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CMA CGM DALILA Makes Inaugural Call at Port Tampa Bay

[ June 14, 2019   //   ]

The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, has first call at Port Tampa Bay today with the arrival of the 8,469-TEUCMA CGM DALILA on the PEX3 service.
Port Tampa Bay is the closest port to Florida’s fastest growing region and its largest consumer market – the Tampa Bay/Orlando I-4 Corridor. Home to almost half of the state’s population of more than 21 million residents, the I-4 corridor has the largest concentration of distribution centers in the state.
From this central location in the middle of the Florida peninsula, exporters and importers can serve the entire state and reach markets throughout the Southeast and beyond. With the CMA CGM Group’s PEX3 service, they will now be connected to markets in Asia with a high-quality weekly service. The unparalleled 37-day transit time to Singapore will especially open up new opportunities for the region’s fast-growing economy.
The CMA CGM Group is historically committed to the US, where it is the leading carrier and where it calls 18 ports on all Gulf, East and West Coasts. It offers 34 weekly services, allowing US companies to export their products across the world.

“As the leading carrier in the U.S., we are pleased to extend the direct service of the PEX3 to Tampa to support Central Florida’s growth”, says Ludovic Renou, President of CMA CGM America.

“We have been serving the Gulf since 2005, and the inaugural call of the CMA CGM DALILA marks another milestone in our long-term commitment to the region. By adding Tampa to the PEX3, we demonstrate an agility that is a hallmark of the customer-centric approach we bring to all aspects of our business, in line with Rodolphe Saadé’s strategy for the Group.”

“We are delighted and honored to welcome CMA CGM to the Port Tampa Bay family”, declares Paul Anderson, President/CEO of Port Tampa Bay. “The customers spoke and CMA CGM listened. The ongoing development of our terminal facilities and the addition of our new larger cranes, in line with the Panama Canal expansion, was key to accommodating this new service.”

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