CMA CGM Makes Inaugural Call at Port Tampa Bay

CMA CGM reinforces its commitment to Central Florida by adding Port Tampa Bay to the PEX3 service.

Port Tampa Bay

The CMA CGM Group has made its first call at Port Tampa Bay with the arrival of the 8,469 TEU CMA CGM DALILA on the PEX3 service.

The port's central location allows exporters and importers to serve the entire state and reach markets throughout the Southeast and beyond. With the CMA CGM Group's PEX3 service, they will now be connected to markets in Asia with a high-quality weekly service. The unparalleled 37-day transit time to Singapore will also open up new opportunities for the region's fast-growing economy. 

“As the leading carrier in the U.S., we are pleased to extend the direct service of the PEX3 to Tampa to support Central Florida’s growth,” says Ludovic  Renou, President of CMA CGM America. “We have been serving the Gulf since 2005, and the inaugural call of the CMA CGM DALILA marks another milestone in our long-term commitment to the region. By adding Tampa to the PEX3, we demonstrate an agility that is a hallmark of the customer-centric approach we bring to all aspects of our business, in line with Rodolphe Saadé’s strategy for the Group.”

PEX3 Service

  • Rotation: Singapore – Vung Tau – Hong Kong – Shekou – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan – Panama Canal – Houston – Mobile – New Orleans – Tampa – Miami – Singapore
  • 12 vessels operated by the CMA CGM Group with capacities ranging from 6,350 TEUs to 8,488 TEUs
  • Weekly departure
  • Voyage duration: 84 days