CMA CGM to continue EPIC journey alone
Europe Pakistan India Consortium set for change
Marseilles, France-based CMA CGM has confirmed that it will continue with a single weekly service in the Europe/Middle East/India when its consortium agreement with German carriers Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg S'd ends in a few months.
The two Hamburg-based lines said Monday they will terminate the existing two-loop Europe Pakistan India Consortium (EPIC) agreement with CMA CGM in early May to start their own string using six 4,000-TEU vessels on an as yet undetermined port rotation.
CMA CGM told Shippers’ NewsWire that its replacement service will deploy six 4,200-TEU containerships, soon to be replaced by 6,500-TEU vessels, on a rotation of Tilbury, Hamburg, Antwerp, Le Havre, Port Said, Korfakkan or Jebel Ali, Port Qasim, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Malta and back to Tilbury.