Services Updates

CMA CGM TIKAL: doubling loops for a better coverage

CMA CGM is pleased to announce the official launching of the new TIKAL services, a “two slings” solution covering West Coast Central America.


Commencing September 5th, 2013, with MV HS SMETANA (Voy. IK124R) in Manzanillo (Mexico), and aiming a better coverage and operational efficiency, the new TIKAL services will deploy two weekly slings:


  • TIKAL 1 will cover Costa Rica and Guatemala from Mexico, and will be operated along following rotation: Manzanillo (Mexico), Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala), Puerto Caldera (Costa Rica), Manzanillo.
  • TIKAL 2 will cover Guatemala, Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua from Mexico, and will be operated along following rotation: Manzanillo (Mexico), Acajutla (Salvador), Corinto (Nicaragua), San Lorenzo (Honduras), Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala), Manzanillo.

With this combination, CMA CGM will offer its customers:

  • a better coverage of the area with improved transit times, both eastbound and westbound (see below charts for some examples),
  • a unique hub in Mexico at Manzanillo i/o Lazaro Cardenas, facilitating relay for all cargo from Asia to Central America,
  • a double weekly call at Manzanillo (SSA & Ocupa terminals), optimizing connection from our two Asian to West Coast services,
  • a coverage of Honduras with San Lorenzo call, opening the hinterland up to Tegucigalpa area,
  • a coverage of Manzanillo to WCCA market.

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For more information, please contact your local CMA CGM office.