CMA CGM has completed a round of changes which the shipping line recently applied to its coverage between the US East Coast and the Caribbean. In this respect, CMA CGM revised both ist ‘Cagema mainliner’ and ‘Cagema Inter Islands Feeder’ operations.
The former is a loop that links New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Jacksonville and Miami with the numerous ports in the Caribbean, whereas the later trades exclusively between the Caribbean Islands. The two connect at Vieux Fort (Santa Lucia), allowing multiple small Islands to be served from the USEC via transhipment.
The redesigned Cagema mainliner now trades: New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Jacksonville, Miami, Kingston, Rio Haina, San Juan, Philipsburg, Pointe à Pitre, Vieux Fort, Point Lisas, Port of Spain, Bridgetown, St John’s, New York.
The most notable change is the loop’s southern extension to Trinidad and Tobago, which required an extension of the round-trip time from 21 to 28 days and thus the additon of a fourth ship. The 1,083 teu STADT LÜNEBURG has already joined the loop.
Additionally, CMA CGM has removed the call at St John’s from the Cagema feeder and added it to the Cagema mainliner. The weekly single-ship feeder thus now turns as follows:
Fort De France, Roseau, Vieux Fort (connection with mainliner), Castries, Port of Spain, Point Lisas, St George’s, Campden Park Bay, Fort De France.