Logistics firm Maersk has ordered two Boeing 777 Freighters and will lease three more 767-300 Freighters.

The widebody jets will join the fleet of Maersk’s in-house cargo airline, Star Air, which is currently an all-767 freighter operator, the Danish company said on 2 November.

The GE Aviation GE90-powered 777Fs are due for delivery from Boeing in 2024, Maersk states, in what will mark the debut of the type at Star Air. The three 767-300Fs “will be operational next year” through Cargo Aircraft Management, the leasing arm of US air freight specialist ATSG, it adds.


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Star Air is currently an all-767 operator

“This year we have strengthened our integrated logistics offering… and as a natural next step, we are now ramping up  our air freight capacity, creating a broader network to cater even better for the needs of customers,” says Vincent Clerc, chief executive of Ocean & Logistics at Maersk.

Copenhagen airport-based Star Air currently operates 15 aircraft, according to Maersk: 12 767-200SFs, two 767-300Fs and one 767-300BCF.

Maersk has also announced the acquisition of Hamburg-based Senator International, which it describes as a “well-renowned global freight forwarding company with a strong air freight offering”.