Air France-KLM and the CMA CGM Group have launched the long-term strategic air cargo partnership they made public in May 2022. This partnership will have an initial duration of ten years and will see Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo, part of the Air France-KLM Group and CMA CGM Air Cargo, part of the CMA CGM Group, combine their complementary cargo networks, full freighter capacity and dedicated services to build an even more compelling offering thanks to their unrivalled knowhow and global footprint.
This agreement has received all the mandatory regulatory approvals from the competent authorities.
Meeting customers’ needs with unique seamless services across the globe
The partnership will help meet customers’ ever-increasing needs for more integrated and resilient supply chains. It will leverage Air France-KLM’s vast air cargo franchise, experience and capabilities, especially as they pertain to specialised cargo (pharmaceuticals, perishables, express, etc.), backed by a worldwide cargo network and state-of-the-art facilities at its global hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. For its part, CMA CGM will mobilize its large commercial network and global logistics platform.
The deal will tap into the groups’ respective strengths to provide customised, agile, efficient, and cost-effective services for customers. The combined offering will allow them to benefit from greater freighter and belly capacity, a more extensive network of destinations, a mix of scheduled and charter flights, improved transit times and flexibility, as well as tailored connections across the world. Customers will benefit from enhanced customer support thanks to a global network of agencies, and a specialized service desk will address specific requirements, including a dedicated BIG desk for large shipments.