Marseille, France, 16 March, 2020 – As part of a strategic initiative to keep customer production lines moving around the world during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, CEVA Logistics has contracted a range of 86 freighter aircraft to deliver parts and supplies to its customers.
Operating on behalf of customers in the automotive, aerospace, computer and hi-tech electronics sectors, the charters are designed to prevent production lines from stopping and to provide urgent stock replenishment for those which could not otherwise be supplied.
Working in close collaboration with its customers to meet their demands, CEVA has been able to move more than 4,700 tonnes of airfreight to date. More than 58 flights have already been completed, with an additional 28 to come over the coming seven weeks and many others to follow if necessary.
The majority of eastbound flights originated in Shanghai or Hong Kong and were destined for Chicago in the USA. A smaller number of flights were bound for Amsterdam, Bangkok, Brussels, Chennai, Dallas, Rickenbacker, Rockford, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Tokyo. Eastbound and other charters included East Midlands to Bangkok, Hong Kong and Brussels, Hanoi to Singapore, and Hong Kong to Tokyo.
Guillaume Col, CEVA Logistics’ Chief Operating Officer, says: “Working extremely closely with our customers, we have been able to deliver a robust charter programme to adapt to these difficult circumstances. Acting in close collaboration with the rest of the CMA CGM Group, we are striving to offer fast and accessible alternatives to our clients throughout the world in order to help keep the global economy moving.”