CMA CGM bids adieu to the MacAndrews brand

CMA CGM bids adieu to the MacAndrews brand

France’s CMA CGM is folding the MacAndrews brand into its other intra-European subsidiary, Containerships, effective April 1.

Acquired by CMA CGM last year, Containerships is present in the Baltic markets, Russia, Northern Europe, North Africa and Turkey.

MacAndrews, meanwhile, was bought by CMA CGM in 2002 and merged with OPDR last year. It mainly connects North and Central Europe with the Iberian Peninsula, the Canary Islands and Morocco.

Guillaume Lathelize, an SVP at CMA CGM, said the move was part of the group’s strategy in “densifying” regional coverage and developing land and logistics services.

“We will thus be able to offer our customers tailored end-to-end solutions and better cater to their expectations and their needs,” Lathelize said.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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