CMA CGM Group strengthens its presence in Egypt with the expansion of the JEDDEX line


  • A new direct weekly service between Egypt and East Africa.
  • The CMA CGM BRAZIL (15,128 TEUs) becomes the largest vessel to ever call Sokhna port.
  • CMA CGM operates 20 services to Egypt linking the country to the rest of the world.

CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, is pleased to announce the evolution of its JEDDEX service covering Aqaba and Ain Sokhna. With this development, the Group will be offering a competitive transit time from / to Egypt and the Kingdom of Jordan, to Mogadishu and Mombasa, in addition to a wider offer for the Intra Red Sea Market.

The service will provide a connection between the USA, the Mediterranean Sea, Europe, Kenya and Somalia with an improved transit time that will positively impact the reefer cargo trade and the sensitive cargo in dry box.

The line will deploy CMA CGM BRAZIL 15,128 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) which has become the largest vessel to ever call the port of Sokhna. The vessel which is currently deployed on the Far-East – Red-Sea service, measures 366 meters and is 51 meters wide.

With this development, CMA CGM Group is determined to contribute to the economic development of the country. With 20 services to Egypt, the Group offers end-to-end solutions and services connecting Egypt to the rest of the world.

Ahmad Armoush, Chairman of CMA CGM Egypt, stated: “The development of the JEDDEX service reiterates the Group’s commitment to strengthen its service offering in Egypt. The maiden call of the CMA CGM Brazil at Ain Sokhna will broaden the Egyptian national trade with a wide access to regional and global markets”

Service JEDDEX

  • Rotation : Yanbu – Jeddah – Mogadishu –Mombasa – Jeddah – Ain Sokhna – Aqaba – Yanbu
  • Weekly service
  • 4 vessels



Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group is a world leader in shipping and logistics. Its 489 vessels serve more than 420 ports on five continents around the world and carried nearly 22 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2019. With CEVA Logistics, a world leader in logistics services, CMA CGM handles more than 500,000 tons of airfreight and 1.9 million tons of inland freight every year. CMA CGM is constantly innovating to offer customers new maritime, inland and logistics solutions. Present on every continent and in 160 countries through its network of 755 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs 110,000 people worldwide, of which 2,400 in Marseille where its head office is located.