Atlas Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777-200 Freighter which it will operate on behalf of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.

The B777-200F will be operated on a long-term ACMI agreement, complementing MSC’s container shipping services and expanding services to industries traditionally served by the air cargo industry.

It is the first of 4 B777-200Fs that Atlas Air will operate for MSC.

John Dietrich, President and CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide, says, “We are pleased that all four of our newly acquired 777-200Fs are placed on a long-term basis with MSC, providing them with dedicated capacity to support their growth and expansion.”

Jannie Davel, Senior Vice President Air Cargo at MSC, adds, “We are delighted to see the first of our MSC-branded aircraft take to the skies and we are looking forward to start serving the market with our new Air Cargo solution.”