CMA CGM unveils new short sea Med service

CMA CGM has introduced its new TMX 2 – Turkey Med Express 2, a new Short Sea Mediterranean service starting on 16 December with the 1,100TEU container ship, OPS Hamburg from the Port of Gemlik.

TMX 2 service’s rotation is Gemlik – Gebze – Ambarli – Aliaga – Salerno – Genoa – Marseilles – Algiers – Skikda – Annaba – Gemlik.

The French carrier has described its new product as “the fastest ever maritime bridge between Turkey, Italy, France and Algeria.”

TMX 2 service will provide new gateway possibilities to route customers’ cargo destined to other Western Europe locations (Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands). CMA CGM said, “this sustainable option aiming at optimising your transportation lead-time, your frequency and your costs is a consistent alternative to traditional Truck flows from Turkey to Western Europe.”

The company’s intermodal network combined with shortened vessels port stay (less than 12 hours), Express Terminal gate in / cut off and a special container equipment fleet of 45’ pallet wide containers will foster an optimised supply chain dynamic, according to CMA CGM.