TNT continues Viet expansion with new ops hub
TNT, leading provider of integrated express services, officially opened its expanded and re-modeled International and Domestic Operations Centre in Ho Chi Minh City this week. Located next to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the 3,000 sq metre facility features state-of-the- art technology for freight processing, tracking and security. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vietnam is fast becoming the worldÃ¢â‚¬™s manufacturing […]
August 1, 2009
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vietnam is fast becoming the worldÃ¢â‚¬™s manufacturing base for high-tech equipment and garment industry. TNT already possesses one of the strongest and most extensive networks in Vietnam especially with the existing International and Domestic Operations Centre in Hanoi that was opened in August last year,Ã¢â‚¬Â said TNTÃ¢â‚¬™s country MD, Mark van Den Assem.
He added that the new hubÃ¢â‚¬™s security features have been enhanced to ensure the safe transportation of high value goods such as luxury garments, microchips and machine components. The facility possesses the latest X-ray scanning machines, radio-frequency (RF) shipment tracking systems, automated weight and volume scanners, closedcircuit television (CCTV) surveillance, and alarm systems. This has earned the facility TAPA Ã¢â‚¬ËœAÃ¢â‚¬™ status. TNT also noted that it is the only commercial express and freight hub in Vietnam with in-house customs, enabling it to offer unparalleled clearance times.
The new operations centre is also seamlessly integrated into TNTÃ¢â‚¬™s Asia Road Network, currently stretching more than 7,500 kilometre across 127 cities, connects Vietnam to China, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. The road network is plugged into the groupÃ¢â‚¬™s global network via TNTÃ¢â‚¬™s own Boeing 747 freighter which flies three times weekly between Liege, Singapore and Shanghai.