Inland and intermodal services in Africa

CMA CGM Truck intermodal Africa

CMA CGM offers its customers its extensive experience of on-carriage throughout Africa via secured corridors. CMA CGM also organize and manage local haulage operations throughout its African coastal markets.
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Intermodal Africa network key figures

60,000TEU in 2017

28%on ecological mode rail traffic

308existing connections

The CMA CGM Advantage

CMA CGM owned offices and agencies network available in all sub-Sahara African countries and manned with skilled professionals will bring its expertise to ensure timely and safe delivery of its customers’ cargo

  • Free deposit for most countries
  • Attractive specific Detention & Demurrage
  • Easy transit formalities for landlocked countries
  • Hot box status for BLD

Destinations and Transit Times

Please download our average transit times and other routing information.

This list is not exhaustive with further destinations available on request.

Monthly CTBL News Updates

CMA CGM produces a monthly synopsis of all the latest news and information that affects African intermodal trade corridors.
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CTBL Service Developments


February 2016
• Launched Ethiopian intermodal solutions via Djibouti offering 6-destinations by road: Mekele, Nefas Meewcha, Addis Ababa, Gibe, Shashemene and Jinga.
• Doubled Senegal Genset fleet with acquisition of 15 new generators to support local exportations and TBL to Mali.

January 2016
New reefer solutions for imports via Durban to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Eastern DRC, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.


November 2015
New Madagascar inland solution by road between Antananarivo and Tamatave.

New domestic solutions in Namibia from Walvis Bay to the East and Otjiwarongo, Otjikoto, Oshakati, Ondangwa and Oshikango in the North.
Extended road offer on the Pointe Noire-Brazzaville corridor to Dolisie, Oyo and Ouesso.

CMA CGM Inland Services [CCIS] opens new logistics platform in Toamasina, Madagascar.

Expanded intermodal local solutions in Angola to include 14 new services to Malange, Bela Vista, Catumbela, Benguela, Bahia Farta, Huambo, Lubango, Malongo, Malembo, Yema, Subantando, Buco Zau, Belize and Necuto.
New South Africa-Zambia inland rail solution launched from Kitwe to Durban.
New inland reefer solution from Mombasa to Kampala on the Kenya-Uganda rail corridor.

Launched new Ivorian inland reefer service & extended South African inland reefer service from/to the port of Durban to Johannesburg.

New routing on Zambia-Walvis Bay Corridor in Namibia.
New inland reefer solution from Nairobi to Mombasa port using DAMCO.

New intermodal hub set up in Libreville, Gabon. From here we serve domestic Gabonese destinations of Franceville, Franceville, Mouila, Bitam, Moanda, Mitzic and Makokou by road.

Reorganisation of all European/Med services to West Africa. The move maximises services to all strategic coastal African markets and provides enhanced inland transport solutions to landlocked Africa. All services are now weekly. Group reopens Gabon & Congo CTBL corridors.
Agency office in Kigali, Rwanda, has been relocated.

The CMA CGM Cameroon Container Terminal [3CTC], a new modern logistics platform, opens in Douala.
Group extends its South African inland reefer service from/to the port of Durban to Johannesburg.

Malawi is now offered on a weekly basis.
Agency office in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, has been relocated.


New deal negotiated with Rift Valley Railways [RVR], operator of the Kenya-Uganda Railways, allows us to offer competitive and reduced rates to the ICD Embakasi, Nairobi from Mombasa port, Kenya.

After a period of political unrest we reopened our TBL service from Douala, Cameroon to Bangui, Central African Republic [CAR].

Launched a new TBL reefer solution via Walvis Bay.

New inland destinations through Mombasa port [Kenya] to North Kivu region of DRC to include Beni, Butembo and Kisangani.
New corridor offered from Maputo [Mozambique] to Hwange [Zimbabwe] by rail. South African ports of Durban and Coega offers TBL by road and rail to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana and DRC.

New trucking service to South Africa destinations banded by distance/radius.
New destinations available from South African ports to Francistown [Botswana] by rail, Mbabane and Manzini [Swaziland], Kwekwe [Zimbabwe].

New Group Agency opens in N’Djamena [Chad].
CMA CGM Group launched first train between the Unicargas Terminal of Luanda [Angola] and the dry port Multiparques, located in the industrial zone of Viana, 25 km away.

‘Flexcost TBL’ launched providing customers with more flexibilities in terms of splitting cost.

To cover the market of Botswana, CMA CGM Shipping Agencies South Africa opened a new office in Gaborone.

New inland destinations in Mozambique now offers Chimoio, Matola and Inhambane via Maputo and Tete via Beira.

CMA CGM / DELMAS expanding its facilities in Dakar, Senegal, with the addition of TCD2 a dedicated multi-activity 15,000m² logistic terminal.

DELMAS expands Kenya-Great Lakes with 12 new Kenyan routes available as options on our CTBL service.
DELMAS offers new service Durban-Johannesburg by road.


New depot facilities offered in Dakar, Senegal
Group offers Mogadishu, Somalia via Mombasa
14 new domestic destinations in Kenya
10 new corridor products to/from South Sudan and Uganda

New service to/from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
New reefer service between Mombasa, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda. Nairobi offered on route.
New export service from Bujumbura, Burundi and Lubumbashi, DRC to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

New reefer service to/from Bamako depot in Mali via Dakar port, Senegal
Launched a complementary road service between Mombasa and Nairobi
New route to Franceville, Gabon from Libreville port
Export of coffee from Kigali, Rwanda with flist service provision incl inspection & fumigation

Opens 3rd corridor to support development of Zambian mining exports - new transport corridor from Walvis-Bay to Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola and Lubumbashi in south DRC. Permanent sales executive now based in Ndola.

Reefer TBL to Lubumbashi, DRC and Kigali, Rwanda

Reopening of road solution Pointe Noire-Brazzaville in Congo

New service via Tema to/from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Opening of Niger agency in Niamey


Export now available from Kigali, Rwanda to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Juba, South Sudan offered on TBL basis for 1st time via Mombasa, Kenya

Opens new office in Bamako, Mali

Opening of Kigali agency, Rwanda.

New agency offices in Bobo Dioulasso and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Sales offices open in Lubumbashi, Eastern DRC; Lusaka, Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe. All served via the corridors of Dar es Salaam, Beira, Durban and Walvis Bay ports.

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