CMA CGM: a global leader in container shipping
Founded in Marseille in 1978 by Jacques Saadé, the CMA CGM Group is the third-largest container shipping company worldwide and number 1 in France.
CMA CGM: a world leader and a major economic player
From its base in Marseille, the CMA CGM Group is present in more than 150 countries through its network of over 650 agencies, with more than 18,000 employees worldwide (4,700 in France).
With a young and diversified fleet of 428 vessels (81 company owned), the CMA CGM Group serves 400 of the world's 521 commercial ports. Through its 170 shipping lines the company operates on every one of the world's seas. Its global presence and powerful ships like the CMA CGM JULES VERNE enable the CMA CGM Group to transport a volume of 11.4 million TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit) each year.
The CMA CGM Group posted revenues of US$ 15.9 billion in 2013, proving that "family business" companies are efficient and make it possible for French industry to rise to the upper echelons of world trade.
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.
2013 Key figures
15.9billionRevenue in USD
11.4millionVolume transported in TEUs
428Vessel fleet81 owned by the company
1.556MFleet's slot capacity in TEUs
400Ports of call in 150 countries
4,700Employees 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 offer strong regional expertise:
- Delmas, to and from Africa;
- ANL, in Oceania;
- CNC, in the Intra-Asia market;
- US Lines, in Oceania and North America's West Coast;
- MacAndrews, in Europe;
- Comanav, in North Africa.
Other CMA CGM activities & subsidiaries are:
- CMA Ships, for vessel fleet and crew management (upkeep, provisioning, construction projects, etc.);
- CMA Terminals & Terminal Link, for terminal construction, acquisition, and operation around the world;
- CMA CGM Logistics, for integrated global logistical solutions;
- intermodal transport solutions around the world, and Greenmodal Transport, in Europe.
CMA CGM: environmental concerns at the heart of the Group's strategy
The sustainable development policy, launched several years ago by Jacques Saadé, is central to the CMA CGM Group's decision-making. CMA CGM has improved its CO2 performance by 40% in 2013 (projection: 50% by 2015).
There are many reasons for this environmental efficiency:
- ships with the latest technologies for ensuring safety and protecting the environment ;
- pioneering investment in eco-containers since 2005 ;
- creation of Greenmodal Transport in 2012, the first three-mode French shipping operator combining rail, river, and road transport, all while guaranteeing the lowest environmental impact at the lowest cost ;
- a ISO 14001 certification for the management of the Group's ships obtained in 2013 ;
- and much more…