CMA CGM introduces Round the Africa (RTA) service

CMA CGM has announced its new product Round the Africa (RTA) service to complement the current existing 31 services to Sub Saharan Africa.

The RTA is a unique product available on the market, direct from Asia to Senegal and Sierra Leone with best transit time. Dakar is reached weekly from Ningbo in 35 days, from Nansha in 32 days. Freetown is reached in 35 days from Nansha. The service offer to Tema is improved with 3 weekly departures.

Exporters from West Africa will benefit of excellent transit time and direct service to China. Shanghai is reached in 29 days from Abidjan, 31 days from Tema, 36 days from Freetown and 39 days from Dakar.

The RTA service features the following:

  • Complete CMA CGM operated service
  • Fleet deployment of 11 vessels of 4,200 TEU nominal capacity
  • Port Rotation: Shanghai – Ningbo – Nansha – Singapore – Malta – Tanger – Dakar – Freetown – Tema – Abidjan – Port Kelang – Shanghai
  • Launch date: July 25, 2020, Shanghai

Source: CMA CGM