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CMA-CGM (Shipping company, France)

Last modified: 2013-07-27 by ivan sache
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Presentation of CMA-CGM

CMA (Compagnie Maritime d'Affrêtement) was founded in 1978 by the Lebanese businessman Jacques Saadé. Initially, operating scheduled lines between the south of Europe and Lebanon and Syria, CMA grew up to become in 1995 the leading French company in container transport.

In 1996, the government led by Alain Juppé ordered the privatization of CGM (Compagnie Générale Maritime), itself the merging in 1977 of Compagnie Générale Transatlantique and Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes. CMA purchased CGM. Sued by his brother Johnny, Jacques Saadé won the battle for the control of the company only four years later.
In 1998, the company absorbed the Australian National Line. CMA-CGM was incorporated in Marseilles in 1999.

CMA-CGM operates more than 150 ships, fully-owning about 30 of them. These ships serve 85 transatlantic and regional scheduled lines. CMA-CGM has 205 ports of call in 126 countries and 315 agencies. Regarding container transport, CMA-CGM ranks 1st in France, 4th in Europe and 5th in the world.

The house flag of CMA-CGM is probably white with the logo of the company and the subtitle "The French Line", since the CMA-CGM claims to be the successor of the legendary French lines.

Ivan Sache, 16 December 2004

Compagnie Maritime d'Affrêtement

[CMA house flag]

House flag of CMA - Image by Jorge Candeias, 16 December 2004

The flag of Compagnie Maritime d'Affrêtement is red with a white lozenge touching the borders of the flag and charged with the blue letters "CMA".

Ivan Sache, 16 December 2004

Compagnie Générale Maritime

[Flag of CGM]

House flag of CGM - Image by Jarig Bakker, 17 October 2005

According to Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World (1995) [lgr95], the house flag of CGM is white with the company logo over the blue letters "CGM".

Jarig Bakker, 17 October 2005