CMA CGM is set to launch a “Shaka Express” a service linking Asia, Indian Ocean Islands and South Africa.
The weekly service will deploy six vessels between 4,500 and 6,500 TEU, and will allow CMA CGM to meet the growing market demand of South Africa. CMA CGM reckons that over 30 per cent of the South African trade is with Asia.
The service will provide more reefer capacity for exports from Durban and Port Elizabeth to Singapore and Hong Kong; connections with the group’s global network of lines via Hong Kong for cargo from and to North China; and also Northbound and Southbound calls in Port Louis allowing relay of cargo to and from all Indian Ocean Islands.
The service will call at: Fuzhou, Xiamen, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Singapore, Port Louis, Durban, Port Elizabeth (Ngqura), Port Louis, Singapore and then back to Fuzhou.