CMA CGM speeds up container vessels between Black Sea and Morocco

2021/06/21 at 8:41 AM

France-based shipping company CMA CGM has accelerated its service between the Black Sea and Morocco. The container vessels sail the route from Odesa to Casablanca four days less. Meanwhile, the rotation time was reduced even more, by seven days.

CMA CGM changed the schedule of its BSMAR service connecting Black Sea & Turkey with Morocco. This resulted in shortening transit time between the ports on the way between Odesa in Ukraine and Casablanca in Morocco. Starting from June, the company’s container ships are sailing on the route four days less than before. At the same time, the service rotation duration shortened from 35 to 28 days partly due to terminal berthing windows reconfiguration and single call in Algeciras, Spain.

BSMAR service between the Black Sea and Morocco, source: CMA CGM

Route details

The BSMAR roundtrip includes 13 port calls between Black Sea and Morocco: Odesa – Constanta – Ambarli – Aliaga – Piraeus – Malta – Valencia – Casablanca – Algeciras – Malta – Piraeus – Gebze – Odesa. It is served by four container vessels with 3,500 or 4,300 TEU nominal capacity. They sail between the termini, Odesa and Casablanca on a weekly basis. As for ocean transit time to Casablanca, CMA CGM delivers containers in 14 days from Odesa, 12 days from Constanta,9 days from Aliaga, 4 days from Malta, 1.5 day from Valencia. The delivery time on the way back, from Casablanca, is as follows: 4.5 days to Malta, 7 days to Piraeus, 9 days to Gebze, 11 days to Odesa, 13 days to Constanta.

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