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CMA CGM’s New NC Levant Service Links Mediterranean Ports

CMA CGM’s new NC Levant Service links Mediterranean ports

Hamburg, Germany (PortSEurope) January 12, 2021 – The arrival of the CMA CGM WHITE SHARK in Hamburg on 9 January 2021 has marked the start of the NC Levant Service container liner service. A total of five containerships with capacities of between 3,800 und 4,200 TEU operating on the service run by the CMA CGM shipping line. This gives Hamburg an additional service with connections
with ports in Turkey. The Turkish ports of Mersin and Iskenderun will be served by weekly sailings handled in Hamburg by EUROGATE Container Terminal. After Hamburg, the ports called are Antwerp, Le Havre, Tangier, Malta, Alexandria, Damietta, Beirut, Mersin, Iskenderun, Algeciras, Southampton and Rotterdam. “With the new ‘NC LEVANT EXPRESS’, we offer attractive transit times and excellent opportunities for transport between two important Turkish ports, the Eastern Med and five key ports in Europe. Hamburg is its Northern hub, splendidly located with its dense network of feeder services. Import and export cargoes can rapidly be transhipped onto or from feeders with Scandinavia and other countries in the Baltic region for onward shipment,” says Peter Wolf, CEO of CMA CGM (Deutschland). Despite restrictions caused by the corona pandemic, container services between Hamburg and Turkish ports have managed to grow against the trend. “We are delighted to have this new liner service in the Port of Hamburg. The trend in seaborne foreign trade with Turkey is extremely positive. Even before corona, in 2019 container transport between Hamburg and Turkey at 132,000 TEU, and seaborne cargo handling of 2.2 million tons, set a new handling record. We are also expecting a fresh record for 2020,” says Axel Mattern, Joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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