On 31 July, the shipping company CMA CGM launched a new container service, adding a new link between Gothenburg and Hamburg. The new service includes calls at Gothenburg every Friday, initially using a vessel with a capacity of over 1,000 TEUs.
“CMA CGM is a leading worldwide shipping group, and this is yet another step in our ongoing strategy for the Swedish market. The launch of this new service will enhance the potential for Sweden to link into our extensive global service network,” said Linus Ljungmark, General Manager at CMA CGM Scandinavia.
CMA CGM’s vessel Aries J entering the Port of Gothenburg. Image: Gothenburg Port Authority.
The service will be operated under the name Scandinavian Shuttle Service, departing from Gothenburg every Friday, and arriving in Hamburg the following Sunday/Monday. Initially, the vessel Aries J, with a capacity of over 1,000 TEUs, will be used.
“We are extremely pleased to see that CMA CGM is continuing to invest offensively, and particularly so as it has chosen the Port of Gothenburg as a focal point. The Port acquires a new service which will broaden our offering even further, opening up new potential for Swedish industry to reach its global markets,” said Claes Sundmark,” Vice President, Business Area Container, RoRo & Rail at the Gothenburg Port Authority.
CMA CGM – one the world’s largest container lines – is part of the shipping company alliance “Ocean Alliance” along with Cosco, Evergreen, and OOCL.
Source: Port of Gothenburg