OVERSEAS: An agreement signed for the implementation of the major Hub Antilles project

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Yesterday, Tuesday, December 19, the ministers responsible for Overseas Territories and Transport as well as the Secretary of State for the Sea concretized with Rodolphe Saade, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, the agreement for the implementation of the large Antilles Hub project.

“At the heart of the Caribbean trade zone, and 7 km from Europe, the two major ports and the two territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique are joining forces to develop the Antilles Hub. Thanks to the reception of large capacity ships, the project will bring an activity of 000 additional containers per year to the two islands,” specifies Philippe Vigier, Minister Delegate for Overseas Territories.

The CMA CGM Group, a global player in maritime, land, air and logistics solutions, which is aiming for Net Zero Carbon by 2050, has ordered a new fleet of 7 ships powered by biogas, making it possible to reduce CO67 emissions by 2%. Delivered gradually from 2024, these container ships will serve Guadeloupe and Martinique, making it possible to significantly increase service to the two islands, while maintaining its quality, reliability and regularity. A major player in the development of the two islands, the CMA CGM Group has always acted as a link between the Antilles, France and the rest of the world thanks to its activities. This investment for the future, illustrating the transition to a carbon-free maritime economy, will allow the French Antilles to tomorrow be the gateway to a new green maritime corridor between Europe and the Caribbean.

The result of long consultation work between the State, the communities of Guadeloupe and Martinique, the Grands Ports Maritimes de Guadeloupe and Martinique and the CMA CGM Group, the Antilles Hub constitutes an ambitious joint development project around the port and logistics economy, attentive to reducing the carbon footprint of maritime and port services.

The total amount of the project is estimated at 336 million euros, including 257 million for infrastructure under public project management. The work schedule provides for a gradual operational commissioning of the project from the beginning of 2025 for full deployment in the fall of 2025 for the two major ports concerned.

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