CMA CGM is by throwing its weight behind an incubator set-up in its home town of Marseille.

The French liner giant has launched a contest to reward five newly created companies with the financing of their hosting and guidance within Le Carburateur.

The idea behind the project is to stimulate entrepreneurship and job creation in the city with le Carburateur, which is an incubator for small companies in the Marseille Northern Area.

A jury, chaired by CMA CGM chief executive Rodolphe Saade, will select the five lucky companies which must come from the maritime, transportation or logistics fields.