New weekly CMA CGM reefer service in Zeebrugge
As from January 2016, a Caribbean CMA CGM service will make a weekly call in Zeebrugge. The North Europe French West Indies (NEFWI) service mainly imports fruit from the Caribbean. Reefer vessel CMA CGM Fort Saint Louis will make the first call on 19 January 2016. In total, four CMA CGM vessels with a capacity of 2.260 TEU will be deployed, all equipped with 550 reefer plugs.
The port of Zeebrugge will be the last European port call in the service. For the reefer cargo with destination Antwerp, a PortConnect nv barge service will provide the connection between APMT Zeebrugge and Belgian New Fruit Wharf in Antwerp. Export cargo for Central America (to Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Suriname, Windwards, Leewards) will also be handled in the port of Zeebrugge.
Consolidation of CMA CGM services at AMPT Zeebrugge Terminal
CMA CGM also announces that the FAL1 and FAL8 will be consolidated at the APMT Zeebrugge terminal. Lines loading and discharging there are CMA CGM, China Shipping, UASC, COSCO, EVERGREEN and HYUNDAI. Logistic calls with deep sea vessels (FEMEX) and feeders are made on a regular basis.
“Port of Zeebrugge welcomes the consolidation and the new service of CMA CGM, confirming its deepsea and shortsea container ambition in Zeebrugge”, says Joachim Coens, CEO Port of Zeebrugge.