CMA CGM Group is merging subsidiaries MacAndrews and OPDR to create an intra-European multi-modal specialist.
MacAndrews, the oldest shipping company in Europe, was acquired by CMA CGM in 2002. It offers rail, land and maritime transport services to customers and is a specialist in container transport on short-sea routes as well as multimodal solutions in Europe. MacAndrews connects Great Britain, the Iberian Peninsula and Poland.
OPDR, acquired by the CMA CGM in 2015, provides intra-European short-sea transport and logistics. It mainly covers Central Europe, Spain, Portugal and Morocco.
The merged organisation, which will be headquartered in Hamburg, will trade under the MacAndrews name.
It will employ 595 people in 16 countries, with 36 agencies and 18 services.