CMA CGM merges Containerships and MacAndrews into a new structure

French shipping company CMA CGM has announced the union of its Containerships and MacAndrews brands under the unique Containerships brand. This new alliance combines 26 maritime and 8 domestic services through a fleet of 32 vessels and 700 trucks. The new entity will be able to generate new synergies and focus on business development and improving customer services.
In addition, the integration of local agencies networks will allow for the creation of a tailored intra-regional service. Current CEO of MacAndrews, Claude Lebel is appointed as CEO of Containerships to promote the development of the new brand.
To reflect the integration of Containerships into the CMA-CGM group, a new logo has also been created.

The construction of the OOS Serooskerke semi-summersible is making progress

Eight months after the start of its conception, the semi-summersible OOS Serooskerke currently under construction is moving forward quickly, regarding the underneath footage and the structural steel work completed. Its manufacturer is the Dutch company OOS International, specialized in offshore accommodation solutions and ship management. As we speak, the blocks of the heavy lift crane vessel are undergoing internal outfitting and painting before being erected onto the unit. The end of the newbuild semi-summersible is scheduled for June 2018, « on time according to the construction and delivery plan » as the firm announced. The vessel should be fully completed in Q2 2019.