A container shipping connection to the new James Bond film No Time to Die, set for worldwide release in late September-October, with action sequences filmed at the French Line CMA CGM SA-run Kingston Container Terminal in Jamaica Is.
An official partner of the 25th James Bond film, CMA CGM – the world’s third largest container line – gave filmmakers EON Productions unprecedented access to its Kingston Container Terminal to shoot a thrilling action sequence with a seaplane, and The ship “CMA CGM Fort St. Georges” features in the film When Bond is rescued from the sea.
Filming took place in Jamaica at the Kingston South Quay Terminal operated by CMA CGM, a strategic transshipment hub for the group in the Caribbean, located at the exit of the Panama Canal and the intersection of the North/South and East/West lines.
Flying the French flag and led by French masters, there were a 2,260-twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) capacity ‘CMA CGM Fort St Georges’ and a 3,504 TEU-capacity ‘CMA CGM Fort de France’ and over 1,000 containers. Are busy shooting. In addition, a dozen crew, including the master, took part in the filming.
Location production manager Martin Joy said it was a “huge logistical challenge”.
Martin quipped, “CMA CGM is just what it is up to and has been an incredible partner in it allowing us to essentially fly a plane under their crane.”
“None of these locations are places that have previously been filmed. With the port of Kingston being the busiest port in the Caribbean, CMA CGM revised its shipping schedules and worked with the Port Authority in Jamaica and the Maritime Police so that we work safely in port,” said Greg Wilson, the film’s associate producer.
To support the unique partnership, a dedicated team led by CMA CGM Group Executive Officer Tanya Sade Jenny was formed at the head office in Marseilles and terminals operated by CMA CGM in Kingston and Dunkirk.
“No Time to Die” is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth and final film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond. The film will be released in theaters from September 30, 2021 in the UK through Universal Pictures International and in the US on October 8, 2021 from Metro Goldwyn Meyer (MGM) through their United Artists Releasing banner.