CMA CGM integrates MacAndrews into Containerships

France’s CMA CGM Group has announced that is has integrated its multimodal unit MacAndrews into the Containerships brand to strengthen its intra-European multimodal transport business.

Containerships and MacAndrews operate a combined fleet of 32 vessels and 700 trucks, calling 64 ports through 26 maritime services and 8 inland services.

CMA CGM said the single Containerships brand will be able to unlock major synergies and focus on commercial growth and on the development of high-quality services for its customers, while the integration of the local agencies networks will allow for the creation of a tailored intra-regional service.

“By joining two recognized and complementary intra-European experts, the CMA CGM Group will create and develop a multimodal transport intra-European leader. The new, innovative Containerships brand integrates into the Group’s strategy aimed at densifying its regional coverage and at developing tailored end-to-end solutions for its clients,” said Guillaume Lathelize, CMA CGM’s senior vice president, short sea lines Med & North Europe.

Claude Lebel, current CEO of MacAndrews, has been appointed as the new CEO of Containerships. He replaces Kari-Pekka Laaksonen , who resigned last week.

CMA CGM merged its subsidiaries MacAndrews and OPDR in January last year and completed the acquisition of Containerships in November of the same year.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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