Press Release

TNT Launches Road Express Delivery Services for Greece

Publish Date : 4 February 2002 at 10:16 CET - TNT Express, the leading global business to business carrier, has today become the first express delivery company to provide daily door to door road services to and from Greece.

This development is part of a continued programme of service expansion for the company which operates the largest road and air express delivery network in Europe. In the last 12 months alone TNT Express has opened numerous new road linehaul routes across the continent including connections to Croatia, Slovenia, Romania and Turkey.

This new daily service will link more than 60 TNT Express depots in Greece with 30 countries across the TNT network via connections through its hubs in Athens and Milan. This development provides a cost effective gateway to the rest of the world for companies in Greece which exports approximately 35% of its goods to Germany, 21% to Italy and 13% to the United Kingdom. The new service also provides another option for global TNT customers sending consignments to Greece.

Alan Jones, Group Managing Director, TNT Express said, "We have successfully operated on demand air express services to and from Greece for several years. The new door to door road service demonstrates our commitment to helping customers penetrate new markets and is part of our strategy to continuously strengthen the TNT Express network. Adding Greece to our already extensive European road network is another step on our journey to be the fastest and most reliable express delivery company in the world."

Page publication date: 4 February 2002 at 10:16 CET