The French carrier, CMA CGM, has launched a second Midas service, connecting India, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Southern and West Africa. This reflects the company’s confidence in the continued growth of the Indian and African economies in particular, and follows on from CMA CGM’s announcement that it is making a strategic investment in the port of Mundra.
Midas 2 will offer a 42-day rotation, served by six 2500 teu capacity ships that will call at Jebel Ali, Khor Fakkan, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Port Louis, Pointe de Galets and Durban.
Changes have also been made to Midas 1, where two calls in South Africa have been inserted to offer reefer customers fast transits to the Middle East. This service will now be maintained by ten 4500 teu capacity ships, each with over 600 reefer plugs. Loop 1 of Midas will also call at the CT4 Terminal in Mundra, which is now operated by CMA CGM and its Indian partner, Adani Ports.