CMA CGM launches Mediterranean/Ecuador service

CMA CGM has announced the launch of its new Med Gulf Ecuador service (MGE) offering a direct connection between the Mediterranean Sea, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador. It is due to start on December 19th in Guayaquil, Ecuador, with an expected duration of 19 days.

Transhipment connections with other CMA CGM Group services offered in Malta are expected to guarantee full export solutions for Ecuadorian producers towards all global consumer markets around the world, such as the Mediterranean Sea, North Africa, and the Middle East.

According to the announcement, CMA CGM offers the only direct service on the market between the Gulf of Mexico and Ecuador. Moreover, CMA CGM also announced the company provides the only direct and weekly service between the Gulf of Mexico (Veracruz, Altamira, Houston and New Orleans) and Ecuador (Guayaquil) with additional transport services offered to Peru, Chile and Colombia.

The new rotation will be as follow: Malta, Livorno, Genoa, Barcelona, Valencia, Tangier, Caucedo, Kingston, Veracruz, Altamira, Houston, New Orleans, Kingston, Cartagena, Guayaquil, Kingston then back to Malta. CMA CGM will operate all nine 2100 to 2500 TEU capacity vessels, with large Reefer capacity.

Xavier Eiglier, CMA CGM Caribbean and Latin America Lines Vice President, said, “By launching this new line, CMA CGM positions itself as a major player on the Ecuadorian Reefer market and offers its clients the best service to the Mediterranean. The Group also provides multiple export opportunities to numerous markets for North and South American clients, thanks to calls at Kingston and Malta Group’s hubs”