MSC and CMA CGM join forces in Europe – Australia route
MSC and CMA CGM will implement a new partnership. The two shipping giants are going to operate a joint service linking the North West Continent and the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean and Australia on the southbound leg and Australia to Southeast Asia, India Subcontinent and Europe on the northbound leg.
As a result of this cooperation, MSC’s Australia Express service between Europe / Indian Ocean and Australia will be upgraded.
The Australia Express service will operate with a fleet of 14 ships of 9500 TEU capacity, of which 9 will be provided by MSC. and 5 by CMA CGM.
The rotation will be: London Gateway – Rotterdam −Hamburg −Antwerp − Le Havre – Fos-sur-mer −La Spezia – Genoa − Gioia Tauro − Pointe des Galets – Port Louis – Sydney – Melbourne – Adelaide – Fremantle −Singapore – Colombo – Valencia − Sines − London Gateway.
“The Australia Express will continue to provide a premium direct service between Europe and Australia as well as fast transit times from Australia and South India to Europe,”, MSC says in its announcement.