CMA CGM is known for to be the 3rd biggest container shipping company in the world. When mentioning the Group, the huge containerships such as the CMA CGM JULES VERNE come to mind. Yet the Group’s activity also extends inland with Intermodal solutions. But before focusing on CMA CGM Intermodal solutions, let’s take a look at what Intermodal is.
Intermodal : a definition
The history of Intermodal is closely linked to that of containers. They made it possible for freight shipping companies to supply their clients, and containers transported by truck, train or barge have now become an essential interface between the client’s warehouse and the terminal.
That is why any shipping company that proposes ‘door-to-door’ services to its clients has to invest in Intermodal in order to ensure high quality service. Providing ship rotations is not enough in itself and companies also have to be capable of offering freight transport to and from ports and terminals.
It is also important to note that Intermodal is an efficient means of extending the scope of a company’s operations.
Intermodal and CMA CGM
Our vessels call at over 400 ports, but do you know how many different rates are available in our Intermodal tariffs? Over 4 million! We are now able to offer services to almost everywhere – from the Carpathians to the Andes Cordillera – thanks to our land, rail and river networks and all their possible combinations. Our range of services is unlimited and we are now in a position to respond positively to all of the demands for new transport options, demands which we receive daily.
The creation of our Intermodal networks in Europe, the United States, Africa and Asia represents one of the biggest projects that CMA CGM has undertaken in the 2000s, and the excellent results are there for all to see.
CMA CGM Intermodal are not only complete, but also modern. Next time we will focus on Greenmodal Transport, CMA CGM solution for all Intermodal needs.