The calls include Odessa, Constanta, Ambarli, Aliaga, Piraeus, Malta, Valencia, Algeciras and Casablanca using four 2,5000 TEU vessels with a large number of reefer plus.
CMA CGM says its new short-sea BSMAR service adds to a regional Mediterranean network that now has 31 services operating 61 vessels and making 250 calls per week.
Containerships, the CMA CGM European short-sea box line subsidiary, has taken delivery of an LNG-powered 1,380 TEU container vessel Containerships Aurora, the third of four similar ships to join its revised BALT 3 service by the end of the year.
Containerships is the first European operator to use LNG as the main fuel source across a fleet bunkered at the Port of Rotterdam.
In a new sailing schedule published this week, the company has added a second weekly link from Lübeck and Aarhus to Helsinki and St. Petersburg; improved the frequency and reduced transit times from the Baltic States to Britain and Continental Europe; begun five weekly sailings from Poland to Britain with three sailings to Teesport and two to Tilbury; and increased capacity on a weekly service from Lithuania and Poland to Norway, with transshipment from Russia, Estonia and Latvia.