Port of Oakland hails Fourth of July with flag-waving ship

Oakland, Calif. – July 4, 2019: A 1,148-foot-long French emissary is celebrating Independence Day at the Port of Oakland today.  The container ship CMA CGM Ivanhoe arrived here last night, making a big splash in San Francisco Bay.

The CMA CGM Group ship’s hull was draped with four 30’X60’ American flags which unfurled near the Golden Gate Bridge Wednesday afternoon.  Horn blasts and water cannons heralded the ship’s arrival on the eve of July 4th.  Families and friends gathered at Fort Point and Chrissy Fields to enjoy views of the ship.

The CMA CGM Group delivers more containerized cargo to Oakland than any other carrier. CMA CGM Group has 11 weekly services calling the Port of Oakland.  Based in Marseille, CMA CGM Group has its U.S. corporate office in Norfolk, Va.

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Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group is a world leader in shipping and logistics. Its 511 vessels serve more than 420 ports on five continents around the world and carried nearly 21 million TEUs in 2018. With CEVA, a world leader in logistics services, CMA CGM handled more than 500,000 tons of airfreight and 1.9 million tons of inland freight in 2018. 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 110,000 people worldwide, of which 2,400 reside in Marseille where its head office is located.

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