Louis Dreyfus Armateurs gets Airbus A220 components transport deal
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group has been tagged by Airbus to transport A220 components from the production plant in Shenyang, China to the final assembly plant in Mirabel, Canada. Leaning on its experience in transporting A380, A400M and A320 aircraft components, LDA, through its unit Louis Dreyfus Freight Solutions, is expanding its partnership with Airbus Canada with the A220 multi-year deal effective October 1, 2021.
“This contract represents a major step in the development and diversification of the logistics activity of
high added value cargoes for the Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group”, Edouard Louis-Dreyfus, president of the Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group, said.
Louis Dreyfus Freight Solutions is partnering with the Wallenius Wilhelmsen company for both land and maritime transport. This collaboration offers optimal management of transport conditions, guaranteeing Airbus Canada regularity in supplying the Canadian assembly plant at Mirabel. The solution will provide Airbus with end-to-end visibility on their cargo as it moves through the supply chain, allowing them to better plan their operations.
The logistics plan includes a segment of land transport from the production plant in Shenyang to the port of Dalian, a crossing of the Pacific Ocean by sea through the Panama Canal to reach the East coast of the United States. This is followed by a second segment of land transport from the port of Baltimore – where Wallenius Wilhelmsen operates its own terminal activity and several processing facilities – to the assembly plant in Mirabel, Canada. This nominal solution offers transport in 48 or 50 days with two sailings per month providing an improved end-to-end logistics with a reduced carbon footprint.