Executive Briefings

CMA CGM Acquires OPDR; Enhances ASEA Service

The liner shipping company CMA CGM Group has acquired Germany-based OPDR.

The latter is a specialist in short-sea shipping and door-to-door logistics for North Europe, the Canary Islands, Iberian Peninsula and Morocco. It works with more than 200 dedicated collaborators and a network of agencies that connects Europe, Scandinavia and North Africa. OPDR operates five services, between North Europe and the Canary Islands; Seville and Canary Islands; North Europe, Spain, Portugal and Morocco; North Europe and Morocco; and North Europe, Spain and Scandinavia. In another company announcement, CMA CGM is upgrading its Asia-East Africa (ASEA) service with the launching of two services. ASEA Kenya will provide four-days reduced transit time to Kenya, while ASEA Tanzania will offer eight-days reduced transit to Tanzania. The two services will deploy of fleet of vessels with capacity of 2,800 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). The change improves service to Somalia with weekly calls, and also covers the Indian Ocean with bi-weekly calls in the Maldives and Seychelles Islands. The services connect Asia to the landlocked African countries of Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda and South Sudan.

OPDR Acquisition

ASEA Service

The latter is a specialist in short-sea shipping and door-to-door logistics for North Europe, the Canary Islands, Iberian Peninsula and Morocco. It works with more than 200 dedicated collaborators and a network of agencies that connects Europe, Scandinavia and North Africa. OPDR operates five services, between North Europe and the Canary Islands; Seville and Canary Islands; North Europe, Spain, Portugal and Morocco; North Europe and Morocco; and North Europe, Spain and Scandinavia. In another company announcement, CMA CGM is upgrading its Asia-East Africa (ASEA) service with the launching of two services. ASEA Kenya will provide four-days reduced transit time to Kenya, while ASEA Tanzania will offer eight-days reduced transit to Tanzania. The two services will deploy of fleet of vessels with capacity of 2,800 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). The change improves service to Somalia with weekly calls, and also covers the Indian Ocean with bi-weekly calls in the Maldives and Seychelles Islands. The services connect Asia to the landlocked African countries of Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda and South Sudan.

OPDR Acquisition

ASEA Service