Situation in Suez Canal #7

April 02, 2021

Dear valued Customers,

The CMA CGM Group is glad to inform its customers that Suez Canal transit improves, we continue doing our utmost to minimize the impact on vessel schedules and your supply chain. Equipment release has now resumed for almost all our vessels previously on hold.

Please find hereafter our latest situation update:



Please do not hesitate to contact your usual CMA CGM commercial representative should you have any further question.


Situation in Suez Canal #6

April 01, 2021

Dear valued Customers,

The CMA CGM Group is glad to inform its customers that Suez Canal transit improves, we continue doing our utmost to minimize the impact on vessel schedules and your supply chain.

As of today, we will be able to resume equipment release for a great part of our vessels previously on hold.

Please find hereafter our latest situation update:











Situation in Suez Canal #5

March 31, 2021

Dear Valued Customers,

The CMA CGM Group continues to monitor and inform its customers on the actions implemented to allow for a fast resumption of traffic in the Suez Canal and a complete return to normal operational conditions, and to relay its recovery action plan.

The capacity of a daily convoy remains estimated at 80 transit per day (in and out) and the situation may change depending on further development.

Operational outlook for CMA CGM Group vessels:

• We expect that Southbound backlog will be cleared by tomorrow, April 1st, and Northbound backlog by Friday, April 2nd.

• For vessels arrivals between today until the weekend, delays of 1-2 days may be expected ; and we expect a more normalized situation by next week.


Situation in Suez Canal #4

March 30, 2021

Dear Valued Customers,

The CMA CGM Group is pleased that the action plan implemented by the Suez Canal authorities with the salvage company has proven successful.

The first convoy to cross the Canal started to move, and ships that were waiting inside Great Bitter Lake transited during yesterday's night. At this time, vessel CMA CGM CHAMPS ELYSEES is currently transiting, and vessel APL CHANGI is expected to start transit this evening. The capacity of a daily convoy is estimated at 80 transit per day (in and out), but it may change depending on further development.

The Group will continue to monitor and inform its clients on the actions implemented to allow for a speedy resumption of traffic in the Canal and a complete return to normal operational conditions. Recovery action plan will be implemented and relayed to customers as soon as ships will have resumed normal passage.

Queuing vessels
Please see below the list of CMA CGM and partner vessels currently impacted:



Diverted vessels
To mitigate the impact of the incident on your shipments, the CMA CGM Group has decided to divert some vessels around the Cape of Good Hope. Please see below the list of diverted vessels. Regular updates of this list will be available on www.cma-cgm.com



Please contact your usual CMA CGM commercial representative should you have any further question.

CMA CGM press release