CMA CGM Launches Direct Service to Black Sea
In line with its strategy for the development of short lines in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, the CMA CGM Group has rolled out the Black Sea Med Express service, which connects the major countries around the Black Sea (Turkey, Romania and Ukraine) to Algeria and Morocco.
The service will be CMA CGM's first to offer a weekly connection between the main ports of the Black Sea and Aegean Sea with the North of Morocco (Tangier and Casablanca) and Algeria (Annaba) in order to develop the activity between The Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea with short lines.
Transit times are as follows: Constanta is connected to Casablanca (Morocco) in 16 days, Ambarli (Turkey) to Annaba (Algeria) in six days, Malta to Odessa (Ukraine) in four days and Izmir (Turkey) to Malta in two days.
The proposed stopover in Malta, aCMA CGM hub, affects all of the world's markets and offers multiple opportunities for transshipment and intermodal transport thanks to efficient connections with other Group services, th French container shipping company said.
The Black Sea Med Express service will begin August 21 in Malta with a fleet of four vessels with a capacity of 1,700 TEU, which will operate in Casablanca, Tangier, Malta, Odessa, Constanta, Ambarli, Izmir, Malta and Annaba.