CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd have confirmed the rotation of their upcoming joint West Med – ECNA service. The loop can been seen – depending upon the point of view – as a continuation of CMA CGM’s existing offer with Hapag-Lloyd replacing Maersk Line as partners of the French, or as a ‘new’ or ‘revised’ offering of CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyds which follows the aforementioned.
The rotation of the loop, branded ‘Amerigo’ by CMA CGM and ‘MNX’ by Hapag-Lloyd, is to be revised as of beginning of June.
Essentially the same ports are to be called both in West Med and along the ECNA. The main changes are that Valencia will be called both east- and westbound, whereas Tanger Med will be called eastbound instead of westbound. Calls at Algeciras, a main hub for Maersk Line but not a significant port for CMA CGM or Hapag-Lloyd, will be dropped.
The new rotation reads as follows: Marsaxlokk, Livorno, Genoa, Fos-sur-Mer, Barcelona, Valencia, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Tanger Med, Valencia, Marsaxlokk.
Futher to the new cooperation on the Amerigo, CMA CGM is a slot partner on Hapag’s West Med to US Gulf service.