TNT and Con-way Freight start partnership to provide cost-efficient express freight services to/from the USA

Amsterdam - NL, Ann Arbor – MI, USA, TNT and Con-way Freight today announce a partnership to link their respective road networks in Europe and the USA and offer cost-effective, high quality express freight services between both sides of the Atlantic.

The agreement establishes Con-way Freight as TNT’s primary road transportation partner for deliveries of ‘Economy Express’ parcels and freight across the USA. Con-way Freight is North America’s leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing a day-definite service to 99 percent of all zip codes in the continental United States. Similarly, Con-way Freight’s network will be linked to TNT’s global air network and Express Road Network, which reaches over 35 countries in Europe.
The partnership also offers both companies the opportunity to explore and develop an expanded range of international freight services under their own brands, utilizing the network connectivity established between Con-way Freight in the USA and TNT in the rest of the world.
Marie-Christine Lombard, Group Managing Director Express, member of TNT’s Board of Management, said: “TNT’s partnership with Con-way Freight will provide cost-efficient, yet fast and reliable express freight services to customers on both sides of the Atlantic. We have identified many clients and prospects that are looking to develop their export business to the USA requiring reliable transport solutions for freight shipments. The new collaboration between TNT and Con-way Freight is there to assist them.”
“This strategic alliance with TNT further expands Con-way’s capabilities to serve the international needs of our customers, a key differentiator in today’s global economy,” said John G. Labrie, president, Con-way Freight. “We’re both playing to our strengths, with shippers realizing significant benefit from a highly-reliable, cost-effective service that can reduce overall logistics costs, shorten supply cycles and accelerate product to market. We’re excited to be launching this solution with one of the world’s most respected and successful express service providers.”
TNT’s Economy Express service provides an economical day-definite express service for freight, including on-demand collection, door-to-door transportation, customs clearance and online track & trace visibility with transit times from Europe to the USA of 3-6 days.