Monday, May 20, 2024
Atlas Air Worldwide announces long-term ACMI agreement with MSC

Atlas Air Worldwide announces long-term ACMI agreement with MSC

Atlas Air Worldwide has announced that its Atlas Air subsidiary and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have entered into an agreement that enables MSC to expand its reach and capacity for its customers.

Under the terms of the long-term ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) agreement, Atlas Air will operate all four of its new and incoming Boeing 777-200 freighters on a global basis for MSC, with the first delivery being taken in Q4 2022. Atlas’ order of these four aircraft was announced in January 2022.

Read more: Atlas Air Worldwide to be acquired by investor group for $5.2 Billion

The 777-200Fs will provide dedicated airfreight capacity to meet customer demand and will serve as a complementary service to MSC’s container shipping solutions.  The 777-200F supports environmental stewardship with a twin-engine design that delivers excellent fuel efficiency and noise reduction.

Read more: Atlas Air Worldwide reports Q2 2022 results

“We are pleased to welcome MSC as a new customer, and look forward to supporting MSC as it develops its airfreight business and further enhances its position as a global leader in transportation and logistics,” John Dietrich, president and CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide, said. “This new agreement will allow MSC to capitalise on the state-of-the-art service solutions provided by our aircraft and crews, as well as the unparalleled air cargo expertise brought by our Atlas team.”

“We are delighted to announce the development of MSC Air Cargo, an exciting new offering for MSC clients. This strategic partnership with Atlas Air is the first step into this market and we plan to continue exploring various avenues to develop air cargo in a way that complements our core business of container shipping. Atlas Air’s fleet of 777 freighter aircraft is well-suited to support our entry into air cargo and this strategic initiative will ensure we meet the cargo requirements of our customers,” Soren Toft, CEO of MSC, said.

 

Picture of Edward Hardy

Edward Hardy

Having become a journalist after university, Edward Hardy has been a reporter and editor at some of the world's leading publications and news sites. In 2022, he became Air Cargo Week's Editor. Got news to share? Contact me on Edward.Hardy@AirCargoWeek.com

Newsletter

Stay informed. Stay ahead. To get the latest air cargo news and industry trends delivered directly to your inbox, sign up now!

related articles

AGI Global Logistics appoint Nicky Woodman as Manchester Co-Director

SAUDIA CARGO ACHIEVES RECORD-BREAKING SUCCESS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2024

Asia Pacific tonnages partially rebound following Labour Day dip