CORRECTION: CMA CGM and MSC have not made choice of Californian port
The Shippers’ NewsWire dated July 10 reported CMA CGM as saying that the five 8,000-TEU containerships ordered by CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Co. for their future transpacific vessel-sharing agreement will call at Los Angeles from next year.
CMA CGM has retracted this statement, and said that the ships will call at either Los Angeles or Long Beach in southern California, and that the decision on the final port of call has not been made.
CMA CGM’s two existing Asia/U.S. Pacific Southwest services call at Los Angeles. Mediterranean Shipping Co., the other partner in the future service, sends both of its current transpacific services to Long Beach, where its container terminal is located.
Mediterranean Shipping told American Shipper on Friday that the future service “will be making alternate calls to Long Beach and Los Angeles, providing a 14 day frequency to each port, on this new service.”
The future transpacific service is a 50/50 joint operation between the two carriers, and is scheduled to start in the second half of next year.