French company CMA CGM has the intention to start a Marseille-Tanger ro-ro freight service, as from November.
Two –still unknown– ro-ro ships are going to be chartered. The service would be weekly, with a Saturday departure on each side.
Goal is to take some of the freight away from the Tanger to Algeciras and Barcelona routes, in what is known as the ‘citrus’ season.
Although being a container company, CMA CGM already has a ro-ro service to Tunisia, with a vessel chartered from Stena RoRo, the MONT VENTOUX (see photo).
Two small ro-ro sister ships are laid up in the port of Marseille, MAESTRO SEA and MAESTRO UNIVERSE. Could these be the ships? To be confirmed.
Source: Actu Transport Logistique Photo: Mike Louagie