Freight forwarder acquires the very last jumbo jet from Boeing

Swiss logistics company Kuehne + Nagel buys the very last air freighter of the Boeing 747 type, the so-called jumbo jet, manufactured by the US airplane factory.

Logistics group Kuehne + Nagel is the recipient of the very last Boeing 747, popularly known as the jumbo jet, from the US aircraft factory’s assembly line in Seattle.

Kuehne + Nagel subsidiary Apex Logistics plans on running the Boeing 747-8F on routes across the Pacific Ocean in collaboration with air freight company Atlas Air, which Kuehne + Nagel has entered into a long-term charter agreement with.

Like several other big companies in logistics and container shipping, Kuehne + Nagel has strengthened its air cargo activities as a result of the widespread congestion in transportation markets during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Shipping companies MSC, CMA CGM and Maersk have all entered the air freight market in varying degrees, and the same is true of Kuehne + Nagel, which receives its second aircraft with the new Boeing 747. The first one was an air freighter of the same type. Atlas Air is in charge of operations of both planes.

”This aircraft will reinforce our ability to provide strategic solutions and unique alternatives with passion,” says Apex CEO Tony Song in a press release.

Boeing has produced 747s since 1968.

English edit: Christian Radich Hoffman

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