The Chronicle Herald today announced the return of CMA CGM to Halifax with the doubling of the weekly Maersk Service. CMA CGM Currently book space on the Maersk St Laurent Service, but will be adding their own vessel to the rotation.
Unlike what The Herald reported however – The St Laurent Service will not be doubling.
The service currently operates with 4 Vessels Making a weekly Call on Saturdays – Maersk Patras, Palermo, Panang and Pembroke. The CMA CGM vessel is Antje Wulff, and scheduled to arrive May 3. She was built in April 2013 and carries 2700 TEU, which is 200 TEU smaller then the Maersk Vessels.
When you look at the schedule, Maersk Patras is removed from the service, so there is no increase in capacity, or change in schedule.
CMA CGM ran their Black Pearl Service to Halifax in 2009/2010, but suspended it in September 2011