CMA CGM to restructure its SEAS services
Striving to continuously offer the best possible service to its customers, CMA CGM has decided to review its service pattern in the Asia to South America East Coast trade, with effect from July 2013, aiming at rationalizing the supply in the trade.
The existing SEAS services will be replaced by three new SEAS fixed-day weekly services, SEAS 1, SEAS 2 and SEAS 3 of which details are available below. The new system’s key benefits for customers are:
- optimum market coverage;
- improved transit times in key corridors;
- three weekly departures from Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong and Singapore to Santos and Itapoa;
- increased opportunities for South America East Coast exporters to South Africa with SEAS 1 and SEAS 2 calling respectively Coega and Durban.
SEAS 1, operated with 8 000 TEU vessels, with the following rotation: Busan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Hong Kong – Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore – Sepetiba – Santos – Itapoa – Itajai – Paranagua – Santos (EB) – Sepetiba (EB) – Coega – Singapore – Hong Kong – Busan.
SEAS 2, operated with 8 000 TEU vessels, with the following rotation: Shanghai – Ningbo – Hong Kong – Chiwan – Singapore – Port Kelang – Santos – Paranagua – Buenos Aires – Montevideo – Rio Grande – Itapoa – Santos – Durban – Port Kelang – Singapore – Hong Kong – Shanghai.
SEAS 3, operated with 8 000 TEU vessels, with the following rotation: Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Chiwan – Singapore – Santos – Itapoa – Singapore – Hong Kong – Shanghai.
The new services allow for a more cost efficient and flexible network, adjusted to the current trading environment, and reflects current market demand in the Far East to South America East Coast trade.
For more information, please contact your local CMA CGM office.