The CMA CGM Group announces the launch of its new Asia Southern Red Sea Express service (REX3)
The CMA CGM Group is pleased to introduce the new Asia Southern Red Sea Express (REX3), a new fixed-day weekly service that will broaden our market coverage and provide more efficient and high quality services to customers starting on May 8, 2014.
This new service is in addition to our existing Asia Northern Red Sea Express (REX2) which together will improve our port coverage to meet the growing demand and customer requirements in the Red Sea market.
This new setup is developed through a Vessel Sharing Agreement with United Arab Shipping Company -UASC and China Shipping Container lines - CSCL that leverages on our strong expertise in this region and as part of our continual commitment to better serve our customers by providing competitive transit times between ports in Asia and Red Sea.
This new deployment will also benefit Red Sea exporters in minimizing their transit time through the improved port coverage.
The CMA CGM Group looks forward to this partnership to enhance efficiencies in the deployment of our vessels to provide the most competitive transit times, the widest port coverage, and flexible customized services to meet the needs of our valued customers.
The New REX3 port rotation is as follows:
Xiamen – Yantian – Shekou – Port Kelang – Djibouti - Jeddah– Port Sudan – Djibouti – Port Kelang – Xiamen.
Stéphane Courquin, Vice-President of CMA CGM Asia Med Lines states: “It was strategic to consolidate and build up our presence in the Red Sea markets with improved services from Asia. This new configuration is an additional step of our deployment in the area and confirms the will of the Group to strengthen its presence in these strategic areas”