CMA CGM welcomed its second Boeing 777F freighter as it announced an additional order for two more of the aircraft type at a ceremony signing held in Everett, WA on June 7.
The international shipping company, which created its dedicated air cargo unit last year, plans to build up its fleet to a dozen aircraft by 2026.
It took delivery of the maiden B777F earlier on 31 May, and with the second freighter, the company now counts six aircraft in its fleet, including four A330-200Fs operated by Air Belgium. In December 2021, Airbus confirmed the group’s order for A350F freighters.
CMA CGM said the purchase of two Boeing 777 Freighters was the first direct order since the group announced its dedicated air cargo transport division in February 2021. “These planes both come from the order CMA CGM AIR CARGO placed in Spring 2021,” it noted.
The company plans to use the B777F aircraft, with maximum payload of 107 tonnes and range of 9,200 kilometers, across its air freight network in Europe, North America and Asia. The two new 777F aircraft in order are scheduled to be delivered by 2024.