CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM) and PSA Singapore Terminals Pte. Ltd. (PSA) will form a joint venture company CMA CGM-PSA Lion Terminal Pte. Ltd. (CPLT) to operate and use four mega container berths at Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 and 4 in Singapore. CPLT will start operations from the second half of 2016, and allow CMA CGM and its shipping line affiliates to leverage industry-leading port infrastructure and technologies at this latest Pasir Panjang expansion, which has the capacity and scale of operations to better serve mega vessels in the region.
Mr Rodolphe Saadé, Vice Chairman of CMA CGM Group: “CMA CGM is pleased to announce this important partnership with PSA. It is a significant step, demonstrating the ongoing importance of Singapore to our strategy, and delivering on our commitment to making Singapore the Asian hub for the Group.”
Mr Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA International: “We are honoured to embark on this win-win partnership. CMA CGM-PSA Lion Terminal will cater to the volume growth of the CMA CGM Group in Asia. PSA looks forward to working alongside CMA CGM to ensure that its hub operations flourish, and enhance Singapore’s premier status as the world’s busiest transhipment hub.”
PSA Corporation, a fully-owned subsidiary of PSA International, operates PSA Singapore Terminals, the world’s largest container transhipment hub. It links shippers to an excellent network of major shipping lines with connections to 600 ports globally. PSA Singapore Terminals handled 30.62 million TEUs of containers in 2015.
CMA CGM, founded and led by Jacques R. Saadé is a leading worldwide shipping group. Its 536* vessels call more than 420* ports in the world, on all 5 continents. In 2015, they carried 18 million** TEUs. With a presence in 160* countries, through its 600* agencies network, the Group employs 29,000* people worldwide, including 2,400* in its headquarter in Marseilles.
**Combined proforma CMA CGM NOL 2015