CMA CGM boosts air freight tonnage
The French shipping and logistics major CMA CGM has placed an order for two Boeing 777 freighters with Boeing, as it aims to expand its air freight division operations. CMA CGM Group launched its dedicated air freight division, CMA CGM Air Cargo, in February 2021.
Commercial operations of the air freight unit commenced in March with the first flight between Liege (Belgium) and Chicago, followed by flights to New York, Atlanta, and Dubai. CMA CGM Air Cargo represents a major new component of the CMA CGM Group in both operational and commercial terms. It is also a new milestone in the group’s strategic development into logistics.
The Boeing 777 will provide CMA CGM Air Cargo the flexibility to operate the airplane across its growing air freight network while helping to deliver on its sustainability objectives as the CMA CGM Group pursues its commitment to offer its customers a complete range of transportation and logistics solutions.
The 777 freighter is the world’s largest, longest range, and most capable twin-engine freighter. With a range of 9,200 kilometers, the 777 freighter can carry a maximum payload of 102 tonnes, allowing CMA CGM Air Cargo to make fewer stops and reduce landing fees on long-haul routes.