CMA CGM has announced the resumption of its fortnightly Bijagos Shuttle service for the upcoming season of cashew exports from Bissau, Guinea-Bissau to India and Vietnam.
Both India and Vietnam import raw cashew from West African countries, process them and then export. In India most of the processing centers are situated in Kerala and South Tamil Nadu coasts. The cashew season starts in June and ends by November every year
The fortnightly service will help the industry to source the raw cashew from North Africa without any logistical issues
The Salient features of the service are Bijagos Shuttle service, fully operated by CMA CGM, deploys two vessels of 1,700 TEUs
Bissau port is served on fortnightly frequency from mid-June 2023 to the end of the cashew season. First vessel was m/v LION voy. 0BJ1XN1MA, ETAs left Bissau Port on June 24th
A substantial stock of 40 foot containers is available in Bissau port and so the shippers do not have to face the problem about their availability like in other ports.