November 11, 2014: 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 meter 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 state-of-the-art 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. 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 Boeing 737-400 freighter.
Hanover is a convenient gateway to northern Germany, including the towns of Hamburg, Bremen and Magdeburg. The daily overnight flight from Liege to Hanover Langenhagen Airport enables delivery of urgent shipments to the region before 9:00 a.m. After reloading, the flight continues to Denmark. The flight from Hanover to Liege, which originates from Oslo, departs Hanover every night, allowing for late collections in northern Germany and next-day delivery all over Europe. These services will particularly benefit automotive and industrial companies that rely on time-critical exports and imports.
TNT has been active in Hanover for many years. In 2012, the company moved its local offices and road transit hub to a large building on the airport grounds to ensure smoother connections between air and road operations. By operating its own flights to Hanover Langenhagen Airport, Lower Saxony's largest airport, TNT now gives customers even more control over their shipments.