CMA CGM launches direct service to link Morocco and Algeria to the Black Sea

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

CMA CGM, a world leader in maritime transport, is launching the Black Sea Med Express service, which connects the major countries around the Black Sea (Turkey, Romania and Ukraine) to Algeria and Morocco.







The CMA CGM Group is innovating and growing in the Mediterranean by launching Black Sea Med Express, created specifically to respond to the increase in trade between the Black Sea countries, Turkey, Algeria and Morocco.

It is the first service of CMA CGM to offer a weekly connection between the main ports of the Black and Aegean seas with the North of Morocco (Tangier and Casablanca) and Algeria (Annaba) in order to develop the activity between The Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea with short lines.

A global service offering multiple service possibilities to the countries of Southern Eastern Europe and transshipment to world markets.

CMA CGM offers some of the best transit times between: Constanta is connected to Casablanca (Morocco) in 16 days, Ambarli (Turkey) to Annaba (Algeria) in 6 days, Malta to Odessa (Ukraine) in 4 days and Izmir (Turkey) to Malta in 2 days.

The proposed stopover in Malta, the CMA CGM hub, affects all of the world's markets and offers multiple opportunities for transshipment and intermodal transport thanks to efficient connections with other Group services.

The Black Sea Med Express service will begin on 21 August in Malta with a fleet of four vessels with a capacity of 1,700 TEU, which will operate in Casablanca, Tangier, Malta, Odessa, Constanta, Ambarli, Izmir, Malta and Annaba.

The implementation of the Black Sea Med Express service is directly in line with the CMA CGM Group's strategy for the development of short lines in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

CMA CGM press release