TNT and Con-way Freight expand joint intercontinental service offering

29 March 2010 – TNT and Con-way Freight expand their partnership with the launch of a day-definite road/air/road service for heavy freight shipments from the U.S. to Europe. As part of the new service, Con-way Freight will manage the pickup of U.S. shipments, followed by consolidation and loading to direct air cargo service from New York’s JFK International Airport to Europe. Upon arrival in Europe, TNT will manage customs clearance and deconsolidation at Liege Airport in Belgium. Shipments will then enter TNT’s integrated air and road network for delivery to their final destinations in Europe. Transit times from JFK Airport to destinations in Europe will typically range from three to six days. The service is for shipments weighing more than 150 lbs. It complements the freight service to the U.S. from Europe the two companies introduced in April 2009. The commercial partnership between TNT and Con-way Freight leverages their established networks to provide new freight services without adding costs. It allows TNT to capture freight traffic between Europe and North America, the world’s busiest intercontinental freight lanes. Con-way Freight is North America’s leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, running a network of more than 300 service centres.

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