Maersk to acquire Senator International Air Freight Forwarder

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) announces the intended acquisition of Senator International, a well-renowned global freight forwarding company with a strong air freight offering. Furthermore, to expand its own controlled air network, Maersk is adding aircraft to its operations: three leased cargo planes to be operational from 2022 and two newbuilding Boeing aircraft to be deployed by 2024.

Maersk’s aim is to increase its presence in the air freight industry, combining its air freight services with Senator’s very complimentary offering will benefit customers through extended global routes and capacity. Maersk’s ambition is to have approximately one third of its air capacity as own controlled. This will be achieved by building and operating a global cargo flight network, combining owned capacity and through collaboration with partners on chartered capacity, which replicates the structure that the company has within its ocean fleet. The remaining part will be a mix of commercial and chartered flights.