CMA CGM is a French shipping and logistics company based in Marseille.


The French shipping company CMA CGM was formed in 1999 from the merger of the shipping companies Compagnie Générale Maritime ( CGM ), also known as the French Line, and the Compagnie Maritime d' AFFRETEMENT (CMA ). CMA CGM is the largest shipping company in France. It operates nearly 400 owned and chartered container ships, making it one of the largest container ship cruise lines in the world. Since the end of 2012, the company with the CMA CGM Marco Polo operates with its slot capacity of over 16,000 TEU 's largest container ship in the world.

In addition to the global container liner shipping, the company offers via subsidiaries, other logistics services.


In Germany, CMA CGM has offices in Bremen, Dusseldorf, Munich and Neu-Isenburg ( near Frankfurt ) as well as agencies in Hamburg and Leinfelden (near Stuttgart). Worldwide, there are around 600 branches, of which are in China and 20 in the United States about 60.

In the years 2006-2010, the company had built an office tower in Marseille, which comprises 33 floors and is 145 meters high. The glass and steel structure designed by the architect Zaha Hadid is flanked at base from other low-rise buildings. In the building work around 2 700 employees of the shipping company.


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