This change, introduced as part of the Ocean Alliance (CMA CGM - EVERGREEN - COSCO - OOCL), allows the group's largest ships, including the flagship LNG-powered CMA CGM Jacques Saadé, to make their first inbound port of call from Asia at Le Havre.
Laurent FOLOPPE, HAROPA's Commercial and Marketing Director, welcomes the choice announced by this world leader in shipping: "This new weekly stopover is part of a resumption of traffic related to the operational quality and reliability of the services offered by HAROPA."
"We are delighted with this announcement", said Louis JONQUIERE, General Manager of Port Handling (GMP). It meets the logic of our investments in Port 2000, including the commissioning at the end of the year of four new-generation gantries that we operate on the Terminal de France."
The CMA CGM Group is a long-time partner of HAROPA with about 20 regular services and more than 1200 stopovers per year.
Symbolically, it is the CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupéry, christened in Le Havre in September 2018, that will, on 13 December, inaugurate this new inbound port of call from Asia.
Details of the new rotation and transit times of the FAL1 line
Tianjin - Busan - Ningbo - Shanghai - Yantian - Singapore - Le Havre (new) - Dunkirk - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Southampton - Algeciras - Port Kelang - Tianjin
Transit time West-bound :