● General International Logistics (GIL) has been set up as a joint venture between CMA CGM INLAND SERVICES (CCIS) and International Transportation and Trading Joint Stock Company (ITC).
● A new barge service offering 3 voyages between the Ho Chi Minh City and Cai Mep each week.
● The new barge service will facilitate outbound shipments to US and Europe from the deepwater port of Cai Mep.
CMA CGM INLAND SERVICES (CCIS), entity of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, and International Transportation and Trading Joint Stock Company (ITC) have set up a joint venture company, General International Logistics (GIL) to provide barge services.
A full range of solutions to support customers
Launching the Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Mep service, GIL flagged-off its first barge service from the SP-ITC terminal today. This service, which is destined for the Gemalink terminal in Cai Mep, will shuttle cargoes between the SP-ITC terminal in Ho Chi Minh City and deep seaport of Cai Mep with three voyages each week. The barge service relays Vietnamese cargoes bound for North America and Europe to be shipped from the port of Cai Mep, keeping transshipment of Vietnamese exports within her local ports. Each week, four CMA CGM long haul services make their port calls at this main gateway for southern Vietnam. They include the FAL7 service that heads for Europe; as well as the JAX, SUEZ and PEX3 services that ply the Transpacific route. The CMA CGM Group pursues its development in logistics within the region via its entity dedicated to inland transportation solutions development CMA CGM INLAND SERVICES (CCIS).
Leading transport’s energy transition with concrete actions
The CMA CGM Group is committed to making shipping and logistics a more sustainable industry and is taking concrete actions with CCIS inland solutions. The Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Mep barge service will offer Vietnamese shippers a more economical and environmentally friendly way to transport containers between these two national ports, which are 80 km apart.
With more than 30 years of market presence in Vietnam, the CMA CGM Group is the leading market player with a strength of 230 staff members in Vietnam. The Group connects the country to the rest of the world with 25 services making 72 calls weekly.
Adeline Franger Chouraqui, General Director, CMA CGM Vietnam said, “The CMA CGM Group is pleased to partner ITC in this joint venture and kick-off our first barge service to transfer cargo between the two domestic ports in Southern Vietnam. The move demonstrates our commitment to continually seek for better ways to offer more efficient, flexible and sustainable solutions to our customers between the two key terminals”.
Nguyen Van Chuyen, Chairman, ITC said, “We are honored to cooperate with CMA CGM, a world leader in shipping and logistics, in establishing a joint venture to develop the logistics sector in Vietnam. Barge transportation is an important logistics service segment, helping to connect import and export gateways with high efficiency and competitive costs. ITC believes that combining the strengths and experiences of CMA CGM and ITC, GIL will develop into a leading enterprise in Vietnam in the field of logistics services”.
Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group, a global leader in shipping and logistics, serves more than 420 ports around the world on five continents. Backed by a fleet of 566 vessels, in 2021 the Group transported 22 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) containers. With its subsidiary CEVA Logistics, a world leader in logistics, which transports 474,000 tons of air freight and more than 21 million tons of land freight each year, and its air freight division CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the CMA CGM Group is continually innovating to offer its customers a complete and increasingly efficient range of new shipping, land, air and logistics solutions.
Set up in Vietnam in 1989, the CMA CGM Group currently employs more than 230 staff members across five branch offices. It currently makes 72 port calls in Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Chu Lai, Nghi Son and Quy Nhon weekly.
Committed to the energy transition in shipping, and a pioneer in the use of alternative fuels, the CMA CGM Group has set a target to become Net Zero Carbon by 2050.
Through the CMA CGM Foundation, every year the Group helps thousands of children through its actions to promote education for all and equal opportunity. The CMA CGM Foundation also acts in humanitarian crises that require an emergency response by mobilizing the Group’s shipping and logistics expertise to bring humanitarian supplies around the world.
Source: CMA CGM