CNC was founded in 1971. In 2007, CNC was acquired by CMA CGM and became a fully integrated subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group. CNC became the sole Intra-Asia shortsea specialist brand of the Group in 2019.

The CNC head office is located in Singapore and is regionally represented by agencies throughout Asia. Its service network covers Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Currently offering over 60 services, CNC continually develops its services network according to market demands and shifts. CNC emphasises reliable, prompt and personable customer service as the leading intra-Asia carrier brand.