Press Release

TNT Hoau completes day-definite road distribution

Publish Date : 8 March 2010 at 09:00 CET - Guangzhou, China – TNT Hoau, TNT's road distribution arm in China, today announced the completion of its nationwide day-definite road distribution network. During the past two months, TNT Hoau extended the coverage to Chengdu, Chongquing, Zhengzhou, Xian, Yantai and Xiamen. The company now offers guaranteed day-definite ground delivery to 26 of the biggest cities in the country, using 246 day-definite linehauls. The network covers 800 depots throughout China, with a large concentration in the major economic regions, including the Yangtze river delta, the Pearl River Delta, and the Bohai Bay.

TNT Hoau's day-definite service provides a cost-efficient, yet fast and reliable alternative to domestic air freight, with door-to-door transport and online track and trace. For example, a shipment from Guangzhou to Shanghai will take a little less than two days to be delivered. Shipments are bar-coded and container trucks are tracked by GPS. In addition to extending coverage, TNT Hoau has completed the purchase of 400 EU III-compliant trucks and launched a nationwide customer hotline dedicated to the day-definite service.

“Our customers in China will now be able to enjoy the full business benefits of a high-standard, national-level day-definite road distribution service, at a price well below the cost of domestic air freight,” said Edward Xu, CEO of TNT-Hoau. “The successes we have achieved for the day-definite road distribution service enhances TNT's overall service offerings in China, and strengthens our leadership in China,” added Michael Drake, Managing Director of TNT North Asia.

TNT Hoau introduced its day-definite road service in February 2009 with the ambition to set a new quality benchmark in the Chinese road transportation market. The service has been used by small-medium enterprises as well as Fortune 500 companies, especially from the high-tech, electronics, automotive, and textile sectors.

TNT Hoau's day-definite service complements its national less-than-truckload (LTL) operations. Overall, TNT Hoau manages a road distribution network of 1,500 depots and 56 domestic hubs, covering more than 600 Chinese cities. In addition, TNT has international road and air networks respectively connecting China to Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.

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 keeps optimising its global network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs about 160,000 people. Over 2009, TNT reported €10.4 billion in revenues and an operating income of €648 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 2009 TNT again reached the highest score of all companies included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. More information about TNT can be found on its website .

Page publication date: 8 March 2010 at 09:00 CET