This is another exciting milestone for CMA CGM as part of the Group’s continued efforts to make Singapore our main hub in the region, while reiterating the importance of Singapore to our global strategy.
French President François Hollande inaugurates the extension of CMA CGM-PSA container terminal in Singapore
CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group, and PSA, one of the largest international port group, inaugurated March 27 the commissioning of the extension of their joint terminal, dubbed the “Lion Terminal” and located on the brand new Pasir Panjang Terminal in Singapore.
During an official state visit, Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic, officiated at the event in presence of Mr. Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Singapore.
Doubling operating capacity
CMA CGM and PSA had inaugurated CPLT first phase in July 2016: the terminal was equipped with two mega container berths with an initial annual capacity of 2 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). With the addition of two more berths under Phase 2 of its development, CPLT is now equipped with a total operating capacity of 4 million TEUs.
A performing joint venture
Since early 2017, CPLT has achieved top service levels with an average Gross Berth Productivity of more than 160 moves per hour for the mega vessels, with peaks at 220 moves. Leveraging the industry-leading port infrastructure and technologies including the state-of-the-art yard automation, CPLT is in condition to service the vessels of CMA CGM and other shipping companies.
Mr. Jean-Yves Duval
Vice-Président principal pour l'Asie au bureau régional de CMA CGM en Asie
Mr. Ong Kim Pong
P-DG régional de PSA International pour l'Asie du Sud-Est
PSA is deeply honored by the trust CMA CGM has placed on us to serve as their Asian hub for the long run. We look forward to the opportunities this brings to support trade between the ever-growing economies of the Asia-Pacific region, and the world.
About CMA CGM
CMA CGM, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping group. Its 453 vessels call more than 420 ports in the world on all 5 continents. In 2016, they carried 15.6 million* TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units).
Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM enjoys a continuous growth and keeps innovating to offer its customers new maritime, terrestrial, and logistical solutions.
With a presence in 160 countries and through its 600 agencies network, the Group employs 29,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles.
About PSA Singapore
PSA Singapore, a fully-owned subsidiary of PSA International, operates the world’s largest container transhipment hub in Singapore, linking shippers to an excellent network of major shipping lines with connections to 600 ports globally.
Shippers have access to daily sailings to every major port in the world at this mega hub. Its excellence in port operations has consistently been recognised by the shipping community.
In 2016, it was voted the “Best Container Terminal (Asia)” at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards. PSA Singapore Terminals handled 30.59 million TEUs of containers in 2016.
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