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Friday, January 20 2023 - 22:43
CMA CGM deploys two 15,000-TEU Vessels, the largest containerships to call Japan on a regular service
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Jan. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/

CMA CGM Argentina is the first of two 15,000-TEU vessels on the Asia Central 
South America 1 service to call Yokohama port.

The vessels will accommodate more Yokohama-bound fresh produce on a single 
voyage and facilitate trade flows between Latin America and Asia.

CMA CGM, committed to support customers' supply chains in Japan in BETTER WAYS.

The CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land and air logistics solutions, 
received the arrival of CMA CGM ARGENTINA as its largest vessel to call at the 
Honmoku D4 terminal in Yokohama, Japan on 15 January. The containership is one 
of two 15,000-TEU series that the Group has deployed on the weekly Asia Central 
South America 1 (ACSA1) service.

Two 15 000 TEU vessels to facilitate trade flows between Latin American and Asia

Arriving from central and south America, the vessel is now the largest 
containership to call a Japanese port on a regular service and has brought 
import shipments of fresh fruits from Ecuador and Guatemala as well as coffee 
and malt from Colombia and Mexico.

A trusted shipping service that connects the important Asia-Latin America trade 
corridor, the ACSA1 service makes a port stop at the Honmoku D4 terminal each 
week. Operated by CMA CGM, the terminal has a total annual operating capacity 
of over 550,000 TEUs and contributes to about 15 % of Yokohama's port 

From Yokohama, CMA CGM ARGENTINA will head for Busan in Korea and Shekou in 
China to complete her westbound leg of the ACSA1 service. From Shekou, the 
eastbound lap of the service commences with the rotation of Shekou – Hong Kong 
– Kaohsiung – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan – Manzanillo – Lazaro Gardens – 
Buenaventura – Callao – Posorja – Lazaro – Manzanillo – Yokohama – Busan – 

Hideki Uchida, President of CMA CGM Japan said "The CMA CGM Group's 15,000-TEU 
series of vessels will stand as the largest regular service vessels to call 
Japan today. The introduction of the larger vessels on the ACSA1 service will 
not only accommodate more Yokohama-bound fresh produce on a single voyage, they 
are part of our plans to grow inbound cargoes from Central and Southern America 
ahead. Importantly, they equip us with more capabilities to further facilitate 
trade flows between Latin America and Asia."

Shinya Hitomi, President & CEO, Yokohama Kawasaki International Port 
Corporation said "We, Yokohama Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP), 
are proud that Yokohama port has been selected as a port of call for the CMA 
CGM Group's 15,000-TEU class vessels. YKIP will continue to improve its 
equipment and facilities to ensure that shipping lines are satisfied whenever 
their vessels call at the Port of Yokohama. Looking ahead, YKIP is currently 
proceeding with development works of the Honmoku Futo D5 container terminal."

CMA CGM Group, supporting customers' supply chains in Japan in BETTER WAYS

The CMA CGM Group has been operating for over 16 years with 3 branch offices 
and 1 terminal in Japan and a combined workforce of over 200 staff members. The 
group operates 20 weekly mainline services at 5 major gateway ports in the 
country, connecting major global destinations with a state-of-the-art 
intermodal network. In October 2022, the CMA CGM Group and Yokohama Kawasaki 
International Port Corporation signed a Reservation Agreement for Honmokufuto 
D5 Terminal in Port of Yokohama. By October 2026, CMA CGM's current container 
terminal operations at D4 will be relocated to the new D5, a larger and more 
sustainable terminal backed by an infrastructure of near-zero emission rubber 
tyred gantry cranes, cold ironing and LNG bunkering facilities. The CMA CGM 
Group reiterates its commitment to support customers' supply chains in Japan 
and develop BETTER WAYS to build a more efficient, resilient and sustainable 
global trade.


Led by Rodolphe Saade, the CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air and 
logistics solutions, serves more than 420 ports around the world across 5 
continents, with a fleet of 584 vessels. The Group transported 22 million TEU 
containers (twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2021. With its subsidiary CEVA 
Logistics, a global logistics player which transported 474,000 tons of air 
cargo and more than 21 million tons of inland freight, and its air cargo 
division CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the CMA CGM Group is constantly innovating to 
provide customers a comprehensive and increasingly efficient offering, thanks 
to new shipping, inland, air freight and logistics solutions.
Set up in Japan in 2007, the CMA CGM Group currently employs over 200 staff 
members across 4 branch offices and 1 terminal. It currently offers 20 maritime 
services that make more than 66 port calls each week.
Firmly committed to the energy transition in shipping and a pioneer in its use 
of alternative fuels, the CMA CGM Group has set a Net Zero- Carbon target for 
Each year, via the CMA CGM Foundation, the Group supports thousands of children 
as part of its efforts to promote education for all and equal opportunities. 
The CMA CGM Foundation also intervenes in humanitarian crises requiring an 
emergency response by calling on the Group's shipping and logistics expertise 
to deliver humanitarian supplies around the world.
Present in 160 countries through its network of more than 400 offices and 750 
warehouses, the Group employs 150,000 people worldwide, including around 4,000 
in Marseille where its head office is located. (

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