CMA CGM sets up Navigation and Port Operations Centre in Singapore

CMA CGM says this state-of-the-art facility will ensure the safety of the group’s seafarers, fleet and customers’ cargo as well as enhancing route optimisation.

CMA CGM opened its Navigation and Port Operations Centre in APL’s corporate headquarters in Singapore on January 11 2017. 

The shipping giant said it chose Singapore to implement this Navigation and Port Operations Centre, a critical navigation support unit of the group’s vessel operations, as it reflects its commitment to strengthen the group’s presence in Singapore and reinforce the city-state’s role as a key maritime hub.

This is CMA CGM’s third navigation command centre, across the group’s combined fleet of more than 500 container vessels. The state-of-the-art facility in Singapore will, says CMA CGM, leverage the latest navigation assistance tools and technologies to track and examine wide-ranging nautical, meteorological and geographic information in real-time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The centre in Singapore is dedicated to serving the Asian time zone; the group’s two other centres – located in CMA CGM’s corporate headquarters in Marseille, France, and its regional office in Miami in the United States – take charge of the European and Americas time zones respectively.

Based on live analytics of the vessels’ operating speeds, ocean currents, weather forecasts and high traffic areas, each centre’s team of experts are empowered to assess, anticipate and mitigate any navigation-related risks to the group’s vessel operations. Accurate guidance and alerts are provided to its deck officers on how vessel routes, speeds and fuel consumption can be optimised across its fleet, while ensuring the safety of its crews and vessels globally.