Thirteen ships of 2,800 teu will operate on the NEMO service, each with a significant reefer capacity, on a round trip itinerary of 91 days. The service, which began on February 23, is initially fortnightly, but will change to a weekly basis in May. It will offer 26 calls and connections all over the world via its main hubs at Le Havre, Fos, Damietta, Port Klang, Colombo and Malta, and will be the first service to offer direct links from Australia/New Zealand to Chennai and from Chennai to Europe.
NEMO will immediately replace CMA CGM’s former Indian Ocean service and will complement the company’s Panama Direct and Suez Direct services until further notice. Its rotation will be Tilbury – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Le Havre – Fos – La Spezia – Damietta – Suez Canal – Djibouti – Pointe des Galets – Port Louis – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Auckland – Lyttelton – Melbourne – Adelaide – Jakarta – Port Klang – Chennai – Colombo – Djibouti – Jeddah – Suez Canal – Damietta – Malta – La Spezia – Tilbury.