CMA CGM boosts ASAF service with new rotation

FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM has announced changes to its Asia to
West Africa and South Africa (ASAF) service in a move to further
enhance service quality and reliability in Qingdao.

Under the new arrangement a fleet of twelve 8,750 TEU vessels will be
deployed on the service starting on July 7 with the sailing of CMA CGM
BIANCA in Qingdao.

The shipping liner said the port rotation in Asia has been modified
with Qingdao port call just after Busan and Xingang and the transit
times from Qingdao to West Africa will be shorter by up to 7 days. The
new rotation will also offer competitive transit times: Luanda is
reached direct from Qingdao in 43 days, Pointe Noire in 37 days, Kribi
in 40 days, and Cape Town in 30 days.

The new ASAF port rotation: Busan, Tianjin/Xingang, Qingdao, Shanghai,
Ningbo, Nansha, Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore, Cape Town, Pointe Noire,
Kribi, Luanda, Cape Town, Port Kelang, Singapore and Busan.