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 600 agencies, with more than 29,000 employees worldwide (4,500 in France). With a young and diversified fleet of 536 vessels, the CMA CGM Group serves over 420 of the world’s 521 commercial ports. Through more than 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 18 million TEUs (2015) each year.