ICTSI Rio welcomes CMA CGM’s BRAZEX 2 Service

Inaugural call of CMA CGM Malta at ICTSI Rio last December


ICTSI Rio Brasil 1 kicked off its newest partnership with CMA CGM after receiving the inaugural call of the French shipping line’s Brazil Express Loop 2 (BRAZEX 2) service.

The BRAZEX 2 service was formally launched at the Port of Rio de Janeiro with the arrival of the 2,284-TEU CMA CGM Malta on December 16. Operated by a fleet of five ships, the service rotates through the ports of Kingston, Spain, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Navegantes, Vila de Conde, and Caucedo, before heading back to Kingston.

“BRAZEX 2 offers optimized cargo routes to and from the Gulf, the Caribbean and the United States using the Port of Kingston in Jamaica as a transshipment hub. With the Port of Rio de Janeiro as the service’s first port of call in southeastern Brazil, our clients can take advantage of extremely competitive transit times for imports,” said Eduardo Galo, ICTSI Rio Commercial Director.

Mr. Galo added: “We are honored and pleased that during this period of suppressed global supply, CMA CGM included ICTSI Rio in its regional coverage expansion. We will continue to work together to further strengthen our excellent partnership.”

With weekly calls to the Port of Rio de Janeiro, the BRAZEX 2 service consolidates ICTSI Rio’s leadership position in connecting Brazil to the rest of the Americas.