Container shipping company CMA-CGM becomes new Ports of Stockholm customer

To further improve competitiveness and to link Stockholm in to its global network, one of the world's largest container shipping companies, CMA-CGM, has chosen to begin services to and from Ports of Stockholm.

Beginning in April 2013 CMA-CGM will operate weekly traffic to and from the Container Terminal Frihamnen.

"I am pleased that we can now offer the customers in the Swedish capital a direct access to the global CMA-CGM service network. Our new feeder service will call at Stockholm, every week, as the first port, in order to provide an excellent import transit time. Our feeder vessel connects to all our main line services in Hamburg.  At CMA-CGM we offer first class customer service and we look forward to welcoming the Stockholm-based customers on board our vessel," says Birna Ödefors, CEO of CMA-CGM Sweden.

"We extend CMA-CGM a warm welcome to Ports of Stockholm. It is extremely pleasing that CMA-CGM sees a future together with us," says Dick Lagerberg, Ports of Stockholm's Transport and Logistics Manager.

This new service will provide further opportunities and greater flexibility for increased goods transport to the growing Stockholm region. CMA-CGM can expect the highest level of service and efficiency, with room for growth in the short-term and in the future at the new container terminal Stockholm Norvik.

“The new service of CMA-CGM which calls directly at CTF in Stockholm clearly shows that Shipping Lines continue to focus on routing cargo for the Stockholm region by the more efficient and environmentally all-water transport mode rather than moving cargo hundreds of kilometres by rail or truck across Sweden. The new service offers the customers a fast and sustainable transit between Hamburg and CTF Stockholm,” says Martin Allison, CEO of Hutchison Ports Sweden, Ports of Stockholm's international terminal operator.

This means that Teamlines, Unifeeder, SCA Transforest, MSC and CMA-CGM will now all call at the container terminal in Stockholm.