Two Asia – South America Cargo-Passenger Routes Reinstated After Recent Ship Changes At CMA CGM

CMA CGM Carl Antoine in Santos courtesy Santos Shiplovers

The newly-delivered 6-passenger CMA CGM Carl Antoine trades between Asia and East Coast South America

With all the ship and route changes occurring at CMA CGM this year two South America-Asia routes that had not recently been available have now been revived.

One route (ACSA2) connects Chinese ports, Hong Kong and Taiwan with Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Peru and Chile while the other route (SEAS) connects Singapore, Hong Kong and Chinese ports with Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.

The ACSA1 service is now being offered by four ships, the CMA CGM Hydra and CMA CGM Tigris, and the CMA CGM Estelle and CMA CGM Jean Gabriel, while the more recently-delivered CMA CGM Carl Antoine and CMA CGM Rodolphe have been placed onto the SEAS service. Each ship can carry up to six passengers in three double cabins.

ACSA1 offers a full round voyage of 77 days and SEAS 84 days, but by crossing the Andes between Argentina and Chile, one can also construct a full round-the-world itinerary via Asia and South America. The actual port rotations follow:

Map of the Asia Central South America 1 (ACSA1)

ACSA1: Hong Kong – Shekou – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Manzanillo – Lazaro Cardenas – Buenaventura –  San Antonio – Callao – Lazaro Cardenas – Manzanillo – Yokohama – Pusan – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong.

Map of the Asia South America East Coast 1

SEAS: Hong Kong – Singapore – Rio de Janeiro – Santos – Paranagua – Navegantes – Montevideo – Buenos Aires – Rio Grande – Navegantes – Paranagua – Santos – Singapore – Hong Kong – Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Hong Kong.

Typical transit times on ACSA1 are Hong Kong – Manzanillo in 27 days, Hong Kong – Callao 45 days, Callao – Hing Kong 32 days, and Manzanillo – Yokohama 17 days, and on SEAS Singapore – Santos in 24 days and Santos – Singapore in 25 days.

For details of booking a voyage with CMA CGM or any other cargo-passenger service please contact Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com.