CEVA Logistics, a company of CMA CGM, has launched its own-controlled airfreight network as it looks to counter market volatility.
The forwarder said that it has purchased recurring capacity on key routes to create a “global network of available capacity” as part of its SKYCAPACITY programme.
The network covers destinations to and from North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific utilising multiple carriers and including freighter, pax-freighter and passenger capacity.
“Current and new customers are able to benefit from CEVA’s owned, controlled capacity of dozens of flights every week, offering consistent pricing and guaranteed capacity despite market peaks and lows,” the forwarder said.
“The network is also available as a spot cargo solution for customers, and weekly spot rates will be available on the CEVA Logistics website and via a weekly bulletin.”
Peter Penseel, chief operating officer, airfreight, CEVA Logistics, said: “Our new owned, controlled capacity network provides peace of mind in the midst of a supply chain experiencing significant volatility.
“We have already signed long-term contracts by customers looking for stability, reliability and consistent pricing, and we believe that this programme will continue to be a key differentiator in 2021 and 2022.”
Earlier this year CEVA parent company CMA CGM secured freighters and launched its own Atlantic air cargo service with flights from Liege to Chicago, New York and Atlanta. It is understood part of that capacity is provided to CEVA.
The company also launched a new Time Critical Solution which ensures on-time shipment with the fastest routing possible. The service also includes full insurance and customs clearance, ensuring the quickest possible transit times.
CEVA said the service would target the healthcare, automotive, aerospace or manufacturing environments, where specific parts or products are needed in emergency or a short-time frame.
Penseel said: “For our new time-critical solution, CEVA is investing in an experienced team to deliver round-the-clock solutions for our customers’ time-critical shipments where failure is not an option.”