All change at the top for CMA CGM Air Cargo

By Damian Brett

Photo: CMA CGM

CMA CGM Air Cargo has a new chief executive with Guillaume Lathelize taking over from Olivier Casanova.

The shipping group confirmed the move to Air Cargo News but declined to provide further details.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Lathelize’s background is in shipping, most recently holding the position of vice president global commercial at CMA CGM.

Prior to that, he was vice president for shortsea lines and before that vice president north-south lines.

In total, he has worked for the CMA CGM Group for more than 15 years.

Before joining CMA CGM, Lathelize worked for shipping lines Delmas and SDV.

Casanova held the role of chief executive for just over a year and last week spoke at the IATA World Cargo Symposium under the job title.

At the event, he spoke of closer integration along the supply chain but added that each mode has a specific role to play.

Casanova will return to his previous role as deputy chief financial officer at CMA CGM.

Earlier this year, CMA CGM Air Cargo announced a ten-year partnership with Air France KLM covering the operation of freighters.

CMA CGM to invest in AF KLM and partner on freighters

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest airlines news

Air cargo outlook: challenging market ahead

By Damian Brett

It’s been an interesting period for the air cargo industry as volumes have been trending downwards since the first half…

Read More

Share this story

Partnerships key for United Cargo’s growth

United is striving to keep its customers onside, evolve strategic partnerships and focus on re-establishing a strong network, explains Ian…

Read More

Share this story

Putzger perspective: e-freighters anyone?

E-freighters offer an attractive cargo solution, but they come as freighter demand has slowed down, writes Ian Putzger. In the…

Read More

Share this story

Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]