CMA CGM will reshuffle its service network in the Middle East from the end of July 2018.
According to the French shipping line, the Ocean Alliance Day Two Product will offer a total of four loops between Far East and Middle East ports. The CIMEX 1 and CIMEX 3 services will be merged into one loop covering most of the ports that were previously offered.
The coverage includes ports in mainland China, Southeast Asia and major ports in the Middle East region.
The new CIMEX 1 service will have a port rotation of: Tianjin – Busan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Shekou – Singapore – Sohar – Jebel Ali – Hamad – Dammam – Jubail – Singapore – Tianjin.
The combined service will allow for an optimized network and enhanced reliability, according to CMA CGM.