CMA CGM announced that the PAD service will offer a weekly frequency starting from mid-February 2019. The service had been reduced to one call every two weeks in September 2018, which is also the time of year ‘the kiwifruit season’ ends.
In total, 13 vessels will be used to provide the weekly calls on PAD-route. CMA CGM is deploying 6 extra vessels. One loop takes about 90 days, so the first vessel in Zeebrugge is expected to arrive by the end of May.
Rotation will be as follows:
Zeebrugge (as of 20/05) - London Gateway - Rotterdam - Dunkirk - Le Havre - New York - Savannah - Cartagena - Papeete - Noumea - Brisbane - Sydney - Melbourne - Nelson - Tauranga - Manzanillo - Savannah - Philadelphia - Zeebrugge. Napier will be offered by Oceania feeder.