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CMA CGM Group reinforces Singapore as its Asia-Pacific regional hub

July 7, 2020: The French shipping and logistics company CMA CGM Group announced the reinforcement of Singapore as its Asia-Pacific regional hub from October, CMA CGM as the Group’s exclusive commercial carrier on the transpacific trade and APL will focus on its service to the United States government.

The current CMA CGM regional office and Neptune Orient Lines will be redesigned as a major regional hub from October 1, 2020, as CMA CGM Asia Pacific Limited.
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The current CMA CGM regional office and Neptune Orient Lines will be redesigned as a major regional hub from October 1, 2020, as CMA CGM Asia Pacific Limited.

July 7, 2020: The French shipping and logistics company CMA CGM Group announced the reinforcement of Singapore as its Asia-Pacific regional hub from October, CMA CGM as the Group’s exclusive commercial carrier on the transpacific trade and that APL will focus on its service to the United States government.

The current CMA CGM regional office and Neptune Orient Lines will be redesigned as a major regional hub from October 1, 2020, as CMA CGM Asia Pacific Limited. This Singapore-based hub will drive CMA CGM’s development in the Asia-Pacific region and will focus on delivering end-to-end shipping and logistics solutions. ANL Container Line will become a subsidiary of CMA CGM Asia Pacific Limited as part of this development.

Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL) will be renamed to CMA CGM Asia Pacific Limited. This new Asia-Pacific hub of the CMA CGM Group will oversee trade management of all exports from Asia via CMA CGM, as well as intra-Asia short-sea services through CNC.

Stéphane Courquin, head, CMA CGM Asia Pacific, said, “The reorganization of our transpacific trade will keep our global network more efficient and diversified. The creation of a new Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore demonstrates our dedication to serve the region as we take supply chain efficiency to the next level, leveraging our expertise in shipping and logistics.”

Transpacific & the US
From October 1, 2020, CMA CGM will become the sole commercial carrier of the group operating in the Transpacific. Meanwhile, APL will focus exclusively on servicing the United States Government and will leverage its experience providing U.S. flag services to enhance the group’s specialization in this business segment. APL will also continue its efficient service to the Guam-Pacific trade which directly benefits the people of Guam and Saipan.

Ed Aldridge, president, CMA CGM and APL in the United States, said, “We are leveraging the very best of CMA CGM and APL, two major carriers in the U.S., to bring our customers an even more focused and streamlined customer experience. This simplification fortifies the Group’s number-one position in the country while enabling us to build upon APL’s rich heritage of U.S. flag-ship operations and service to the United States Government.”

With this new development, the Group simplifies its brand strategy with CMA CGM as its global commercial carrier and expert brands supporting its development in dedicated markets:

• APL, as the expert carrier in U.S. Government cargo,
• ANL, as the leader in Oceania, its core market,
• CNC, as the intra-Asia short-sea specialist,
• Mercosul Lines, as the Brazilian cabotage expert,
• Containerships, as the multimodal transport intra-European leader.


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