CMA CGM Creates AIR CARGO Division
February 15, 2021
CMA CGM Group is stepping up its strategic development in logistics
by creating a specialized air freight division: CMA CGM AIR CARGO.
This move into air freight strengthens the Group’s transport and
logistics business, allowing it to offer its customers a new range
of comprehensive, agile and customized solutions.
Four modern long-range freighter aircraft
To support its expansion into air freight, the CMA CGM Group is
buying four 60-tonne-payload Airbus A330-200F freighter aircraft,
which 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.
The CMA CGM Group will entrust the operation of its freighter fleet
to a European airline.
CMA CGM continues its strategic development in logistics
CGM AIR CARGO represents a major new component of the CMA CGM Group
in both operational and commercial terms.
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
Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, says: “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
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