CEVA Logistics’ headquarters relocates to Marseille, France in order to consolidate its management teams and support functions.
With the acquisition of CEVA Logistics in May 2019, the CMA CGM Group decided to transfer the decision-making centre of its specialised subsidiary to Marseille from Baar, Switzerland.
Located in the heart of the Docks, the head office features modern premises and optimal working conditions with an area of 2,400 sqm, five meeting rooms, 200 workstations and two co-working spaces.
The proximity to the Jacques Saadé Tower, the headquarters of the CMA CGM Group located in the same neighborhood, will promote synergies and the exchange of best practices, the group says.
The decision to move CEVA Logistics’ headquarters to Marseille will create new jobs and increase Marseille’s international reach, it says.
Renaud Muselier, president of the South Region, announced that the region would participate, in an amount of EUR 1.5 million, in the financing of a cluster of digital and innovative projects that will transform the functioning of solutions for CEVA Logistics customers.
This includes: SmartFREIGHT, a solution for Maritime FCL/LCL, Air, Domestic; with a unique online space to manage the complete life of shipments, in particular enabling instant pricing from origin and to destination. This E-Commerce platform will allow for more environmentally responsible transport.
A partnership with start-ups housed in ZEBOX, the international start-ups incubator and accelerator created by Rodolphe Saadé, has been established to define the carbon impact of each type of transport and make it available to customers.
A network optimisation initiative piloted by the US intermodal network. The purpose is to redefine, on the basis of current transport, the positioning adequacy of HUBS in the Americas using optimisation algorithms. Initial analyses resulted in an optimisation of nearly 3.0 per cent, or approximately 241,400 km per month.
This movement to strengthen digitisation at CEVA Logistics is fully in line with Rodolphe Saadé’s strategy to make CMA CGM a leader in the digital transformation of the maritime transport and logistics industry, the group says.
Rodolphe Saadé, chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, declared: “As soon as the acquisition of CEVA was finalised, we decided to relocate its headquarters to Marseille. CEVA will be able to benefit from the entire ecosystem of the CMA CGM Group, such as its incubator ZEBOX, or its internal university. From France, we will build a world leader in logistics.”