Geneva – MSC has achieved the expected counter-move, after the failure of the negotiation to acquire Ita Airways. The Swiss company has begun to develop MSC Air Cargo, “a new solution to respond to customer requests and a complementary service to the offer of containerized freight transport”, as stated in a note.
“MSC Air Cargo has been under development for several months and will be operational from the beginning of 2023, following the delivery of the first of four MSC-branded Boeing 777-200F aircraft to be operated by Atlas Air, a company of the Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Group ”.
MSC then announced the appointment of Jannie Davel – who has already held positions in Delta Cargo, Emirates SkyCargo and DHL – “with the aim of developing the air cargo business and building the team that will take care of it”.
Soren Toft, CEO of MSC, said: “We are delighted to announce the development of MSC Air Cargo and to welcome Jannie Davel to lead this exciting new reality which will be available to all MSC customers. our debut in this market and we intend to continue exploring all possible avenues to develop the air cargo sector and thus integrate our core business of containerized freight transport ”.
Jannie Davel has nearly 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. In 2008 he was appointed Vice President Global RFQ Management of DHL; he was then appointed Vice President Global Airfreight Product Development and Implementation in Germany and subsequently SVP Airfreight Americas & USA Head of Airfreight. In 2018 he joined Emirates SkyCargo as Vice President Cargo Commercial Operation Americas and most recently held the role of Managing Director Commercial of Delta Cargo based in Atlanta, Georgia.