CMA CGM completes transaction involving port terminals acquisition by China Merchants group

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The CMA CGM Group announced the first closing of its agreement with China Merchants Port (CMP), with the sale of its stakes in eight-port terminals to Terminal Link. Terminal Link, joint venture was created in 2013 and is 51% owned by CMA CGM and 49% by CMP.

In line with the terms and conditions of the agreement announced on December 20, 2019 this first transaction represents a total all-cash consideration of US$ 815 million. It will enable Terminal Link to expand its geographic footprint and global network, thereby enhancing its business development prospects.

This initial disposal includes the following terminals:

  • Odessa Terminal (Ukraine)
  • CMA CGM PSA Lion Terminal (CPLT), Singapore
  • Kingston Freeport Terminal (Jamaica)
  • Rotterdam World Gateway (Netherlands)
  • Qingdao Qianwan United Advance Container Terminal (China)
  • Vietnam International Container Terminal, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
  • Laem Chabang International Terminal (Thailand)
  • Umm Qasr Terminal (Iraq)

The sale of the last two terminals covered by the agreement between CMA CGM and CMP should be completed by the end of first-half 2020 for an all-cash consideration over US$ 150 million, pending approval by the competent regulatory agencies.

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