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CMA CGM deploys largest vessel to ever call Indonesia

Posted on November 2, 2022

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Persero) or Pelindo has received CMA CGM Alexander Von Humboldt as the largest containership to call PT Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT).

This inaugural call of the 16,000 TEU containership marks the first of three CMA CGM’s 16,000 TEU series to be calling JICT.

The Alexander Von Humboldt is deployed on the CMA CGM Columbus JAX (JAX) service which directly connects Jakarta and the US.

The service is designed to facilitate increased trade volumes between Indonesia and the US, its second largest export market.

The JAX service also offers a seamless connectivity to the US East Coast and West Coast with a transition time of 34 days, improving industry transit time.

“The CMA CGM Group is delighted to make a difference to Indonesia’s maritime ‘sea’-scape with PELINDO and JICT today,” said Laurent Olmeta, Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM Asia Pacific Limited.

“This milestone demonstrates our Group’s commitment to enable market connectivity and deliver service excellence as Jakarta further strengthens her position as an important international maritime port.”

CMA CGM recently announced it will move container operations at Yokohama Port from D4 to D5 by October 2026.

The carrier and the Yokohama Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP) signed a Reservation Agreement for the Honmokufuto D5 container terminal in Port of Yokohama on 26 October 2022.


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