CMA CGM deploys its flagship fleet between Asia and the US West coast


The CMA CGM Group has announced six 18,000 TEU vessels are to be deployed on the trans-Pacific market in an effort to accelerate its growth. The fleet is due to be deployed between Asia and the U.S. West coast in May.

According to the announcement, the decision is in line with both the growth strategy set by the Group in the United States and around the world and the optimization of its fleet.

In total, six ships of 18,000 TEUS are expected to join the Pearl River Express service; a series of six ships bearing the names of great explorers: CMA CGM Bougainville, CMA CGM Kerguelen, CMA CGM Georg Forster, CMA CGM Vasco de Gama, CMA CGM Zheng He and CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin.

The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, which became the largest ship ever to call in the United States last December, will remain on the trans-Pacific market. The other five 18,000 TEU vessels are to join her on the Pearl River Express line.

Source: CMA CGM

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