Thursday, November 19, 2009

TNT Now Offers More Efficient Haulage

Bypassing of Depots Makes Service More Cost Effective
Shipping News Feature

EUROPE – Dutch parcel carrier TNT Express has announced the launch of a new, cost effective road distribution solution in Europe called Direct Express. The new service offers customers that ship high parcel volumes a faster, more flexible and reliable service by means of a direct connection to TNT’s domestic network in the destination country.

With Direct Express shipments are collected directly from the customer and then transported on a dedicated vehicle to TNT’s domestic hub in the destination country, bypassing the depot and hub in the origin country. TNT’s domestic network in the destination country then delivers each parcel door to door.

TNT claims that with Direct Express they can offer their customers higher cost efficiency and more flexibility in collection time, enabling a better adaptation to the specific needs of their needs. At the destination, TNT offers the receivers a wide array of delivery possibilities, by 9:00 am, 10.00 am, noon or by the end of day, all serving their specific requirements.

“TNT is proud to be the first company to offer this product with a true European-wide coverage thanks to our strong domestic networks throughout Europe”, says Jan Willem Breen, Director Marketing and Sales of TNT Express.

“The most efficient route is a direct route and travelling fewer kilometres saves time and money, and has a smaller impact on the environment.”