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Maersk places first order of Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft

Boeing 777 Freighter takes off
photo_camera First 777F Freighter Takes Off on B-1 Flight K64503-03

Integrated container logistics company A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has placed an order for two Boeing 777 Freighters.

The aircraft will be operated by Star Air, Maersk’s in-house aircraft operator, and represent the company’s first 777 order.

Maersk’s executive vice president and CEO of ocean & logistics Vincent Clerc said “ramping up” the company’s air freight capacity will create “a broader network to cater even better for the needs of customers”.

“This year, we have strengthened our integrated logistics offering through e-commerce logistics acquisitions, tech investments, expanding our warehouse footprint and as a natural next step, we are now ramping up our air freight capacity,” said Clerc.

“As a global integrator of container logistics, Maersk is improving the ability to provide one-stop shop and end-to-end logistics capabilities to our customers.”

Boeing’s senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing Ihssane Mounir commented: “The market leading efficiency and incredible range of the 777 Freighter will provide Maersk flexibility to profitably operate the airplane across its large air freight network.”

The aircraft, which can carry a maximum revenue payload of 102,000 kilograms, will “allow Star Air to make fewer stops and reduce landing fees on long-haul routes”, Boeing said.

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