Founded in Marseille in 1978 by Jacques Saadé, the CMA CGM Group is a leading worldwide shipping group. From its base in Marseille, the CMA CGM Group is present in more than 160 countries through its network of over 765 agencies, with more than 22,000 employees worldwide (4,500 in France). With a young and diversified fleet of 471 vessels, the CMA CGM Group serves 420 of the world’s 521 commercial ports. Through its 200 shipping lines the company operates on every one of the world’s seas. Its global presence and powerful ships like the CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE enable the CMA CGM Group to transport a volume of 13 million TEUs (2015) each year.. The CMA CGM Group posted revenues of US$ 15.7 billion in 2015, proving that “family business” companies are efficient and make it possible for French industry to rise to the upper echelons of world trade.