CMA CGM and CSCL deploy larger vessels

Deepsea shipping lines CMA CGM and CSCL have joined forces to deploy larger vessels on Asia-Middle East services. The CMA CGM Cimex and CSCL Ama services, which featured vessels of 3,000-5,700teu, will be replaced on 8 July by a joint Cimex product offering additional port calls using six 8,500teu vessels. The carriers claimed the move would not add any capacity to a trade which they predicted would continue to enjoy healthy growth.