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A.P. Moller – Maersk Orders Two Boeing 777 Freighters to be Operated by Star Air
Global logistics and shipping company A.P. Moller – Maersk has ordered two Boeing 777 Freighters, which will be operated by Maersk’s air freight operator Star Air. Currently, Star Air operates an all-Boeing 767 Freighter fleet.
On Tuesday (November 2, 2021), Boeing announced that the global logistics and shipping company A.P. Moller – Maersk has ordered two Boeing 777 Freighters, which will be operated by their air freight operator Star Air. This is the first 777 order from Maersk, and the new freighters will join Star Air’s all-Boeing 767 Freighter fleet. With a range of 9,200 kilometers and a payload capacity of 102,000 kilograms, the Boeing 777F is the world’s largest, longest range and most capable twin-engine freighter. The aircraft offers a 17 percent reduction in fuel burn and reduced CO2 emissions versus legacy airplanes.
In Tuesday’s announcement, A.P. Moller – Maersk’s Executive Vice President and CEO of Ocean & Logistics, Vincent Clerc, said,
“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. 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, creating a broader network to cater even better for the needs of customers.”
Also commenting on the new freighter order, Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, Ihssane Mounir, said,
“We are delighted to welcome Maersk's Star Air to the Boeing family of 777 operators and look forward to many years of continued partnership as it grows its air cargo division. 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.”
Launched in 2005, the Boeing 777 Freighter is Boeing’s best selling freighter of all time, with orders for over 300 airplanes from customers worldwide. Boeing’s complete family or new and converted freighters currently provide over 90 percent of global dedicated freighter capacity.
Maersk is an integrated container logistics company and a leader in global shipping services. The company operates in 130 countries and employs approximately 80,000 team members.
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