Mediterranean Shipping Company to develop air cargo solution in response to market demand

MSC Air Cargo Aircraft

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has started developing a new MSC Air Cargo solution in response to customer demand and as a complementary service to its container shipping solutions.

MSC Air Cargo has been under development for several months and the new solution will be available from early 2023, following the delivery of the first of four MSC-branded Boeing 777-200F aircraft that will be operated by Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

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MSC has appointed Jannie Davel to develop its air cargo business and to build the team that will implement it. Davel has nearly 30 years of industry experience. He was appointed vice president of global RFQ management of DHL in 2008, then promoted to vice president of global airfreight product development and implementation in Germany and, subsequently, SVP Airfreight Americas & USA head of airfreight. In 2018, he joined Emirates SkyCargo as vice president of cargo commercial operation Americas and most recently he has served as managing director commercial Delta Cargo based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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“We are delighted to announce the development of MSC Air Cargo and to welcome Jannie Davel to spearhead this exciting new offering for MSC clients. This is our 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,” MSC CEO Soren Toft said.