Press Release

TNT and Con-way Freight start partnership to provide cost-efficient express freight services to/from the USA

Publish Date : 2 April 2009 at 15:00 CET - Amsterdam - NL, Ann Arbor – MI, USA, TNT and Con-way Freight today announce a partnership to link their respective road networks in Europe and the USA and offer cost-effective, high quality express freight services between both sides of the Atlantic.

The agreement establishes Con-way Freight as TNT's primary road transportation partner for deliveries of ‘Economy Express' parcels and freight across the USA. Con-way Freight is North America's leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing a day-definite service to 99 percent of all zip codes in the continental United States. Similarly, Con-way Freight's network will be linked to TNT's global air network and Express Road Network, which reaches over 35 countries in Europe.

The partnership also offers both companies the opportunity to explore and develop an expanded range of international freight services under their own brands, utilizing the network connectivity established between Con-way Freight in the USA and TNT in the rest of the world.

Marie-Christine Lombard, Group Managing Director Express, member of TNT's Board of Management, said: “TNT's partnership with Con-way Freight will provide cost-efficient, yet fast and reliable express freight services to customers on both sides of the Atlantic. We have identified many clients and prospects that are looking to develop their export business to the USA requiring reliable transport solutions for freight shipments. The new collaboration between TNT and Con-way Freight is there to assist them.”

“This strategic alliance with TNT further expands Con-way's capabilities to serve the international needs of our customers, a key differentiator in today's global economy,” said John G. Labrie, president, Con-way Freight. “We're both playing to our strengths, with shippers realizing significant benefit from a highly-reliable, cost-effective service that can reduce overall logistics costs, shorten supply cycles and accelerate product to market. We're excited to be launching this solution with one of the world's most respected and successful express service providers.”

TNT's Economy Express service provides an economical day-definite express service for freight, including on-demand collection, door-to-door transportation, customs clearance and online track & trace visibility with transit times from Europe to the USA of 3-6 days.

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 maximise its network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs more than 163,000 people. Over 2008, TNT reported €11.1 billion in revenues and an operating income of €982 million. TNT is officially quoted on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. 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. Our efforts are being recognised: in 2008 TNT again reached the highest score of all companies included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and in the Carbon Disclosure Project in the carbon intensive sector.

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