TNT’s South America Road Network (SARN) is a fast, reliable, and secure integrated road network linking over 30 cities across 3,000 kilometers in three countries. SARN leverages the company’s domestic capabilities in Chile and Brazil following the acquisition of LIT Cargo in February 2009 and Expresso Araçatuba last April. With the creation of the SARN, TNT fulfills its ambition to become the inter-regional leader with an unparalleled road network.
TNT’s SARN features an inclusive, secure, door-to-door, day-definite distribution service with expedited customs clearance options. The network offers full track and trace capabilities, supported by a 24/7 real-time Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) tracking system on all vehicles. This allows for utmost visibility, cargo security and customer service pro-activity. SARN’s structure is designed to offer daily departure from all major cities, thereby supporting the shortest transit times and providing the market with the fastest service in the region.
“TNT has been able to spread its presence in Brazil and Chile successfully, with outposts in neighbouring countries. Time has come to connect the dots. We offer our customers years of experience in running international road networks as a cost-efficient alternative to air transport. The SARN is the backbone of our strategy in South America, a key market for TNT,” says Marie-Christine Lombard, Group Managing Director, TNT Express.
“With TNT’s South American Road Network, customers in the region now have more choices for their cross-border and inter-regional shipping. The SARN allows them to select a reliable door-to-door service with unrivaled transit time at a cheaper cost than air express,” says Curtis Watson, South America Managing Director. “In the current economic times, SARN will provide the market with a much needed cost effective solution.”
TNT’s South America Road Network strengthens the company’s core capability and expertise of managing extensive road networks in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. As a one of a kind regional network, TNT’s SARN will serve as a strategic initiative to consolidate TNT’s leadership position in South America.
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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