BROWARD COUNTY, FL -- CMA CGM, a world leader in shipping and logistics, has consolidated its CAGEMA Mainliner service in South Florida to Port Everglades, which will serve as the single U.S. port of entry for the Marseilles-based ocean carrier's direct route to the Islands.
The CAGEMA service is anticipated to generate up to 300-350 container moves weekly through Florida International Terminal, which is the terminal operator for CMA CGM at Port Everglades.
"We have had the pleasure of working with CMA CGM this past year and are pleased that they decided to consolidate their South Florida calls in Port Everglades," said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels. "CMA CGM's commitment to our port demonstrates the solid performance by Florida International Terminals."
Southbound ports of call on the CAGEMA Loop 2 service for Port Everglades include Kingston, Jamaica, as well as Point Lisas and Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago. The Northbound route includes Saint George's, Grenada; Kingston, Jamaica; and Lafito and Cap-Haitien, Haiti, before returning to Port Everglades.
Southbound ports of call on the CAGEMA Loop 3 service for Port Everglades include Nassau, Bahamas; Kingston, Jamaica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Fort-de-France, Martinique; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; and Campden Park, St. Vincent. The northbound route includes Jamaica and Savannah, before returning to Port Everglades.
Vessels are 100 percent operated by CMA CGM and carry breakbulk and out-of-gauge (OOG) cargoes.
About Port Everglades
A global powerhouse for international trade, Port Everglades handles an average of one-million TEUs annually (20-foot equivalent units, the industry standard measurement for container volumes) and serves as a gateway to Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Located within the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Dania Beach, Port Everglades is in the heart of one of the world's largest consumer regions, including a constant flow of approximately 112 million visitors statewide and 6 million residents within an 80-mile radius. Port Everglades has direct access to the interstate highway system and the Florida East Coast Railway's 43-acre intermodal container transfer facility, and is closer to the Atlantic Shipping Lanes than any other Southeastern U.S. port. Ongoing capital improvements and expansion totaling $3 billion within the next 20 years ensure that Port Everglades continues to handle future growth in container traffic. More information about Broward County's Port Everglades is available at porteverglades.net or by calling toll-free in the United States 1-800-421-0188 or emailing PortEvergladesCargo@broward.org.
DATE: February 24, 2022
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