The CMA CGM Group constantly evolves its offer in Africa by reinforcing its main maritime services with improved port coverage and transit times linking Europe, Asia, Middle-East and India.
CMA CGM has been present in Africa since 2001, when the WAX trade was created – linking West Africa with China. Always considerate of clients’ needs, the Group continues to anticipate and meet customer expectations reflected by our continual upgraded service portfolio.
Within only five years, the CMA CGM Group has become the leader of maritime transportation in Africa, consolidated with the acquisition of DELMAS* (2006), the maritime transport expert in Africa.
During the first few months of 2014 main actions include the signing of an agreement for a 25% stake of Lekki Terminal, in Nigeria by CMA Terminals, 100% subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group; the launch of a second container platform in Dakar; the opening of two new offices in Mauritania; the opening of a new office in Maputo, Mozambique; the opening of two new offices in Madagascar, as well as the launch of a second vessel on the Indian Ocean Feeder service.
In May 2014, the CMA CGM Group announced the improvement of its ASAF service with the deployment of 12 vessels of 5,700 containers (TEU) thus becoming the first carrier with vessels of this capacity to call West Africa direct.
In 2015, further actions contributed to reinforcing the Group’s presence in Africa. Indeed, the CMA CGM Group launched a strategic maritime hub on Reunion Island and opened new offices in South Africa (Cape Town & Durban). CMA CGM, Bolloré & CHEC obtained the Kribi Container Terminal Concession for a period of 25 years. And furthermore the Group joined forces with Multiparques Group to develop an integrated logistic platform in Lobito, Angola.
With 74 offices in 43 countries, 27 maritime services, 1 400 employees, the CMA CGM Group has transported over 1 478 000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) in 2015 from/to Africa.
*Effective since 1st March 2016, Delmas is now CMA CGM.