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APL is participating in operations for the U.S. Army at Dunkirk

• A ship transporting U.S. military cargo from Texas to France, has docked in Dunkirk

• APL is handling the unloading operations, in partnership with CEVA Logistics

• Helicopters, transport vehicles and auxiliary equipment have been unloaded in Dunkirk


APL, a shipping specialist serving the U.S. Government and a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, has completed unloading operations of U.S. Military cargo yesterday at Dunkirk, France.

The operations were attended by representatives from the U.S. Army and the French authorities.

The vessel arrived Saturday and carried U.S. Military cargo, including helicopters, transport vehicles and auxiliary equipment, from Texas to France for the U.S. Army’s 1st Combat Aviation Brigade. All the cargo was unloaded at Dunkirk by APL, in partnership with CEVA Logistics.

APL, a shipping specialist serving the U.S. Government

Since the First World War, APL (American President Lines, LLC) has been a trusted partner of the U.S. Military by providing shipping and logistics operations to and from the United States. APL manages transportation and provides safe and efficient services to the U.S. Military abroad, with weekly services sailing under the U.S. Flag from North America to Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

CEVA Logistics, the CMA CGM Group’s logistics subsidiary, has played a critical role in making the operation a success. CEVA Logistics provides customized end-to-end solutions to meet the complex supply chain needs.


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About CMA CGM

Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group is a world leader in shipping and logistics. Its 538 vessels serve more than 420 ports around the world, on all five continents. In 2019, they transported nearly 22 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) containers. With CEVA Logistics, a world leader in logistics services, CMA CGM handles more than 500,000 tons of airfreight and 1.9 million tons of inland freight every year. CMA CGM is constantly innovating to offer customers new maritime, inland and logistics solutions.
Present on every continent and in 160 countries through its network of 755 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs more than 110,000 people worldwide, of which 2,400 in Marseille where its head office is located.


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