Fourth in a series of six vessels of these dimensions, the CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE is deployed on the FAL 1 (French Asia Line) line, linking Asia to Northern Europe. With transit times among the fastest in the market between Asia and Northern Europe and with an optimal coverage of Central and South China, the FAL1 offers a high quality service to the Group’s customers.
FAL: Benchmark for quality on the Asia-North Europe Market
The FAL 1 operates the fleet’s biggest vessels and is CMA CGM’s flagship line on the Asia Europe trade. It offers customers a weekly fixed day connection between Central and South China, the country’s main exporting regions, and North Europe. Having a direct service to Southampton and Hamburg provides European importers with the fastest transit times on the market. FAL 1 is an integral part of no less than 8 CMA CGM services linking Asia to Atlantic Europe, to provide the most comprehensive offer on the market, based on:
- A dense network of CMA CGM Agencies
- A dedicated network of 30 feeders operated by CMA CGM, multiplying and extending coverage pre and post hub ports
- A combined offer of almost 9,500 “port pairs”
- 110,000 containers processed every week leaving Asia
- 30 vessels with capacities ranging from 11,400 to 18,000 TEUs.
Fal1 is also a single vector to the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, thanks to its stopovers in Malta and Kofakkan HUBs, that provides an exceptional coverage of all the ports in the area, through our own feeder network.
The word of the expert
Nicolas Sartini, Directeur Central des lignes Asie-Europe du Groupe CMA CGM :