French container carrier in Asian collaboration

French CMA CGM, originally part of the P3 alliance, has entered a new regional collaboration with three Asian carriers.

While the container industry is waiting to see what Frencg CMA CGM - the world's 3rd largest container carrier - plans to do on the main trades between Asia and Europe after the carrier failed to form an alliance with Maersk Line and Swiss MSC, the carrier has now launched a new regional collaboration with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), Orient Overseas Container Lines (OCL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL), says CMA CGM in a statement.

The collaboration between the four carriers includes one weekly service between Northeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and the venture will be launched from Shanghai in early November.

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