The CMA CGM Group on 7th August announced the passing of one of the staff members who went missing on August 4 after the Beirut explosions.

Deeply rooted in Lebanon, the CMA CGM Group had launched an emergency plan to conduct a thorough health and safety assessment of its 261 staff members based in Beirut.

At that stage, the preliminary toll showed two seriously injured and many minor injuries. One member of their staff at the port was missing.

The Group’s headquarters in Lebanon, located a few hundred meters from the site of the explosion, was severely damaged.

The CMA CGM LYRA (11,400 TEU), which was in operation on Tuesday evening, was located 1.5 km from the site of the explosion. None of the crew was injured. The vessel was not damaged.

Mobilization of the Group’s maritime and logistics expertise with a business continuity plan

CMA CGM, with its subsidiary CEVA Logistics, immediately offered the Lebanese and French governments logistics and maritime assistance in order to respond to the emergency. The Group has been ensuring everything is in place to guarantee perfect business continuity and to maintain the supply of primary necessities to the country.

An operational organization has been put in place to establish a logistics hub in Tripoli, Lebanon. All ships are diverted to Tripoli or other terminals in the region until further notice. In order to maintain business continuity, the Group has organized 3 recovery sites, of which two are in Beirut and one in Tripoli.

Source:- Marine Insight