MSC takes delivery of its first Boeing-built aircraft

Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) has announced that it has taken delivery of its first MSC-branded aircraft, built by Boeing and operated by Atlas Air.

According to a statement by the airline, the B777-200 freighter will fly on routes between China, the US, Mexico and Europe.

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“Our customers need the option of air solutions, which is why we’re integrating this transportation mode to complement our extensive maritime and land cargo operations. The delivery of this first aircraft marks the start of our long-term investment in air cargo,” said Jannie Davel, senior vice president air cargo at MSC.

Having worked in the sector for many years, Davel brings extensive air cargo experience. He most recently headed Delta’s commercial cargo operations, before joining MSC in 2022.

He said: “Flying adds options, speed, flexibility and reliability to supply chain management, and there are particular benefits for moving perishables, such as fruit and vegetables, pharmaceutical and other healthcare products and high-value goods.”

While the aircraft was built by Boeing, Atlas Air is supporting MSC on an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) basis. This aircraft is the first of four B777-200Fs in the pipeline, which are being placed on a long-term basis with MSC.

The first MSC Air Cargo aircraft has arrived! ✈️💛

We’ve taken delivery of our first B777-200F, which will soon be ready to fly on routes between China, the US, Mexico and Europe.

Read more:— MSC Cargo (@MSCCargo) November 28, 2022

MSC is a world leader in container shipping. Our 150,000 MSC Group employees provide a global service with unparalleled local knowledge and experience.


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