According to CMA’s official website, CMA will simplify its trans-Pacific trade and transportation network, and the US Presidential Ship (APL), which was acquired by CMA Group four years ago, will officially withdraw from the trans-Pacific route. From October 1, CMA CGM will become the group’s sole carrier on the trans-Pacific route, and APL will focus on providing material transportation for the US government through the US flag fleet.
Ed Aldridge, President of CMA CGM and APL America, said: “We are integrating the advantages of CMA CGM and APL, two major carriers in the United States, to bring a more focused and simplified customer experience. This streamlining is consolidating our position as the largest in the United States. At the same time as the operator’s status, it can also make full use of APL’s rich experience in the operation of the American fleet to provide material transportation services to the US government more effectively.”
The current CMA CGM Regional Office and Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL) will be reorganized and renamed CMA CGM Asia Pacific Limited from October 1st. This hub, headquartered in Singapore, will promote the development of CMA CGM in the Asia-Pacific region and will focus on providing end-to-end shipping and logistics solutions. As part of this development plan, ANL Container Lines Pty. Limited will become a subsidiary of CMA Asia Pacific Limited.
Stéphane Courquin, head of CMA Asia Pacific, said: “The reorganization of the trans-Pacific route will make our global transportation network more efficient and diversified. The establishment of a new Asia-Pacific center in Singapore demonstrates our commitment to serving the region. Our expertise in shipping and logistics raises supply chain efficiency to a new level.”