CMA CGM announces tribute to USA at Golden Gate Bridge on July 3rd
- A special tribute to highlight the CMA CGM Group’s commitment to its U.S. customers and team members.
- CMA CGM America is the country’s top ocean freight carrier with 34 services, 85 weekly port calls and 11,000 collaborators in the U.S.
The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, is pleased to announce that it will pay a special maritime tribute to America in honor of its U.S. customers and team members on July 3rd.
An exceptional tribute symbolizing the CMA CGM Group’s bond with and commitment to the U.S.
As the 9,953-TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) CMA CGM IVANHOE passes under the Golden Gate Bridge on July 3rd at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Group will unfurl four 30’ x 60’ American flags with the sounding of a horn. Spectators will also be treated to a full water-cannon salute as the vessel sails under the iconic American landmark.
“We are honored to have our roots where so many serve and also to participate in the supply chain for this great country. The 4th of July is the perfect holiday to express our heartfelt thanks,” says Ludovic Renou, President – CMA CGM America. “The United States has stood the test of time through ingenuity and hard work, and our customers and employees exemplify those core values daily. The trust they place in CMA CGM is the reason we have become the leading ocean freight carrier in the U.S.”
The Group will be encouraging people in San Francisco to share pictures of the event via social media using #WeCelebrateUSA @cmacgm.
CMA CGM America, the country’s leading ocean freight carrier
As the country’s top ocean freight carrier, CMA CGM America serves 18 U.S. ports with 34 services and 85 weekly port calls. The company and its subsidiaries employ more than 11,000 team members in the United States. CMA CGM America has its corporate office in Norfolk, VA. The area is home to the largest Naval base in the world and the only NATO command on U.S. soil. It also boasts one of the world’s largest populations of active-duty military personnel at approximately 83,000.
As a testimony to its commitment to the U.S., the Group has over the years established several records in the U.S. maritime community. In February 2016, the 18,000-TEU CMA CGM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN was thus inaugurated in Long Beach, becoming the largest vessel to ever call the U.S. in a landmark event for the country’s shipping industry, symbolizing the Group’s faith in the U.S. and in its economy.
In September 2017, the 14,414-TEU CMA CGM THEODORE ROOSEVELT also became the largest ship ever to call at the Port of New York and New Jersey as it was selected by the Port Authority to participate in the inauguration of the elevated Bayonne Bridge connecting New Jersey with Staten Island.