• 2019 November 14 18:19

    French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe inaugurates CEVA Logistics’ new headquarters in Marseille

    On the occasion of his visit to Marseille today for the National Industry Council, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe came to inaugurate the new global headquarters of CEVA Logistics, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, with Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Mrs. Elisabeth Borne, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, the President of the South Region, Renaud Muselier, and Nicolas Sartini, Chief Executive Officer of CEVA Logistics, the Group said in its media release.

    CEVA Logistics: relocation of the headquarters to France

    With the acquisition of CEVA Logistics in May 2019, the CMA CGM Group decided to transfer the decision-making center of its specialized subsidiary to Marseille and to consolidate all management teams and support functions. 170 employees of 25 different nationalities are already working at the CEVA Logistics headquarters and additional recruitments and transfers are planned to accommodate 200 people by the end of 2019.

    Located in the heart of the Docks, the head office features modern premises and optimal working conditions with an area of 2,400 square meters, 5 meeting rooms, 200 workstations and 2 co-working spaces.

    The proximity to the Jacques Saadé Tower, the headquarters of the CMA CGM Group located in the same neighborhood, will promote synergies and the exchange of best practices.

    The decision to move CEVA Logistics' headquarters to Marseille will create new jobs and increase Marseille's international reach. It also confirms the local presence of the CMA CGM Group and its commitment to the attractiveness of the region, helping to make the city a real logistics hub.

    Major industrial challenge: strengthen the digitization of the logistics sector

    On the occasion of the inauguration, Renaud Muselier, President of the South Region, announced that the region would participate, in an amount of €1.5 million, in the financing of a cluster of digital and innovative projects that will transform the functioning of solutions for CEVA Logistics customers. In particular:

    SmartFREIGHT: a solution for Maritime FCL/LCL, Air, Domestic; with a unique online space to manage the complete life of shipments, in particular enabling instant pricing from origin and to destination. This E-Commerce platform will allow for more environmentally responsible transport. A partnership with start-ups housed in ZEBOX, the international start-ups incubator and accelerator created by Rodolphe Saadé, has been established to define the carbon impact of each type of transport and make it available to customers.
    Network optimization initiative piloted by the U.S. intermodal network. The purpose is to redefine, on the basis of current transport, the positioning adequacy of HUBS in the Americas using optimization algorithms. Initial analyses resulted in an optimization of nearly 3%, or approximately 150,000 miles per month.  

    This movement to strengthen digitization at CEVA Logistics is fully in line with Rodolphe Saadé's strategy to make CMA CGM a leader in the digital transformation of the maritime transport and logistics industry.

    In his speech, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe stated: “Undoubtedly, CEVA’s installation in France and its future development is good news. It is good news for CMA CGM, which is a remarkable, family-owned company and one of the key players in global maritime trade. It is also excellent news for the company, the city, the French economy and therefore the whole country.”

    Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, declared: “As soon as the acquisition of CEVA was finalized, we decided to relocate its headquarters to Marseille. CEVA will be able to benefit from the entire ecosystem of the CMA CGM Group, such as its incubator ZEBOX or its internal university. From France, we will build a world leader in logistics.”

    Renaud Muselier, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, President of Régions de France, said: “We had the opportunity to attract to Marseille the headquarters of a world-class company, in the wake of the CMA CGM Group, which perfectly succeeded in this operation. It is for this reason that the South Region will commit €1.5 million to the development of a digital innovation cluster for CEVA Logistics' processes. As President of the Region, and President of Régions de France, convincing such companies to choose the South region as their location is a win-win situation for the entire region!”

    About CMA CGM
    Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group is a world leader in shipping and logistics. Its 528 vessels serve more than 420 ports on five continents around the world and carried nearly 21 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2018. With CEVA, a world leader in logistics services, CMA CGM handled more than 500,000 tons of airfreight and 1.9 million tons of inland freight in 2018. CMA CGM is constantly innovating to offer customers new maritime, inland and logistics solutions. Present on every continent and in 160 countries through its network of 755 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs 110,000 people worldwide, of which 2,400 in Marseille where its head office is located.




2019 December 10

18:10 UN Climate Conference – ICS embraces 4th Propulsion Revolution
17:56 Cargo turnover within Volga-Don Basin of Russia’s IWW in navigation season of 2019 fell by 9.7% to 14.452 million tonnes
17:34 APG and TRIG acquire 100% interest in Merkur Offshore Wind Farm
17:19 Northern Fleet cruiser Marshal Ustinov moves to Northern hemisphere
16:03 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe
15:52 Baltic States aim to implement Rail Baltica project in rapid and coordinated way
15:34 Damen signs contract with EMS Offshore to supply new Shoalbuster 2711
15:03 COSCO SHIPPING signs strategic cooperation agreement with State Power Investment Corporation
14:31 London P&I Club announces senior management appointments in Hong Kong office
14:31 GTT notified by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for the tank design of an LNG bunker vessel for MOL
13:56 Gazprom Neft expands lubricants production abroad
13:30 Bunker prices are almost flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:03 DFDS has acquired 100% of the Dutch logistics company Huisman Group
12:45 Throughput of Russian seaports in 11M’19 grew by 2.7% to 766.83 million tonnes
12:24 Research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet reaches the Atlantic Ocean
12:03 APM Terminals Gothenburg takes another major step in their jour-ney towards climate neutrality
11:30 Ships powered by electricity can prove to be more economically efficient than ships running on LNG – Aleksey Rakhmanov
11:26 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 10
11:02 New low-sulphur bunker oil popular in the port of Rotterdam
10:25 Pella Sietas secures construction of icebreaker of ice class "Icebreaker7" and largest single order in company history
10:21 Igor Belousov, rescue vessel of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet, concluded its visit to Vietnam
09:59 Baltiysky Zavod concerned about possible delay in construction of Ural icebreaker amid slow delivery of turbines
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.17% to $64.14, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.22% to $58.90
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,551 points
09:08 CSSC and DNV GL sign new strategic cooperation agreement
08:07 Alewijnse delivers complete portfolio on AMELS 60
07:54 Tramarsa purchases Damen Cutter Suction Dredger for 30-year strategy of expansion

2019 December 9

18:24 Lead chemical carrier of Project 00216М, PortNews, to be delivered as scheduled – USC President
18:06 Vard Marine supports New York’s Gowanus repowering project through design package for two power barges
17:53 Navigation season of 2019 closed in Volga Basin of Russia’s IWW
17:36 Oldendorff Carriers announces its membership in the Getting to Zero Coalition
17:19 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 7,795 in RF spot market
17:06 Bahri joins Maritime Anti-Corruption Network to promote collective anti-bribery efforts in maritime sector
16:48 Delo Group and ROSATOM defined procedure for acquisition of 30-pct stake of MC “Delo”
16:30 Puerto Aguadulce services largest vessel to dock in Colombia
16:14 GT Morstroy expands its fleet with jack-up platform of Project RCP 250, Varzina
16:01 His Majesty the King to open Johan Sverdrup
15:57 Risk Intelligence signs agreement for the Risk Intelligence System with Hafnia
15:50 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 6.67 million tonnes of cargo in 11M'2019, down 3.2% Y-o-Y
15:27 Lead hydrographic survey vessel of Project 23370G completed state trials
15:03 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore revokes Inter-Pacific Petroleum bunker supplier licence
14:35 MSC becomes first major shipping line to use 30% biofuel blends
14:32 Teachers of Marine College upgraded their skills at Marine Recruiting Agency
14:03 ABS grants AIP to Deltamarin and GTT for dual-fuel Newcastlemax design
13:11 Martin Ackermann steps down as CEO of BW LPG
12:28 Oboronlogistics provides stability of the ferry line Ust-Luga — Baltiysk
12:04 Rotterdam to host 4th European Environmental Ports Conference on 24-25 June 2020
11:40 BIMCO to publish new shortened law and arbitration clause
11:16 BIMCO submits biofouling survey results to IMO
11:09 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 09
10:53 Industry roundtable meeting feeling more positive on IMO 2020
10:31 New and largest DFDS ro-ro ship 'Hollandia Seaways' sails between Gothenburg and Ghent in North Sea Port
10:09 REMPEC hosts a three-day training in Tekirdağ, Turkey
09:29 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.39% to $62.14, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.52% to $58.89
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,558 points

2019 December 8

16:47 ABS and CINS facilitate development of risk-based approach to minimize risk of container fires
15:32 Sea Machines & HamiltonJet collaborate to merge capabilities of autonomous control and jet propulsion systems
14:46 GWS installing turbines at Northwester 2 Offshore Wind Farm
13:22 Norsepower collaborates with SWS for cost and energy efficient VLCC designs
12:14 Grieg Star adds 64000dwt bulk cargo carrier to its fleet