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CMA CGM Launches New Med Gulf Ecuador Service

[ December 15, 2015   //   ]

CMA CGM is launching a new Med Gulf Ecuador service (MGE) offering a direct connection between the Mediterranean Sea, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador. It will start on December 19th in Guayaquil.
This will be the only direct and weekly service between the Gulf of Mexico and Ecuador on the market. The service will operate between the Gulf of Mexico (Veracruz, Altamira, Houston and New Orleans) and Ecuador (Guayaquil). Thanks to transhipment connections in Guayaquil, transport services are offered to Peru, Chile and Colombia.
As a result of this service, Ecuador, one of the largest banana producers in the world, will be linked to Malta in 19 days. Transhipment connections with other CMA CGM Group services offered in Malta guarantee full export solutions for Ecuadorian producers towards all global consumer markets around the world, such as the Mediterranean Sea, North Africa, and the Middle East.
CMA CGM upgrades its presence on intra American markets and pursues its development strategy in Latin America a few months ahead of the new Panama Canal opening expected mid-2016.
The new rotation will be as follow: Malta, Livorno, Genoa, Barcelona, Valencia, Tangier, Caucedo, Kingston, Veracruz, Altamira, Houston, New Orleans, Kingston, Cartagena, Guayaquil, Kingston then back to Malta. CMA CGM will operate all nine 2100 to 2500 TEU capacity vessels, with large Reefer capacity.
“By launching this new line, CMA CGM positions itself as a major player on the Ecuadorian Reefer market and offers its clients the best service to the Mediterranean. The Group also provides multiple export opportunities to numerous markets for North and South American clients, thanks to calls at Kingston and Malta Group’s hubs” said Xavier Eiglier CMA CGM Caribbean and Latin America Lines Vice President.