Cma Cgm launches the Citrus Express service

Marseille - Spread over two rotations, this service enables to export citrus fruits and apples from East Mediterranean to the Black Sea.

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Marseille - Cma Cgm Group announces its Citrus Express seasonal service will start again in November. Spread over two rotations, this service enables to export citrus fruits and apples from East Mediterranean to the Black Sea.

It will call the ports of:

-Syria, Turkey and the Black Sea, from November to January

-Egypt, Syria, Turkey and the Black Sea, from January to April

The Turkish lemons and tangerines, the Egyptian oranges or the Syrian apples will all be carried on refrigerated containers. Thanks to a very high tech technology which keeps them at a temperature, a humidity and an atmosphere adapted to transport, those Reefers Containers will ensure their perfect conservation. The citrus market is growing and benefits the export countries. With 80% of the citrus being produced on the Mediterranean coast, the Citrus Express service relies on the Group expertise regarding refrigerated container shipping and then meets its clients’ expectations.

“As usual, the Group proves its flexibility by adapting its service offer. With Citrus Express, we are responding to our clients’ demand at best and we support citrus export development in Turkey and Egypt. The objective is to propose a more reliable and ecological alternative to road transport which also presents a risk of spoilage. With the Reefers containers, all degradation will be avoided, Vice-President of Cma Cgm Asia Med Lines Stephane Courquin said.

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