Thursday, 29th January 2015
TNT, the express delivery leader in European road network, has this month launched a daily, scheduled road service to Istanbul in response to increasing trade between Turkey and the EU and beyond. From Istanbul, the route links to the rest of Europe via TNT’s European road network.
TNT is currently the only express operator to run a scheduled road connection between all of Europe and Istanbul. The new daily road service is an addition to TNT’s existing overnight air express service to Istanbul.
Turkey’s economy has grown on average by 6 percent annually since 2010, supported by domestic demand and the improvement in trade activity. It is expected to expand 3 percent in 2015. The EU is Turkey’s number one import and export partner (World Bank, 2014).
TNT has also started a twice-weekly road connection between Sofia and Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, to extend its coverage of South East Europe.
These enhancements are TNT's latest actions to increase the reach, speed and efficiency of its road delivery operations in Europe. Customers in Asia, Middle East and Africa who are looking to ship their goods to and from Europe can benefit from faster access to more destinations in Europe.