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.
TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and continues to optimise the performance of its networks. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs some 160,000 people. Over 2009, TNT reported €10.4 billion in revenues and an operating income of €648 million. TNT is publicly listed on the stock exchange of Amsterdam. TNT recognizes its social responsibility, and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world. Our efforts are being recognised: in 2010, TNT was again designated the “Supersector Leader” for “Industrial Goods and Services” (including the “Industrial Transportation” sector) in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), More information about TNT can be found on its website http://group.tnt.com.
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