TNT rolls out new economy product
TNT Express has announced it has extended its Economy Express product offering to cover all countries worldwide from Europe. The expansion is designed to reinforce TNT Express' focus on globalising its express product offering and strengthening network capabilities with the extension of Economy Express (from Europe) to an additional 150 destination countries worldwide.
Economy Express is delivered through the combined usage of TNT's Express Road Network and air network capabilities providing an alternative for less urgent shipments.
Transit times for this day definite service are typically 1-3 days longer than TNT Global Express. Shipments may contain items up to 30kg with a total maximum consignment weight of 500 kilos.
Economy Express provides day specific, door-to-door delivery to EU countries within two to four days and to the rest of Europe within two to six days. Consignments to the new band of countries will take a few days longer than the European destinations.
Marie-Christine Lombard, Group Managing Director of TNT's Express division said: "I am proud that TNT Express is the first Express company in the world that is able to offer Economy Express to worldwide destinations. By using a combination of the Express Road Network and the air network we can now offer greater service flexibility and extended market coverage to customers for the new destinations. We are excited that our customers now have the choice between Economy Express and Global Express when assessing their shipping requirements."
The expansion of Economy Express coverage will continue in 2007 with the extension of the product offering from/to other regions as well as offering Economy Express inbound to Europe, where this is currently not offered.