40 years ago, on September
13th, 1978, Jacques R. Saadé launched the first maritime line between
Marseilles and Beirut, with only one ship and 4 employees. This day marked the
beginning of an extraordinary humane and entrepreneurial adventure, says an
40 years later, CMA CGM has
become a recognized world leader, with 34,000 employees and a presence in more
than 160 countries.
headed by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group has become a global reference in
the maritime transportation industry, and is pursuing its development around
five strategic priorities:
‘‘Customer Centricity‘‘by creating real innovative partnerships with customers:
launch of new offers like Serenity, Reeflex and Climactive, the most advanced
technology for the transportation of highly sensitive fruits and vegetables by
active controlled atmosphere.
development of the Group in the maritime, logistics and in-land sectors:
acquisition of a stake of 25% in CEVA to propose a complete range of services
and digitalization: ZeBox, the start-up incubator and accelerator initiated by
CMA CGM, will open its doors soon in Marseilles and will welcome initiatives
from all around the world
of human expertise combined to an agile organization.
A committed Group with
strong humane and family values
CMA CGM is
also a responsible Group committed to the protection of the environment. For
more than 15 years now, the Group has initiated an ambitious policy in this
field which already allowed for a reduction of 50% in carbon emissions by
transported container per kilometer, between 2005 and 2015. The Group has set
the goal of an additional 30% reduction in CO2 emissions for 2025.
As a Group
with strong humane and family values, CMA CGM is committed to support
fragilized children through the CMA CGM Corporate Foundation’s action. Presided
by Naïla Saadé, the Corporate Foundation has been supporting more than 200
projects in France and Lebanon since its creation in 2005.
On this anniversary day,
the 34,000 employees of the CMA CGM Group, on land and on all the seas of the
globe, celebrate this unique adventure and the success of a family Group that
was built around four core values, which have forged its force and identity:
Initiative, Boldness, Integrity and Imagination.