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CMA-CGM (Shipping company, France)

Last modified: 2022-07-03 by ivan sache
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[CMA house flag]

House flag of CMA-CGM - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 February 2021

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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 French government ordered the privatization of CGM (Compagnie Générale Maritime), itself the merging in 1977 of Compagnie Générale Transatlantique and Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes. CMA acquired 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.

Ivan Sache, 16 December 2004

Flag of CMA-CGM

The house flag of CMA-CGM, as seen in the port of Hamburg, is white with the logo of the company.

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 February 2021

Compagnie Maritime d'Affrêtement


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

The flag of Compagnie Maritime d'Affrêtement was 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


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 was white with the company logo over the blue letters "CGM".

Jarig Bakker, 17 October 2005