Careers related to the shipping line: cornerstone of the CMA CGM Group

The shipping line is the heart of CMA CGM’s business. It is the act of transporting large quantities of goods on regular routes with defined schedules. CMA CGM counts more than 200 shipping services, allowing their customers to carry any type of merchandise all over the world.

The shipping line: jobs at the heart of the transportation industry

CMA CGM MovieWorking on a shipping line means ensuring that this regular route is working properly. It requires and provides a good understanding of the shipping industry as merchandises are monitored for all their transportation cycle, from their place of loading to their place of delivery.

Sales teams set the line's fare policy and manage the sales network. In constant contact with the agents, they monitor the progress of vessel loading, carry out arbitrage in the event of overcapacity, and replies to various calls for tenders and requests for special quotations.

Operations ensure the commercial operations of our fleet. They optimise vessel loading ensuring that voyages and calls run smoothly and according to schedule.

Ship Managers are in charge of plans for ship loading and unloading, the smooth handling of port operations, and ensuring that schedules are kept, in collaboration with the operational teams and agencies.

Cargo Flow Coordinators , with a prominent role in the operations of a line, consolidate, analyze, and adjust the flow of full and empty containers in order to optimize vessel loading.

Testimony: "Attracted by the international, analytical and strategic part of the position, I have not been disappointed"



Area Manager (graduate from Sciences Po Paris), and her choice of career within the CMA CGM Group.

During my Master's degree (Marketing and Studies), I did several internships in Marketing / Merchandising in France and Communication & Press Relations in Sydney.

Searching for new challenges and discoveries in my first job, I came across a CMA CGM job offer.

Attracted by the international, analytical and strategic part of the position, I have not been disappointed. At the heart of the world geopolitical analysis, in daily contact with more than twenty nationalities from Asian and European, I manage with autonomy the volumetric and financial performance of my agencies, and travel regularly to meet customers and local business managers.

Motivated by the dynamic teams and my management, I have the chance to see my job evolving and clearly I do not have time to be bored at my ocean view desk.

For some people, working in the shipping industry is an obvious choice, others are initially attracted by accident, but clearly seduced over time.

So, let’s set our sails towards Marseilles! ".

Testimony: “To everyone who dreams about conquest, CMA CGM offers an ideal space to flourish at work."



Trade Manager (graduate from ESSEC), and his choice of career within the CMA CGM Group.

Following my studies and one year of internships in investment banking both in Paris and in London, I decided to move on the other side of the planet, in Southern Africa to work for the CMA CGM Group.

At the heart of global trade, witness and privileged player of the development of whole continents, CMA CGM offers a glance on the world’s dynamics, as only few companies are able to do.

The mesh of its network agencies and regional offices covering more than 160 countries as well as the opportunity to leave for a mission in expatriation at any moment is one of the company’s most thrilling aspect.

For any given position within the company, the group offers a large autonomy in the organization of its workforce and in the decision-making process. This flexibility allows all those who take initiatives to grow quickly within the company.

At last, the everyday life is intense there. As a Trade Manager on the transpacific lines, my morning is dedicated to boosting the sales network in Asia whereas my afternoon is dedicated to the development of our activities with our American customers side by side with our local sales team. My unique mission is to increase and to guarantee profitability of the lines, which I manage.

Within multicultural teams, connected to the whole world, CMA CGM offers an ideal environment to grow professionally to everyone who dreams of conquest.