Ice cream, bananas,
pineapples or kiwifruits: so many fresh products to satisfy the taste buds of
young and old during the Summer season. The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in
shipping and logistics, recalls its role in the transport of these flagship
CMA CGM, a
key player in trade exchanges
player in international economic exchanges, last year the
CMA CGM Group
transported more than 21 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) containers,
including many food products that are particularly popular during the Summer.
2018, the 511 ships of the CMA CGM Group thus transported:
• 30 million liters of ice cream, particularly between metropolitan France and the
French overseas territories;
• 12 billion bananas, mainly from the French West Indies and
Latin America to Europe. Last November, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, renewed the contract for the transport
of French West Indies bananas with the UGPBAN producers’ union until 2026. These
bananas will be transported on board a recently renewed and modernized fleet
sailing under the French flag;
• 900 million pineapples, in particular from Latin America to Europe;
• 2.5 billion kiwifruits, mainly from New Zealand to Europe and from
France to the rest of the world. France is indeed one of the world's leading
producers of kiwifruit; most of it is cultivated in South West France and then
exported throughout the world.
CMA CGM, a
Reefer expert, preserves the taste of fresh products
draws on its Reefer (“refrigerated container”) expertise to ensure the
transport of these products under optimal storage conditions. With one of the
largest fleets of refrigerated containers in the world representing 385,000
TEUs, the Group is constantly innovating to serve its customers.
CMA CGM thus
offers cutting-edge solutions under controlled atmosphere, which make it
possible to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables by maintaining their
taste qualities, so that they can be exported to more distant markets.
technologies do not use any chemicals, allowing producers to keep their organic
labels when exporting with the CMA CGM Group.