade as the economic windfalls of globalization fade further.
09 Mar 2020
CMA CGM has joined the gray pool in Memphis, a win for those advocating for truckers to use any chassis for any container to eliminate chassis splits and other inefficiencies that cost shippers money.
03 Mar 2020
New offerings released this week by Evergreen and Kontainers underscore the recent shift in how cargo transport is sold online and what’s available to book.
27 Feb 2020
The addition of the new members in the Global Shipping Business Network will stoke competition in the race to develop platforms that link carriers, shippers, ports, terminals, customs authorities, and banks.
Reefer surcharges rocket due to Chinese port plug scarcity
14 Feb 2020
US exporters of refrigerated (reefer) cargo are facing costly delays in China and equipment shortages in the United States due to extended factory closures and limitations on worker movement caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Sartini takes over CMA CGM terminal role
29 Jan 2020
CMA CGM has made some senior leadership changes as part of a group restructuring.
23 Jan 2020
A strike by French dockworkers this week is causing severe disruption to carrier schedules as port calls to Le Havre and Marseilles-Fos are cut.
CMA CGM unveils networking service for customers
16 Jan 2020
Importers and exporters shipping with CMA CGM are being offered a matchmaking service that will allow them to leverage the carrier’s global network in search of new markets.
26 Dec 2019
Shippers and non-vessel-operating carriers are now seeing electronic quotes on par with those offered through long-term contracts, a clear signal that certain container lines see instant quoting as a key part of their future strategies.
18 Dec 2019
Cargo no-shows are down 75 percent on freight booked via the Maersk Spot guaranteed online booking platform, according to the container carrier.
13 Dec 2019
A number of ocean carriers are adjusting their detention and demurrage fees in the next 30 days, causing shippers to pay more for these penalties being reviewed by the Federal Maritime Commission.
04 Dec 2019
CMA CGM secures high-level French political support in its drive to deliver a more sustainable shipping product.
25 Nov 2019
CMA CGM will dispose of ships and terminals over the next few months to lighten its capital structure and raise cash to pare down its significant debt levels.
21 Oct 2019
Marseilles-based CMA CGM has expanded its trade finance solutions, offering products to both importers and exporters that make use of improving supply chain visibility.
30 Sep 2019
The convergence of contract and spot rates for ocean freight and the increased availability of instant digital quoting tools is pushing more cargo to the spot market and changing shipper negotiation strategies for long-term contracts.
26 Sep 2019
The world’s global carriers are struggling under mounting debt loads brought on by vertical integration strategies and a new legal requirement to put long-term lease obligations on balance sheets.
JOC Top 40 container carrier rankings first half 2019
16 Sep 2019
Container carriers in the slowing US import and export trades are exercising increased discipline, maintaining capacity levels rather than introducing new vessels in an attempt to secure a larger share of the market.
13 Sep 2019
The larger container ships global carriers are starting to deploy in intra-Asia trades are putting pressure on specialist feeder lines already dealing with bad weather, port congestion, and shifting trade patterns.