CMA CGM takes delivery of two Boeing 777 Freighters
French logistics major, CMA CGM, has taken delivery of its first two Boeing 777 Freighters and has also placed a new order for another pair.
CMA CGM AIR CARGO took delivery of its two freighters in the space of ten days. These planes both come from the order CMA CGM Air Cargo placed in Spring 2021. The purchase of two Boeing 777 Freighters was the first direct order since the CMA CGM Group launched its dedicated air cargo transportation division in February 2021.
CMA CGM Air Cargo also officially disclosed an order for two additional Boeing 777 Freighters. When delivered, the new planes will complete a fleet of at least 12 Boeing and Airbus aircraft by 2026. This additional order means that the CMA CGM Group will have a total of four Boeing 777 Freighters in its fleet.
A cost-effective investment
The Boeing 777 Freighter will provide CMA CGM Air Cargo the flexibility to deploy the aircraft across its growing air freight network in Europe, North America and Asia, as the Group pursues its commitment to offer its customers a complete range of transportation and logistics solutions.
As the world’s largest, longest range, and most capable twin-engine freighter, the aircraft can carry a maximum payload of 107 tons. With a range of 9,200 kilometres, this plane will allow CMA CGM Air Cargo to grow its air freight service by offering more international destinations and choice.
CMA CGM Air Cargo fleet currently consists of four aircraft. By 2026, the company fleet will go up to 12, including the four B777 Freighters.
Olivier Casanova, CEO of CMA CGM Air Cargo stated, “The reception of our first two Boeing 777 Freighters, and this new order of two additional aircraft represents a milestone in our fleet expansion. With four Boeing 777 Freighters by 2024, complementing our existing fleet of four aircraft, CMA CGM Air Cargo will enlarge its network, linking Europe, Asia and America and provide a tailor-made range of transportation and logistics solutions to our clients, thanks to a modern, technically and environmentally efficient fleet”.