CMA CGM Deploys New Container Ships on the French West Indies Service

CMA CGMOn 25th February, Montoir de Bretagne’s TGO Great Western Terminal received the CMA CGM Fort de France, the first of four new CMA CGM container ships which are to be deployed on the North Europe − French West Indies liner service.

Built by the Chinese shipyard Cosco Zoushan, this first vessel measuring 219 metres in length and 35 metres in breadth offers a capacity of 3 300 TEUs (including 850 with reefer plug-in points), compared to 2 260 TEUs previously. The CMA CGM Fort de France is intended to replace the Pointe des Colibris.

In the spring and summer, CMA CGM will be taking delivery of three other vessels possessing the same specifications: the CMA CGM Fort Royal, CMA CGM Fort Saint-Charles and CMA CGM Fort Fleur d’Epée. These new container ships will be replacing the vessels chartered by the French shipping line in recent years, and will therefore be taking over from the Fort Saint Pierre, Santa Bettina and Pointe Caraïbe.

The CMA CGM service departing from Dunkirk serves Antwerp, Le Havre and then Montoir, the last export port of call, with a transit time of 8 days to Pointe-à-Pitre and 10 days to Fort-de-France. All types of dry and reefer cargo, FRs and OOGs are accepted.

Contact at CMA CGM – Michel Perrot

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