CMA CGM has launched its air cargo division with the purchase of four Airbus A330-200F freighter aircraft.
With a 60-tonne-payload and a range of 4,000 nautical miles, the aircraft will connect Europe with the rest of the world. The fleet operation will be contracted to a European airline.
The expansion into air cargo is a new milestone in CMA CGM’s strategic development, with the aim of providing a range of services covering both shipping and logistics.
Rodolphe Saadé, chairman and CEO, CMA CGM Group, commented:”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.”