TNT is stepping up its services in Europe with the construction of a new international depot in Eindhoven (Netherlands) and the start of air services to Hanover (Germany). Both developments are part of the company’s strategy to invest in its core European network, enhance operational efficiency and service quality.
TNT has broken ground on its new 6,350 square metre depot in Eindhoven to replace the existing, rented facility in the same town, which has become too small. Completion is expected in June 2015. The facility will feature sorting and loading equipment, and 99 loading docks for vans and trucks. The new depot will increase productivity, throughput as well as working conditions for the 250 staff at the site. The company said that it will enhance TNT’s capability to handle increased volumes of parcels and freight across north-western Europe, with direct deliveries to customers and daily road line-hauls to Liege, Arnhem, Northampton, Paris and Zurich. The new depot will particularly serve customers in the healthcare and high-tech industries.
TNT is also expanding service to Germany, Europe’s largest express delivery market. TNT now offers five weekly flights connecting Hanover to the company’s main international air hub in Liege (Belgium), Hanover to Billund (Denmark) and Oslo (Norway) to Hanover. All the flights are operated with a B737-400 freighter.