Services Updates

CMA CGM introduces NETWORKING services, the industry’s first business matchmaking marketplace

  • An unprecedented initiative in the shipping and logistics industry putting the Group’s customers in touch with their next business partner.
  • NETWORKING services, a unique marketplace capitalizing on the vast, trusted network established by the Group.
  • A solution powered by the Group’s culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, announced today the launch of NETWORKING services, the first business matchmaking marketplace in the shipping and logistics industry. Based on the similarly named service launched in 2020 as part of the CMA CGM+ range, this unique and unrivalled digital platform puts the Group’s customers directly in touch with their business partner in a seamless and secure manner.

Direct and rapid matchmaking and negotiations to unlock fresh business opportunities

The new NETWORKING services marketplace enables the Group’s customers to expand their business worldwide, to create new business opportunities and to find the suppliers or customers that best fit their needs, all while saving on cost and time and reducing the hassle and risks associated with business development.

The new platform developed in collaboration with CEVA Logistics is available to the customers of CMA CGM and of the Group’s brands ANL, CNC, Mercosul Lines, Containerships and CEVA Logistics in 160 countries. It is open to all commodities not subject to specific regulations. Exporters can showcase their products and services, and importers can find new suppliers directly on the platform, which also allows them to negotiate online.

Fully secure transactions as a result of the CMA CGM Group’s vast trusted network

NETWORKING services already boasts more than 1,200 partners in 110 countries thanks to the CMA CGM Group’s vast trusted network. Each entity listed on the platform is certified by the CMA CGM Group and must meet strict requirements, such as:

  • Having maintained a business relationship with CMA CGM or CEVA Logistics for at least two years
  • Demonstrating rigorous management, clear of liabilities and outstanding payments to the Group, for the past 12 months.
  • Shipping a sufficient volume of goods to be able to meet demand.

Corporate entrepreneurship built on the CMA CGM Group’s culture of innovation

The idea of a business matchmaking marketplace took shape via the Bluebox internal innovation competition first introduced by CMA CGM in 2017, reflecting the Group’s highly developed culture of innovation. The launch of the platform now available to all the Group’s customers also underlines the commitment made by CMA CGM and by each of its employees to meeting the needs of customers and supporting their business by providing agile and innovative solutions.

BETTER WAYS, the Group’s new signature, embodies this promise of reimagined shipping and logistics that constantly adapt to meet the customers' needs.

Says Juan Vicuna, Head of NETWORKING services: “This one-of-a-kind platform is the product of four years’ work together with our customers to gain a clear understanding of their business development needs and then to create the right tool to meet those needs. By harnessing the strength of the CMA CGM Group’s global network, we are offering our customers significant development potential.”

Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group, a global leader in shipping and logistics, serves more than 420 ports around the world on five continents. Backed by a fleet of 542 vessels, in 2020 the Group transported nearly 21 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) containers. With its subsidiary CEVA Logistics, a world leader in logistics, which transports 400,000 tons of air freight and 2.8 million tons of land freight each year, and its air freight division CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the CMA CGM Group is continually innovating to offer its customers a complete and increasingly efficient range of new shipping, land, air and logistics solutions.
Committed to the energy transition in shipping, and a pioneer in the use of alternative fuels, the CMA CGM Group has set a target of carbon neutrality by 2050. An approach involving ongoing improvement which brings concrete results, with a decrease of 4% in the total CO₂ emissions of the Group in 2020.
Through the CMA CGM Foundation, every year the Group helps thousands of children through its actions to promote education for all and equal opportunity. The CMA CGM Foundation also acts in humanitarian crises that require an emergency response by mobilizing the Group’s shipping and logistics expertise to bring humanitarian supplies around the world.
Present in 160 countries through its network of more than 400 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs more than 110,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in Marseilles where its head office is located.