CMA CGM Group confirmed the establishment of a specialised airfreight division named CMA CGM Air Cargo.
In a statement, it said the company will acquire four 60-tonne-payload, A330-200F aircraft, which will be operated from Europe to global destinations by a European airline.
Strategic development in logistics
CMA CGM stated the new division will strengthen its transport and logistics business, enabling it to offer a new range of solutions to customers.
This expansion into air freight is a new milestone in the Group’s strategic development, with the aim of providing Group customers with a complementary range of services covering both shipping and logistics.
CMA CGM Group chairman and CEO Rodolphe Saadé said the division will also "leverage commercial partnerships with airlines in order to deliver global coverage".
"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," Saadé said.
"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," he added.