CMA CGM will add South Carolina’s Port of Charleston to its Pacific Express 3 service, providing an additional connection for the region’s shippers to ports across Asia.
The French carrier has deployed 11 vessels of between 4,400 and 5,100 20-foot-equivalent units capacity in the weekly service. The first ship to call Charleston, the 5,095-TEU CMA CGM Florida, is scheduled to call North Charleston Terminal in mid-April.
Charleston is the last U.S. port outbound on the service. Ports in the rotation include Hong Kong; Chiwan, China; Ningbo, China; Shanghai; Busan, South Korea; and Punta Manzanillo, Panama.
The service will add 52 ship calls each year at the port.