CMA CGM launch Europe-West Africa service
Aug 16, 2016: CMA-CGM Group has announced the launch of its new service EURAF 6 by cooperating with a partner under a slot swap agreement. Effective August 30, 2016, the new EURAF 6 service deployed on the Europe-West Africa is set to further strengthen its product. The service will offer enhanced service coverage with a second loop direct from West Mediterranean to West Africa strategic markets. It will also offer a direct service from Italy and Spain to Senegal, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Ghana with the transit time vastly improved by up to six days, as well as coverage of Takoradi port on a 21-day frequency from worldwide origins. EURAF 6 port coverage is as follows: La Spezia - Genoa - Tarragona - Castellon - Valencia - Algeciras - Tangiers - Dakar - Abidjan - Tin Can / Lagos - Tema - Takoradi - Abidjan - La Spezia. This news follows a recent announcement by CMA CGM that it had launched two ‘EPIC’ services which will connect Northern Europe, The Middle East and Pakistan/North West India.