Containerships and MacAndrews Combine

Credit: Containerships
Credit: Containerships

Published Apr 2, 2019 6:59 PM by The Maritime Executive

The CMA CGM Group has combined its Containerships and MacAndrews brands under the Containerships brand.

Together, Containerships and MacAndrews operate a fleet of 32 vessels and 700 trucks, calling 64 ports through 26 maritime services and eight inland services. 

The board of directors of Containerships appointed Claude Lebel, current CEO of MacAndrews, as the new CEO of Containerships.

Acquired by the CMA CGM Group in 2018, Containerships is a specialist in intra-Europe for logistics services related to containerized cargo. Containerships offers logistics solutions for all modes of transportation (ships, trucks, trains and barges) and is present in the Baltic markets, Russia, Northern Europe, North Africa and Turkey.

Containerships took delivery last December of the Containerships Nord, the first vessel powered with LNG to join the Group’s fleet. Also equipped with a fleet of LNG-powered trucks, Containerships is therefore able to offer LNG at each step of the transportation process. This capacity will be further boosted in the coming months with the delivery of new 1,400-TEU LNG-powered container ships, and from 2020 with the integration in the CMA CGM fleet of nine 22,000 TEU vessels propelled by LNG.

MacAndrews, which joined the CMA CGM Group in 2002 and which merged with OPDR in 2018, also offers a complete range of rail, road and maritime transport services and is a specialist of container transport on Intra-European routes. It mainly connects North and Central Europe with the Iberian Peninsula, the Canary Islands and Morocco.

Guillaume Lathelize, Senior Vice President – Short Sea Lines Med & North Europe, said: “By joining two recognized and complementary intra-European experts, the CMA CGM Group will create and develop a multimodal transport intra-European leader. The new, innovative Containerships brand integrates into the Group’s strategy aimed at densifying its regional coverage and at developing tailored end-to-end solutions for its clients.”