November 3, 2009 2:45:40 am
Pipavav Port has tied-up with CMA CGM,a market leader in container shipping from France,for bringing in cargo through their ships to the Gujarat-based port.Pipavav Port signed a contract with the container liner on October 26 for their European service, said a senior port official. He,however,declined to divulge further details about the tie-up. Pipavav Port will be added as a major port destination in India for CMA CGM. It will now have Europe Service,a leading carrier operating from Europe to India,calling at the port,the official said. Moreover,its strategic location and the availability of high-tech infrastructure for reefers make it an attractive port in Gujarat for containers,he said. It is understood that through this exclusive and independent service of CMA CGM,shippers in the Gujarat region,including seafood exporters in Delhi,Ludhiana and Jaipur,will get direct and fast service to Europe. CMA CGM has maintained a strong presence in some of the niche markets,such as France,the West Indies and Morocco,where the group enjoys the position of a market leader.
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