Three New CMA CGM Ships Enter Europe-Caribbean-Guyana-Brazil Cargo-Passenger Service As New Med-Caribbean Service Opens

CMA CGM Marseille

The newly-built CMA CGM Marseille replaces CMA CGM Herodote in the Europe-North Brazil service at Trinidad in September

The CMA CGM Marseille, second vessel of CMA CGM’s three-ship Guyanamax series, has recently been delivered in South Korea. This 2100 TEU capacity vessel (which includes 530 refrigerated containers) was built by the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and will fly the UK flag.

The three ships will operate in the North Europe French Guyana North Brazil line. This 42-day rotation calls at Tilbury, Rouen, Le Havre, Philipsburg, Port of Spain, Degrad des Cannes, Belem, Fortaleza and Natal and returns via Algeciras and Rotterdam to Tilbury.

The Guyanamax series is composed of the CMA CGM Cayenne, which enters the service at Trinidad next week, the CMA CGM Marseille, which follows in September, and the CMA CGM Saint Laurent, which will join the service in November.

The CMA CGM Cayenne and Marseille are equipped with cranes while the CMA CGM Saint Laurent is not, leading to speculation that the third ship could eventually be placed in service to Montreal, as her name would seem to indicate. The present CMA CGM-chartered ship on the “St Laurent” service is the much larger 3091 TEU Em Kea, which runs together with three 2900 TEU ships provided by Maersk Line. The new trio will carry passengers and the accommodation will amount to three double cabins and one single, accommodating up to seven passengers.

They replace the six-passenger CMA CGM Aristote, Herodote and Platon, which have now been moved to a new cargo-passenger service between the Mediterranean and the Baltic.

For further details on how to book either of these Transatlantic services please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail cruisepeopleltd@aol.com.

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