Press Release


TNT mobilises fleet to deliver aid to Nargis victims in Myanmar

Publish Date : 30 May 2008 at 13:00 CET - Amsterdam, TNT is working with the Royal Thai Army to deliver food and drinking water to the victims of the Nargis cyclone in Myanmar. A convoy of 22 TNT trucks heading for the Thai-Myanmar border today left Bangkok around 8:00 am local time, carrying 260,000 litres of water, 12 tons of rice, 25 tons of eggs, biscuits, flashlights, fish cans, instant noodles, clothes, and flour, adding up to a total of 150 metric tons. The convoy will reach its destination in the Thai northwestern province Tak in the evening, local time. TNT will unload the trucks at the border and hand over the goods to the Army of Myanmar on the 31st of May, in the morning.

TNT had stood ready to provide support from Thailand since the cyclone struck Myanmar on 2-3 May. “We are proud to help deliver much-needed goods and supplies, using our extensive Thai domestic road network,” said Alan Miu, Country General Manager, TNT Express Worldwide (Thailand).

TNT has years of experience in emergency response. Besides its cooperation with the Thai authorities, TNT has partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) since 2002, helping to feed over 1 million school children and tackling more than 30 emergencies. Together with industry peers UPS and Agility, TNT has also developed ‘Logistics Emergency Teams' to lend a collective hand to humanitarian organisations in natural disaster zones.

About TNT
TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and is expanding operations worldwide to maximize its network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs more than 161,500 people. Over 2007, TNT reported €11 billion in revenues and an operating income of €1,192 million. TNT is publicly listed on the stock exchange of Amsterdam. TNT recognises its social responsibility, and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world.

Page publication date: 30 May 2008 at 13:00 CET