CMA CGM Group, a French shipping and logistics company, continues to expand beyond its core business as a container carrier, increasing the number of freighters operating for air freight. The company said today..
This move is due to the contribution of a covid rekindling and a pandemic e-commerce surge. Long port delays, shortage of shipping containers, and record high rates For moving sea cargo.
CMA CGM, based in Marseille, France, said it had purchased two Boeing 777 cargo ships, calling the move a “milestone in the strategic development of the Group’s logistics.”
Each plane has a payload of approximately 102 tons and a range of 5,700 miles. This distance is important because, according to CMA CGM, there are fewer stops over long distances and landing fees on long-haul routes are reduced.
The company launched the CMA CGM Air Cargo Division in February. Opened in March The first flight between Liege (Belgium) and Chicago, followed by flights to New York, Atlanta and Dubai.
CMA CGM’s growing aviation business Complements the activities of CEVA Logistics, a logistics divisionLast year it handled 400,000 tonnes of air cargo and 2.8 million tonnes of inland cargo. However, CMA CGM’s core business continues to be 542 container vessels, servicing more than 420 ports around the world and shipping approximately 21 million TEU (20-foot equivalent units) of containers in 2020. bottom.
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