Today, the rail transport represents 30% of the overland transport organised by CMA CGM group.
Three fields of expertise
CMA Rail’s experienced staff has a thorough understanding of the maritime and ground transportation sectors. It has developed its expertise as a rail operator, a rail freight forwarding agent, and an intermodal solutions consultant.
CMA Rail holding coordinates the group’s rail activity in the world
The main activity of CMA Rail consists of developing the rail activity abroad (out of Europe) for the Group CMA CGM, notably by putting in place partnerships in Northern Africa, India and China.
CMA Rail also does consulting and valuation on opportunity studies for rail development in several countries.CMA Rail has 2 subsidiaries:
Rail Link Europe: 100 %, developing rail activity in Europe
Rail Link Algérie: 55 %, developing rail activity in Northern Africa
(RAIL LINK became CMA Rail en 2007)
RAIL LINK EUROPE develops the group’s rail activity in Europe.
RAIL LINK EUROPE, created in 2007, offers its customers (shipping companies, ground shipping companies and freight forwarders) innovating rail services with regular trains in private traction between major port terminals and Europe’s chief economic regions. Its two rail hubs located in Ludwigshafen (Germany) and Lyon (France) allow numerous connections within Germany and towards Eastern Europe on the one hand and to Germany and the Benelux on the other hand.
Agencies: Marseille, Le Havre, Antwerp, Hamburg Transport Plan and Schedule Quotation Request
RAIL LINK ALGERIE develops the group’s rail activity in northern Africa.
In joint venture with SNTF (Société Nationale Des Transports Ferroviaires), CMA Rail started its activity beginning of 2009 and plans to extend it further until end of the year in order to operate the rail service from Bejaia – Rouiba (dry port of Alger) on a regular basis.