CMA CGM SA is the world’s third largest container shipping group and number one in France. CMA CGM is headquartered in Marseille (France), and operates out of over 650 offices and agencies in more than 150 countries. With regular services on over 170 shipping lines, the Group manages a dense network capable of meeting the expectations of its customers all over the world. It is also one of the first global shipping operators to have control over the whole logistics chain offering a door-to-door service that integrates both inland waterway transport (River Shuttle Containers) and railways (CMA Rail), as well as port handling facilities and logistics on land.
The Group comprises a network of complementary subsidiaries, each one an expert and recognized as the leader in their field. These subsidiaries fall into 4 areas: Container Shipping which includes all the regular shipping lines; Multimodal which integrates our other modes of transport experts; Services which are responsible for logistics; and Tourism where groups the cruise companies and travel agents. Facts & Figures include 389 ships on 170 shipping routes; 9 million TEU transported in 2010; 400 ports of call in 150 countries; and 650 agencies and offices around the world, including 64 in China (Hong Kong included).
With over 17,000 staff members worldwide, CMA CGM regularly offers a wide array of training, skills enhancement and personal development programs to its employees. The corporate university FIRST (French Institute for Research, Studies and Training) was established in 2000 with the aim of developing both individual and team skills.
FIRST University offers CMA CGM employees training throughout their careers in the following areas: Maritime skills (Training given by in-house specialists and open to all employees); On the job skills (raining programs designed to meet the needs of our major job families, by getting new employees "up and running" as quickly as possible and supporting career development opportunities); Efficiency in the workplace (Techniques and resources to help employees optimize their workday and improve their work practices); Languages (Two options are available to employees who wish to improve their linguistic skills: the language lab (English, Spanish and French) and language classes. To enable employees to practice their language skills in a more casual setting, CMA CGM also organizes intercultural lunches where many languages are spoken, including English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic and Russian); Computer skills; and Masters in International Maritime Management, A Master’s degree created by CMA CGM in collaboration with the CECE international trade and logistics management school and France’s ENMM merchant marine academy. The degree is aimed at young high potentials and is recognized by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.
With among the largest vessels ever-built, sailing all over the world, CMA CGM and its subsidiary CMA Ships is one of the best companies to develop a successful deck officer career, with important responsibilities granted at all level and early in your career. Continuous training, Research & Development such as Safety officer training; Manned model ship handling, Maneuvering, BTM courses; Extensive training facilities on board; and Opportunities to participate in the research and development effort, with numerous projects on board designed to optimize safety of navigation, speed and consumption management, environmental-friendliness, cost and reliability.
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