CMA CGM ditches US Lines brand

CMA CGM ditches US Lines brand

France’s CMA CGM has dropped the US Lines (USL) brand used on the group’s transpacific and North America – Oceania services.

APL has taken over the USL transpacific services while another CMA CGM subsidiay, ANL, is taking on USL’s North America – Oceania services. The move was just spotted by Alphaliner but has been in effect since the middle of October.

California-based US Lines was founded in May 2003 by Ed Aldridge, a former APL COO. CMA CGM bought it in 2007.

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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