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 Express renews contract with Ikea in Saudi Arabia

    Services Operations
    31 October 2011 –  TNT Express has extended its partnership with home furnishings company Ikea in Saudi Arabia. Under the contract, TNT undertakes the delivery and assembly of furniture and kitchens for Ikea’s customers in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. The service provided by TNT includes: in-store customer service staff to handle delivery requests, warehouses to stage flat pack furniture, more than 35 dedicated vehicles, a trained assembly and delivery team. TNT Express has also managed the distribution and delivery of IKEA’s catalogues in Saudi Arabia for twelve years.

    TNT Express renews Czech AEO certification

    Services Operations Certification

    25 October 2011 –  TNT Express Czech Republic has been re-certified by the Czech customs authorities as Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). The AEO status is granted to companies that meet EU standards of supply chain security. Being AEO certified brings several benefits to transport companies, such as priority customs clearance and fewer inspections at EU member states’ borders. This allows for a faster movement of customers’ goods across Europe.

    TNT Express wins BioKryo contract

    Services Operations

    17 October 2011 - TNT Express has been awarded a contract from the German biotechnology company BioKryo to handle the international transport of high value biological samples to the company’s storage facility in Sulzbach.

    A branch of the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT), BioKryo specialises in the long-time storage of bio samples, such as stem cells and tissues, using cutting edge cryotechnology (very low-temperature conservation). BioKryo keeps samples in a secure environment for future diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

    To transport the samples safely, TNT will use its “Clinical Express” suite of services for the healthcare industry, including temperature-controlled packaging and dry shipper containers that keep the bio samples frozen during transportation.

    TNT Express offers new domestic service in Spain

    Services Operations
    27 September 2011 - TNT Express has launched a new next-day delivery service in Spain called "Express Plus." The service guarantees delivery anywhere in the country  by end of next business day. It fills a niche between TNT’s range of next day, time-definite delivery services such as "9:00 Express", "10:00 Express" and "12:00 Express", and the slower "Express" service (guaranteed delivery within 24-48 hours). The "Express Plus" service will particularly appeal to customers in the healthcare and high-tech aftermarket sectors. It comes with a money-back guarantee of transportation service and automatic notification of delivery. TNT Express operates 1,400 line-hauls and local delivery routes across Spain.

    TNT Express renews contract with online retailer Cdiscount

    Services Operations
    13 September 2011 - TNT Express has renewed its contract with Cdiscount, France’s largest online retailer, as exclusive express delivery partner until 2013. The agreement coincides with the launch of Cdiscount’s new service called “Autoroute Express” (“Express Highway”). Digital orders are delivered within 24 hours of the order being placed, either at the customer’s home or at the closest Relais Colis® (a network of relay points where individuals can collect their parcel). For orders made before 11 am, deliveries will arrive the next day before 1.00 pm. Cdiscount offers 100,000 products in categories including music, games, books, DVDs, electronics, household appliances, clothing, wine, luggage and toys. Its website has 800,000 visitors a day and 10 million customers. The French online retailer handles an average of 30,000 orders a day and up to 75,000 around the December holiday season.

    TNT Express Russia named Best Logistics Express Operator

    Recognition Services
    23 June 2011 - TNT Express has been named Russia's "Best Logistics Express Operator" at the 2011 edition of the "Logistics Operator of Russia", a nationwide evaluation of logistics services providers. TNT was also named one of the "top 15 leaders" of the Russian logistics services market. The recognitions were presented in Moscow on 9 June.

    The "Logistics Operator of Russia" evaluation is supported by the Russian Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Since its creation in 2002, it has helped identify bottlenecks and solutions in the Russian logistics industry. About 100 international and national companies, including integrators, freight forwarders, trucking companies, take part in the annual rating. Assessment criteria include: business stability, transparency, quality of logistics services, relevance to the market, quality of infrastructure, brand awareness and business reputation. TNT Express has offered international and domestic delivery services to, from and within Russia since 1989. The company employs about 800 people in the country and operates 13 main depots in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok, Kaliningrad, Samara, Nizhniy Novgorod, Irkutsk, Kazan, Khabarovsk, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar and Novosibirsk.

    TNT Express launches free tracker app for smartphones

    Operations Services

    7 June 2011
    - TNT Express has recently launched its mobile tracking app for iPhones, Android and Windows Mobile. TNT Express customers around the world can now track their international consignments at all times, via a simple click on their smartphones. TNT Express is considering adding more features to its mobile service, including price quotes, and the option to arrange and re-arrange deliveries.
    The app can be downloaded for free here.

    TNT introduces new shipping service to and from Laos


    12 April 2011 - TNT Express is making its internationally popular Economy Express service available to and from Laos. Economy Express provides businesses with a day-definite, customs-cleared, door-to-door delivery service for shipments weighing up to 500 kg (non palletized). Delivery is guaranteed within 2-5 working days, depending on the origin and destination. The Lao economy is projected to grow by 7.5 percent in 2011 (source: IMF, October 2010). This expansion is driven by infrastructure investments, mining, hydro power exports to Thailand and garment production. Thailand, China and Vietnam are the country’s main trading partners. Typical shipments to Laos include machinery, mobile phones and telecom equipment like fibre optic cables, used to develop the country’s infrastructure. TNT has been active in Laos since 2004.

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