Corporate Information

Situation in Suez Canal #5

Last update - March 31st, 2021


Dear Valued Customers,


The CMA CGM Group continues to monitor and inform its customers on the actions implemented to allow for a fast resumption of traffic in the Suez Canal and a complete return to normal operational conditions, and to relay its recovery action plan.


The capacity of a daily convoy remains estimated at 80 transit per day (in and out) and the situation may change depending on further development.


Operational outlook for CMA CGM Group vessels:


  • We expect that Southbound backlog will be cleared by tomorrow, April 1st, and Northbound backlog by Friday, April 2nd.
  • For vessels arrivals between today until the weekend, delays of 1-2 days may be expected ; and we expect a more normalized situation by next week.

Please do not hesitate to contact your usual CMA CGM commercial representative should you have any further question.