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CMA CGM announces new direct Asia service from New Orleans

Staff Writer |
Marseilles, France-based CMA CGM announced a new direct weekly container service to Asia from the Port of New Orleans Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal.

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Part of the company’s PEX3 service, the inaugural vessel is scheduled to arrive on January 31 for service by terminal operator Ports America.

"CMA CGM is proud to be expanding our presence in New Orleans, further showing our commitment to the Gulf region, and Louisiana specifically. We look forward to continued growth in the region, and are pleased to be contributing to the evolution and development of thi

vital hub.

"In the U.S., the group now offers a global coverage with 23 services in and out of North America to over 150 countries around the world," said Marc Bourdon, CMA CGM America president.

The faster transit times provided by the new direct service enhances the Port of New Orleans’ reach for shippers and competitive advantage overall. It also helps both the region and state of Louisiana by serving as a catalyst to attract new business.

CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container carrier, has called at the Port of New Orleans since 2009 and currently operates two weekly services, the Med-Americas Service to the Caribbean and South and Central American ports from New Orleans and the Victory Bridgea Service to Northern European ports.

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