CMA CGM Group: New transshipment services launched at KBSP

MANAMA: Transshipment operations have been launched at the Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) by the CMA CGM Group, it was announced by APM Terminals Bahrain yesterday.

To mark the occasion, a ceremony was hosted by the chairman of the port operator David Skov with attendance from Transportation and Telecommunications Ministry assistant under-secretary for ports and maritime affairs Bader Al Mahmood as well as senior representatives of the CMA CGM Group, APM Terminals Bahrain and the Ports and Maritime Authority.

APL Gulf Express, a CMA CGM Group vessel, received a water salute to welcome the company’s transshipment containers to the kingdom.

Attracting transshipment volumes underscores KBSP’s status as an attractive port for such operations in the region. Transshipment at Bahrain also ensures improved availability of empty containers for Bahrain origin cargoes, a key differentiator in ocean logistics.

In addition, the port is built with a purposed hinterland to establish a transshipment hub and a logistics network in the kingdom, an attractive selling point to many companies to set up in Bahrain.

The CMA CGM Group operates two services at KBSP, the MEA1/CIMEX1 service (as part of Ocean Alliance) connecting Bahrain to the Far East, and the APL Gulf express service linking Bahrain to regional ports in the Gulf.

CMA CGM will now discharge Gulf Origin containers from JMX service at Bahrain and connect them to Far East destinations on the MEA1/CIMEX1 service.




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