Chinese Prime Minister to visit the CMA CGM Group headquarters

Chinese Prime Minister to visit the CMA CGM Group headquarters

Jun 29, 2015

The CMA CGM Group is honored to receive the Chinese Prime Minister Mr Li Keqiang in its Marseilles headquarters on July 1st.

He will be accompanied by France Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Laurent Fabius, the Minister of State for Foreign Trade Mr Matthias Fekl and a chinese ministerial delegation during this visit. This delegation will include the Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Yi Wang, the Reform and Development Commission Minister Mr Shaoshi Xu, the Trade Minister Mr Hucheng Gao, Chinese ambassador in France Mr Jun Zhai, and the Consul General Mrs Jinsong Yu.

During the visit, two major economic agreements will be concluded.

Since 1992 and the opening of its first office in Shanghai, the CMA CGM has built strong relationships with China, from commercial agreements to the construction and delivery of containers and vessels.

During 2015 second semester, Chinese shipyards will deliver 3 18,000 TEUs vessels to the CMA CGM Group. Those will be the Group’s largest vessels and the biggest ones to have ever been built by Chinese shipyards. They will be named after great explorers, and one of them will be named CMA CGM Zheng He, in recognition of the famous Chinese explorer.

The Chinese Prime Minister and French Foreign Affairs Minister visit confirms the CMA CGM Group’s status in China and its recognition by one of the world’s top economy of CMA CGM as a flagship of the French industry.

« July 1st will be a milestone in our Group’s history. The Chinese Prime Minister’s visit is a great recognition of the unique links our Group has developed with China, a strategic country in the Group’s development history. We are proud of the honor and of the confidence that this visit demonstrates”, says Jacques R. Saadé, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM Group.

CMA CGM in China:

-          1,700 staff members in 74 offices

-          71 maritime services, calling 13 Chinese ports 248 times a week

-          A CMA CGM vessel calling China every 3 hours

About CMA CGM

CMA CGM, founded and led by Jacques R. Saadé is a leading worldwide shipping group.

Its 468 vessels call more than 400 ports in the world, on all 5 continents. In 2014, they carried 12.2 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).

CMA CGM has grown continuously, and has been constantly innovating to offer its clients new sea, land and logistics solutions.

With a presence in 160 countries, through its 655 agencies network, the Group employs 20,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarter in Marseilles.