CEVA Logistics mega airlift keeps supply chains moving

16.03.2020 / 17:55
  • CEVA contracts 86 charters to keep supply chains running and prevent production lines from closing down
  • Eastbound and westbound charters deliver parts and supplies across multiple destinations and vertical markets
  • CEVA leverages its global presence and scale to support the global economy

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.

More than 58 flights already completed

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.

Charters across multiple locations

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.

 

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Media:

Walter Dussaucy
Chief Communications Officer
Walter.Dussaucy@cevalogistics.com 
+33 41 365 0718

Cathy Howe
Pilot Marketing
ch@pilotmarketing.co.uk
+44 (0)208 941 5381

 

About CEVA Logistics

CEVA Logistics, a global asset-light third-party logistics company, designs and operates industry leading supply-chain solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Its integrated network in Freight Management and Contract Logistics spans more than 160 countries. Approximately 78,000 employees are dedicated to delivering effective solutions across a variety of industry sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services. CEVA is a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com