CMA CGM adds 15,000 TEU vessel

CMA CGM adds 15,000 TEU vessel

CMA CGM adds 15,000 TEU vessel, its largest container ship to call Kingston on a regular service.

CMA CGM has started the deployment of Neo-Panamax container ship on its PEX 2 service, the French shipping line’s dedicated weekly, direct, and fast service from Asia to the Caribbean and Latin American region.

CMA CGM Argentina, the largest CMA CGM vessel to call Kingston, arrived at Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited yesterday morning from Cartagena, Colombia on its way to Caucedo, Dominican Republic.

The container ship, with a capacity of 15,074 TEU, will be regularly deployed on the largest operating service to Jamaica. On this call, more than 6,300 container moves (over 11,000 TEU) will be handled by KFTL, a significant addition to the weekly rotation which serves the main ports in Asia and Southeast Asia and provides direct coverage of Latin American regional markets.

Representatives from the Port Authority of Jamaica, Embassy of France and CMA CGM Jamaica joined KFTL to welcome the vessel on its inaugural stop in Kingston. CEO and President of the PAJ, Professor Gordon Shirley, underscored the PAJ’s commitment to supporting its partners in opening trade flows to Jamaica.

“The Port Authority is pleased that CMA CGM is increasing its volumes to Kingston and strengthening the trade connection between Asia and the region, which contributes to the development of Jamaica’s logistics industry.”

“We are ready for more volumes,” said CEO of KFTL, Capt. Jedrzej Mierzewski. “KFTL’s recent investments in new equipment, the ongoing upgrades to the terminal along with the addition of frequent large vessels like this one, show that Jamaica is open for business!”

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13th March 2023