CMA CGM: a leading worldwide shipping group

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Founded in Marseille in 1978 by Jacques Saadé, the CMA CGM Group is a leading worldwide shipping group.

CMA CGM: a world leader and a major economic player


Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, from its base in Marseille, the CMA CGM Group is present in more than 160 countries through its network of over 755 agencies, with more than 30,000 employees worldwide (4,500 in France).

With a young and diversified fleet of 509 vessels, the CMA CGM Group serves over 420 of the world's 521 commercial ports. Through more than 200 shipping lines, the company operates on every one of the world's seas. Its global presence and efficient ships like the CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE enabled the CMA CGM Group to transport a volume of 18.95 million TEUs last year.

There are 2,400 staff members working at the Group's head office, the CMA CGM Tower in Marseille. It is a building worthy of a major player in the French economy. The Group has 6,300 French customers and CMA CGM is the largest private employer in Marseille, the city where the company was founded in 1978.

Key figures*

18.95millionVolume transported in TEUs

21.1Billion revenues in USD

494 Vessel fleet

2.53MFleet's slot capacity in TEUs

755Offices worldwide

420Ports of call in 160 countries

200+Shipping services

30,000+Employees worldwide

4,500Employees in France


CMA CGM: subsidiaries and brands with targeted expertise for personalised service


The CMA CGM Group operates all over the world and on every sea. In order to offer personalised service, the company owns a portfolio of brands and subsidiaries that complement one another and offers strong regional expertise:

Other CMA CGM activities & subsidiaries are:

Caring for the future today

Download our annual CSR policy report

The CMA CGM Group believes that its leadership, its expertise and its business performance are directly linked to its environmental and social performance.

From a sustainable development perspective, it is essential for the CMA CGM Group to take into account the challenges faced by society and the expectations of its stakeholders.

For this reason, the Group pursued an ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility policy in 2017, based on six pillars:

  • An exemplary approach to ethics and compliance
  • Increased added value across the value chain
  • Employee commitment
  • Excellence in safety and security
  • Environmental protection
  • Group’s Corporate social engagement at global and local levels scales

Our commitment was recognized by the sustainability rating agency EcoVadis, which awarded the Group Gold recognition for the third consecutive year. We now rank among the top 1% of most responsible service providers.