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CMA CGM enhancing Indian Subcontinent & Middle East to East Africa service

The CMA-CGM liner service will upgrade and broaden its service to respond to the customers’ needs in the East Africa market which is growing steadily in the recent years. The upgraded broad services offer better connectivity between India and Middle East to East Africa from November fifteen. Indian export to east African countries has been growing steadily.

Starting November 15, 2017, CMA CGM will offer an additional product to East Africa, a direct service to Mozambique from the Middle East, improved connectivity for Europe, North America origins and increased export East Africa capacity:

3 direct weekly services serving 11 ports of call in East Africa with a total operated fleet of 14 vessels up to 3,500 TEUs

Launch of NOURA 1 service offering a 2nd call in Mombasa the port in Kenya in complement of Swahili Express service and a direct weekly call in Mogadishu in Somalia

The current product NOURA 2, dedicated to Indian Ocean strategic market, will expand to Beira and Nacala ports in Mozambique with fast transit times

Swahili Express service remains unchanged

Service enhancement with NOURA 1 and NOURA 2, specialised products to East Africa and Indian Ocean


Weekly direct service fully operated by CMA CGM with 4 vessels of 2,200 TEUs

2nd loop to Mombasa in Kenya and direct service to Mogadishu in Somalia from India and Middle East Gulf

Mombasa in Kenya will be reached from Jebel Ali (Dubai) in 10 days and Mogadishu in 13 days

Europe, US and Indian Subcontinent origins are served with increased connectivity

Port coverage: Khorfakkan - Jebel Ali - Mombasa - Mogadishu - Khorfakkan


Weekly service with a fleet of 5 vessels of 2,200-TEU operated by CMA CGM

NOURA 2, dedicated to Indian Ocean market, will add 2 ports in Mozambique on a fortnightly basis'

Direct link to Beira port in Mozambique from UAE ports in 12 days; excellent transit from India West Coast in 22 days

Competitive transit time for Mozambique exports

Port coverage Loop A: Khorfakkan - Jebel Ali - Longoni - Beira (1/2) - Zanzibar - Port Victoria - Khorfakkan

Loop B: Khorfakkan - Jebel Ali - Longoni - Nacala (1/2) - Zanzibar - Port Victoria - Khorfakkan

In complement to its 2 services NOURA 1 and NOURA 2, CMA CGM continues to offer a direct weekly service from India West Coast and Middle East Gulf direct to Mombasa and Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania with Swahili Express service.


 Service remains unchanged

Direct from India West Coast and Middle East Gulf offering a direct link to Kenya and Tanzania

Weekly service operated by CMA CGM with 5 vessels up to 3,500 TEUs

Port coverage unchanged: Nhava Sheva - Mundra - Khorfakkan - Jebel Ali - Mombasa - Dar Es Salaam - Mombasa [northbound for exports] - Djibouti - Nhava Sheva

A wide range of intermodal solutions to Eastern Africa domestic and cross-border destinations’ service offering is proposed by CMA CGM Group in addition to the maritime services, the company press release said.


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