November 19, 2014: CMA CGM is pleased to announce 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 Med to the Black Sea. It serves the ports of: Syria, Turkey and the Black Sea, from November to January; and 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 transport and then meets its clients' expectations.
Stéphane Courquin, Vice-President of CMA CGM Asia Med Lines said: "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."