Press Release

TNT Express facilitates road shipping between China and Southeast Asia

Publish Date : 19 September 2011 08:30 at CET -

Hoofddorp, the Netherlands

TNT Express makes it easier for customers to ship products by road between China and Southeast Asia. The company today announces the successful integration, after one year of testing, of its Chinese day-definite domestic road network (operated by TNT Hoau) with its international Asia Road Network (ARN), thus creating the only scheduled pan Asia day-definite road network (China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore).

This road network will provide customers in China and Southeast Asia with door-to-door import and export road freight solutions.

"TNT Express is a recognised expert in day-definite road deliveries," said Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of TNT Express. "With the integration of TNT’s two major road networks in Asia, we will strengthen our position in this market, whilst providing our customers with a cost-effective delivery solution complementary to air freight delivery."

With the new service, a company based in Shanghai can ship its products to Southeast Asia using TNT Hoau’s Day-Definite network. The goods will first arrive in Guangzhou, in the Chinese Guangdong province, within two days and in Pingxiang, on the border with Vietnam, the next day. Upon completion of customs formalities, the shipment will arrive in Hanoi on the same night. With its Asia Road Network, TNT Express can deliver the goods to 127 cities in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore within another 1-4 days.

TNT Express offers both international and domestic delivery services to, from and within China.

TNT Express’ Day-Definite road freight service in China is up to 50% cheaper than air freight, while taking only 1-3 more days for arrival. The service has been adopted by customers in the high-tech, automation and industrial manufacturing sectors. TNT’s Day-Definite ground service now consists of 492 road routes and covers 209 large and middle-sized cities.

Created in 2005, TNT Express’ Asia Road Network (ARN) now spans over seven countries, including China.   

About TNT Express
TNT Express, one of the world’s largest express delivery companies, moves 4.7 million parcels, documents, and pieces of freight every week to more than 200 countries. TNT Express operates air and road transportation networks in Europe, China, South America, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The company employs 83,000 people and runs a fleet of about 30,000 road vehicles and 50 aircraft. It has more than 2,600 depots and sorting centres. TNT Express made €7.053 billion in revenue in 2010.

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TNT Express Media Relations

Ernst Moeksis
Director External Communication
Phone: +31 88 393 9323
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Cyrille Gibot
Senior External Communication Officer
Phone: +31 88 393 9300
Mobile: +31 651 133 104

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