CMA CGM air-transports medical equipment to French West Indies

August 31 2021 Print This Article

The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, is mobilizing its aerial expertise to transport necessary medical equipment to the French West Indies for Santé Publique France (Ministry of Health).

As a new Covid-19 outbreak hits the French West Indies, the French Government needed a fast and agile transport solution to supply local hospitals with necessary medical equipment: oxygen generators, concentrators and bottles, x-ray equipment, dialysis material, among others.

The Group dedicated an Airbus A330-200F from its fleet to transport the 43 tonnes of equipment between Paris and the French West Indies. After being loaded onboard in the evening of August 28th, it was safely delivered to the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique on the 29th.

The CMA CGM Group is an important link between the French mainland and the overseas regions, thanks to its regular shipping lines. It deploys its logistics expertise to ensure a regular supply and to support exports to the mainland and continues to do so during the pandemic.

With its fleet of four cargo aircraft with a total capacity of 240 tonnes, CMA CGM AIR CARGO offers an enhanced logistics solution to meet the growing demand of its customers for new, complete, fast and agile solutions. This solution is adapted to emergency transport and to the fast-evolving needs of supply chains.