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    TNT Express transports Notre Dame bell

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    20 December 2012
    – Notre Dame Cathedral will celebrate its 850th birthday in 2013. The Paris landmark will get nine new bells for that occasion. The largest bell, named Marie, was forged this year in the Netherlands by the Royal Eijsbouts company, one of few foundries who can achieve the desired sound quality. She weighs 6.5 tons and has a diameter of 2.06 meters. Forging the bell required melting 850 bronze bricks of 10 kilos each. French, Belgian and Dutch bishops witnessed the production in action last September. TNT Express will today truck the Marie bell from Asten, the Netherlands, to the French foundry company Cornille-Harvard in Villedieu-les-Poêles, Normandy, France. She will reach her destination on Friday 21 December at 11:00 a.m. The Marie bell will later be installed in the south tower of Notre Dame.

    Scooter Express: convenient holiday shipping service for bike and motorbike lovers


    14 May 2012 - Exploring the countryside on a scooter or a bike during a holiday is fun. But why rent one when you can bring your own? TNT Express Italy is introducing a convenient service for people wishing to ship their two-wheeler to their holiday getaway in Europe. Known as 'Scooter Express', the service is available from Italy to 10 countries, including France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, and, of course, Italy. In 2011, TNT Express Italy saw a 5% increase in demand for bike shipping services, partly driven by e-commerce, and the trend is continuing. Scooter Express was designed to cater to these particular delivery needs. Delivery is guaranteed within 48 hours. Each bike or motorbike (maximum size: 135 x 89 x 215cm) is transported safely in a special cage. One-way shipping costs from Italy are €259 during July and August and €215 between September and June. Two way shipping costs are €506 and €418 for the same periods, respectively.


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