CMA CGM intensifies its efforts to support the purchasing power of French families

In a press release published on Friday, the CMA CGM group announced that it is intensifying its efforts to support the purchasing power of French families.

CMA CGM announces its desire to reinforce its commitment made on 30 June to support the purchasing power of French families. Several measures have been taken by the group, such as further reduction in freight rates: initially planned at €500, CMA CGM decided to increase the reduction per 40-foot container to €750 for all imports into mainland France and abroad. This measure, which was initially intended for 14 large retail chains in France, has been extended to all its customers in France, and large groups such as SMEs and very small businesses.

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€100 per 40-foot container will also be reduced for all French exports. This drop aims to Supporting the competitiveness of export companies, especially VSE SMEs and SMEs that promote French knowledge around the worldCMA CGM explains.

The measures come into effect on August 1.

These measures represent reductions of up to 25% in the shipping rate, the group says, which adds that it will take effect on 1Verse August 2022 for one year. “ It was identified in consultation with the Ministry of Economy, Finance, Industrial and Digital Sovereignty and has been the subject of discussions with the group’s clients and some consortia including CPME (Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises)‘, the press release.

The CMA-CGM specifies that in the Overseas Territories, the country will be able to control consumer prices for products (food products, personal hygiene, cleaning products, small household equipment) via the Quality/Price Shield (BQP) system. CMA CGM would also like to note that these actions follow other initiatives that have been in place for more than a year, in particular the freezing of freight rates.” floating »Since September 2021 (until May 2021 in the Overseas Territories). Finally, the Group has allocated capacity dedicated to SMEs on board its vessels, in high-tension markets (Europe, North America), at a negotiated rate usually accessible for commitments of greater size. Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire did not fail to respond to this announcement this morning BFMTV/RMC: “ The CMA-CGM group made the first move. I told them it wasn’t enough and that they had to do more. listenWelcome.

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