MSC’s air branch receives second of four new freighters

MSC receives second of four new freighters delivered by Atlas Air

Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., has announced the delivery of a Boeing 777-200 Freighter to MSC.

This is the second of four Boeing 777-200 Freighters that Atlas Air will operate for MSC, which will complement the existing weekly service for the shipping company.

Currently, MSC is offering around-the-world services to airports such as Mexico City (NLU), Indianapolis (IND), Liege (LGG), Seoul (ICN) and Xiamen (XMN).

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Michael Steen, Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide, said: “Building on the successful launch of MSC’s Air Cargo Solution, we are very pleased to welcome this second 777 delivery as part of our long-term strategic partnership. We expect our remaining two 777 aircraft to be delivered in the fourth quarter.

“We value the trust that MSC has in Atlas Air to support the expanding requirements of their global network, and are excited to leverage our expertise and industry-leading solutions.

“The delivery of our second MSC branded aircraft represents another strategic component towards our offering that further connects trade lanes for our customers.”

Jannie Davel, Senior Vice President Air Cargo at MSC, stated: “In partnership with Atlas Air, we have built a solid foundation on which to expand our air cargo solution.”

In May 2023, MSC announced plans to make adjustments to its Asia to Canada West Coast sailing programme.

More recently, Mundra Port, the flagship port of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), berthed one of the world’s largest vessels, the MSC Hamburg.

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