The CMA CGM
Group, a leading worldwide shipping Group, is pleased to announce that it has
completed 31 October 2018 the acquisition of Containerships, a container-transportation
and logistics company says a release.
The European Commission authorized this
transaction on October 22nd. Containerships, which specializes in the
intra-European market, will complement CMA CGM’s service offering.
1966, Containerships is a Finnish company specialized in Intra-European
containerized trade with 690 employees. Containerships offers its clients a
complete range of high-quality services, as well as logistics solutions through
all types of transportation (sea, road, rail and barge).
acquisition of Containerships, the Group strengthens its position as a major
player in intra-European transport, in particular through the combination of
the geographical areas covered by Containerships and MacAndrews: MacAndrews,
recently merged with OPDR, covers Great Britain, Poland, Sweden, Ireland, the
Netherlands, Spain (including the Canary Islands), Portugal and Morocco,
Containerships is present in the Baltic markets, Russia, Northern Europe, North
Africa and Turkey.
of the CMA CGM Group’s intra-European activity will now benefit from the
expertise of 2,700 employees located in 130 offices.
Containerships, CMA CGM is also pursuing its strategy towards the protection of
the environment with the upcoming entry into Containerships’ fleet of four
1,400 TEU vessels powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). These vessels will be
followed, from 2020 onwards, by the entry into service of the nine 22,000 TEU
and two 1,400 TEU container ships ordered by the CMA CGM Group. In addition,
Containerships has a fleet of LNG-powered trucks, enabling the CMA CGM Group to
offer LNG throughout the transport cycle.