FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM has signed an agency, husbandry and NOx reporting agreement with GAC Norway for its ships calling at Oslo, reports the American Journal of Transportation.
"The signing of this contract with CMA CGM Scandinavia represents an important element in our strategy to establish GAC Norway as the provider of choice for agency and husbandry services," said GAC's country cargo manager Stig Pedersen.
Said Gothenberg-based CMA CGM vessel operations manager Sara Henriksson: "CMA CGM has enjoyed a long-term relationship with GAC for many years, perhaps most notably in Saudi Arabia where they provided liner agency services and more recently in Dubai."
Its weekly service links the Scandinavian ports of Oslo, Moss, Brevik and Gothenburg with the CMA CGM hub in Rotterdam and beyond to its global network.
GAC Norway has been appointed to meet the needs of CMA CGM vessels for agency, husbandry and mandatory NOx reporting at Oslo, the country capital and home to its largest port.
The first port call under the new deal took place on February 9 when the feeder vessel the 440-TEU Pengalia called at Sjursoya Container Terminal to discharge and load cargo.
Source : HKSG.