CMA CGM deploys two 15,000-TEU Vessels, the largest containerships to call Japan on a regular service




YOKOHAMA, Japan, Jan. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/


CMA CGM Argentina is the first of two 15,000-TEU vessels on the Asia Central

South America 1 service to call Yokohama port.


The vessels will accommodate more Yokohama-bound fresh produce on a single

voyage and facilitate trade flows between Latin America and Asia.


CMA CGM, committed to support customers' supply chains in Japan in BETTER WAYS.


The CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land and air logistics solutions,

received the arrival of CMA CGM ARGENTINA as its largest vessel to call at the

Honmoku D4 terminal in Yokohama, Japan on 15 January. The containership is one

of two 15,000-TEU series that the Group has deployed on the weekly Asia Central

South America 1 (ACSA1) service.


Two 15 000 TEU vessels to facilitate trade flows between Latin American and Asia


Arriving from central and south America, the vessel is now the largest

containership to call a Japanese port on a regular service and has brought

import shipments of fresh fruits from Ecuador and Guatemala as well as coffee

and malt from Colombia and Mexico.


A trusted shipping service that connects the important Asia-Latin America trade

corridor, the ACSA1 service makes a port stop at the Honmoku D4 terminal each

week. Operated by CMA CGM, the terminal has a total annual operating capacity

of over 550,000 TEUs and contributes to about 15 % of Yokohama's port



From Yokohama, CMA CGM ARGENTINA will head for Busan in Korea and Shekou in

China to complete her westbound leg of the ACSA1 service. From Shekou, the

eastbound lap of the service commences with the rotation of Shekou – Hong Kong

– Kaohsiung – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan – Manzanillo – Lazaro Gardens –

Buenaventura – Callao – Posorja – Lazaro – Manzanillo – Yokohama – Busan –



Hideki Uchida, President of CMA CGM Japan said "The CMA CGM Group's 15,000-TEU

series of vessels will stand as the largest regular service vessels to call

Japan today. The introduction of the larger vessels on the ACSA1 service will

not only accommodate more Yokohama-bound fresh produce on a single voyage, they

are part of our plans to grow inbound cargoes from Central and Southern America

ahead. Importantly, they equip us with more capabilities to further facilitate

trade flows between Latin America and Asia."


Shinya Hitomi, President & CEO, Yokohama Kawasaki International Port

Corporation said "We, Yokohama Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP),

are proud that Yokohama port has been selected as a port of call for the CMA

CGM Group's 15,000-TEU class vessels. YKIP will continue to improve its

equipment and facilities to ensure that shipping lines are satisfied whenever

their vessels call at the Port of Yokohama. Looking ahead, YKIP is currently

proceeding with development works of the Honmoku Futo D5 container terminal."


CMA CGM Group, supporting customers' supply chains in Japan in BETTER WAYS


The CMA CGM Group has been operating for over 16 years with 3 branch offices

and 1 terminal in Japan and a combined workforce of over 200 staff members. The

group operates 20 weekly mainline services at 5 major gateway ports in the

country, connecting major global destinations with a state-of-the-art

intermodal network. In October 2022, the CMA CGM Group and Yokohama Kawasaki

International Port Corporation signed a Reservation Agreement for Honmokufuto

D5 Terminal in Port of Yokohama. By October 2026, CMA CGM's current container

terminal operations at D4 will be relocated to the new D5, a larger and more

sustainable terminal backed by an infrastructure of near-zero emission rubber

tyred gantry cranes, cold ironing and LNG bunkering facilities. The CMA CGM

Group reiterates its commitment to support customers' supply chains in Japan

and develop BETTER WAYS to build a more efficient, resilient and sustainable

global trade.




Led by Rodolphe Saade, the CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land,

air and logistics solutions, serves more than 420 ports around the world across

5 continents, with a fleet of 584 vessels. The Group transported 22 million TEU

containers (twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2021. With its subsidiary CEVA

Logistics, a global logistics player which transported 474,000 tons of air

cargo and more than 21 million tons of inland freight, and its air cargo

division CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the CMA CGM Group is constantly innovating to

provide customers a comprehensive and increasingly efficient offering, thanks

to new shipping, inland, air freight and logistics solutions.

Set up in Japan in 2007, the CMA CGM Group currently employs over 200 staff

members across 4 branch offices and 1 terminal. It currently offers 20 maritime

services that make more than 66 port calls each week.

Firmly committed to the energy transition in shipping and a pioneer in its use

of alternative fuels, the CMA CGM Group has set a Net Zero- Carbon target for


Each year, via the CMA CGM Foundation, the Group supports thousands of children

as part of its efforts to promote education for all and equal opportunities.

The CMA CGM Foundation also intervenes in humanitarian crises requiring an

emergency response by calling on the Group's shipping and logistics expertise

to deliver humanitarian supplies around the world.

Present in 160 countries through its network of more than 400 offices and 750

warehouses, the Group employs 150,000 people worldwide, including around 4,000

in Marseille where its head office is located. (


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