CMA CGM, run by its founder, M. Jacques R. Saade, is one of the major worldwide container shipping line (ranking number five in the world).

The group operates a modern fleet of about 181 vessels on over 50 major shipping routes. It has 45 new vessels on order for delivery in the coming years.

In 2003, the group transported 2.8 millions containers (teu) and about 4 million teu will be carried in 2004, with a forecasted total revenue of 4 billion euros.

With more than 200 ports of call in 126 countries and 400 agencies around the world (including 46 in China), CMA CGM has a strong worldwide network offering one of the largest scope of origins and destinations to its customers.

The 8,000 CMA CGM staff members around the world (of which 2,850 in France) show recognized know-how and high motivation.

Through various subsidiaries, CMA CGM, by providing end-to-end services across the transport chain, is a single logistics partner, meeting all its customers’ needs.

CMA CGM ambition is to improve its service to customers mainly by investing in new competitive vessels, efficient port terminals, inland networks and facilities and, last but not least, staff training.


  • Services available on 5 continents 70 lines connecting more than 126 countries
  • 400 agencies and offices worldwide
  • 181 vessels meaning no less than 405,000 teu (twenty equivalent units) of transport capacity.
  • The total revenue for 2003 is 3.02 billion Euros for 2.866 million teu transported

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