Lisbon, Portugal, 22 Nov – TNT Express, the express business to business (B2B) delivery company (B2B), said Monday that from 2006 it will provide a link between Europe and China using two Boeing 747 400 ERF airplanes.
The planes, with a load capacity of 100 tons each, will be leased for a 10 year period and go into service in November 2006 and June 2007. One of the airplanes is scheduled to do four routes per week between Shanghai and Europe. The other airplane will increase the flights to nine per week.
Two years ago TNT launched its IDE (Integrated Direct Express) service between China and Europe, to deal with the rapid growth of the technology sector.
With the new airplanes TNT will be able to transport 1000 to 1250 tons of cargo to China from Europe every week.
The TNT N.V. Group is a global postal carrier that also provides express transport and logistics services. It employs around 162,000 people worldwide and serves over 200 countries. The company is listed on the Amsterdam, New York, London and Frankfurt stock exchanges.
TNT Express is world leader in B2B express transport and makes 3.4 million deliveries every week in over 200 countries via a global network of 900 distribution centers and warehouses.
TNT has a fleet of over 19,000 vehicles and 42 airplanes and has the largest European road infrastructure and door-to-door delivery area.
In 2004 TNT Express posted sales of 4.7 billion euros. (macauhub)