MSC’s first cargo plane B77F delivered

MSC Mediterranean Shipping (MSC) has launched its air cargo operations with first Boeing 777 freighter with Atlas Air as its operating partner. Atlas Air will operate the freighter on behalf of MSC.
“We are delighted to see the first of our MSC-branded aircraft take to the skies and we are looking forward to start serving the market with our new air cargo solution,” said Jannie Davel, vice-president of air cargo at MSC in an official statement. “We believe that MSC Air Cargo is developing from a solid foundation thanks to the reliable ongoing support of our operating partner Atlas.” The aircraft was delivered as part of a long-term aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance agreement between the Purchase, New York-based Atlas and MSC, which is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is the first of four new 777-200Fs that Atlas will operate for MSC, which is eyeing an expansion into the booming post-pandemic air cargo market driven largely by high ocean shipping rates and the broad shift to online shopping,” Davel added.