Freight News, Air, Sea

Shipping line takes to the air

[ February 15, 2021   //   ]

Global  shipping line CMA CGM is to set up its own airfreight arm, including the acquisition of four Airbus A330-200F freighter aircraft. CMA CGM Air Cargo will operate as a specialised air freight division for the French-based company, which also includes the forwarding and logistics arm Ceva in its stable.

The four aircraft will offer a payload of 60 tonnes each and will connect Europe with the rest of the world, says CMA CGM. Their operation will entrusted to a European airline, says CMA CGM.

Chairman and chief executive Rodolphe Saadé, added: “In response to the growing demand from our customers for agile logistics solutions, we are creating a new division within the CMA CGM Group dedicated to air transport: CMA CGM Air Cargo. This division will launch with four Airbus A330-200F aircraft and will leverage commercial partnerships with airlines in order to deliver global coverage. This is a major milestone in the development of our logistics services.”