Shipping group CMA CGM has purchased four freighter aircraft on the creation of its new specialised air freight division to strengthen the group’s transport and logistics business.

CMA CGM said the fleet of four Airbus A330-200F freighter aircraft will enhance its logistics capability to answer to growing demand from customers for agile solutions.

“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,” said Rodolphe Saade, chairman and ceo of CMA CGM.

The four 60-tonne payload Airbus aircraft came into service between 2014 and 2016. With a range of 4,000 nautical miles, they will connect Europe with the rest of the world. CMA CGM said it will entrust the operation of its freighter fleet to a European airline.

Source: Seatrade Maritime