TNT Fast News

TNT Fast News gives an overview of international and national TNT corporate news from all operating units: new services, linehauls, and environmentally responsible initiatives, as well as external awards and recognition.

    TNT inaugurates new hub in Madrid

    Operations

    29 October 2015 - TNT officially inaugurated its new road transit hub in Madrid this week. In operation since August, the facility is located 8.7 km from Madrid’s Barajas international airport, the busiest airport in Spain.

    Located on a 40,775 m2 site, the hub features about 11,000 m2 of warehouse space, 204 loading docks and a sophisticated automated sortation system capable of handling 8,500 parcels per hour. The facility also uses check weigh cube equipment to determine the weight and cubic dimensions of palletised freight with speed and accuracy.

    The new hub brings together international and domestic operations which were previously handled in separate depots - Getafe, for domestic, and Barajas, for international. The hub provides direct road connections to TNT’s main operational facilities in the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands and other key destinations across Europe. Initially, it will handle 140 international and domestic linehaul movements. Built to accommodate growth, the facility will allow future service extensions to more locations in central and western Spain and Portugal. About 340 staff, including drivers, are employed at the site.

    The investment in the new hub is part of TNT’s Outlook strategy, which focuses on increasing operational efficiency and excelling at customer service.
     

    TNT inaugurates new depot in the Netherlands

    Operations

    22 September 2015 - TNT has inaugurated its new 6,350 square meter depot in Eindhoven, Netherlands, after a ten-month construction period. The new facility already enables TNT to handle more parcels and freight items for customers across north-western Europe, faster and in a more reliable manner. The depot runs daily line hauls to other TNT sorting hubs in Liege, Arnhem, Northampton, Paris and Zurich, as well as direct deliveries to customers. It features 105 loading docks and state-of-the-art sorting and loading equipment. The opening was attended by Staf Depla, the Eindhoven City Councillor responsible for work, economy and professional education. The new depot is housed in a BREEAM certified building. 


     

    TNT upgrades Poland hub

    Operations

    25 June 2015 – TNT has completed the upgrade of its international hub in Warsaw, as part of of an ongoing investment to increase productivity and capacity of its European infrastructure. TNT has installed a new sorter equipped with 9 additional chutes, bringing the total number of chutes to 30. The company has also added two outfeeds with extendable conveyors for loose loading and unloading of trailers. The new chutes allow automated scanning of shipments. The hub also uses new forklift scanning technology to speed up sorting and redirect so-called dangerous goods to the dedicated handling area. The TNT Warsaw facility employs close to 100 people and serves as a gateway to Poland and nearby countries.
     

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