CMA CGM launches Jeddex
The routes Europe and Red Sea from/to Kenya and Somalia's strategic markets are again in the focus of CMA CGM. The Marseille (France)-headquartered unit is preparing to launch its Jeddex service. The deployment consists of four vessels of a 1,100 teu nominal capacity each.
The port rotation will be Yanbu – Jeddah – Mogadishu – Mombasa – Yanbu, and the relay service from/to Northern Europe, West/East Mediterranean and Red Sea via Jeddah.
The first departure from Saudi Arabia will take place on 15 April, from Jeddah. Transit times to Mombasa will significantly improve up to seven days. Via Jeddah, Mombasa is reached from Antwerp and Genoa in 29 days. Exports from Mombasa will benefit from weekly departures and reach Jeddah in ten days. (mw)