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.