Services Updates

CMA CGM: The only shipping line calling Buchanan port in Liberia

The CMA CGM Group is very pleased to announce the addition, on its PC north service, of a new direct call in Buchanan (Liberia), located 100km south of Monrovia, thus expanding its service opportunities in Africa and becoming the only shipping line calling Buchanan in 20 years.

This new call primarily responds to the needs for the export cargo of wood, rubber, palm oil and minerals produced in the area of Buchanan.

The CMA CGM Group will also serve Buchanan for import from worldwide on CMA CGM long haul services through the Tangiers hub.

As from March 2014, the CMA CGM PC North service full rotation will be as follows:

A service operating 4 vessels of 1 600 TEUs.

Tangiers (Fri) – Nouakchott (Fri) – Banjul (Sun) – Freetown (Wed) – Monrovia (Sat) – Buchanan (Wed) - Tangiers

The new call in Buchanan will start with MV Spero vge 8E025S on the 24th march 2014.

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Mathieu Friedberg, Senior Vice President CMA CGM African Lines, states: “We are proud to be the first and sole carrier to offer the coverage of Buchanan in Liberia thus demonstrating our commitment to our African customers. This innovation reflects our continuous focus to understand our customers in Africa and better respond to their needs.”