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FedEx integrates TNT European road network

[ February 6, 2019   //   ]

FedEx Express says it has reached another milestone in its integration with TNT, by using the latter‘s European road network to improve transit times for its intra-Europe economy shipments.
Transit times will improve on about 40% of European lanes in countries where the improvement is implemented, it says, adding that the cross-utilisation of the combined FedEx Express and TNT networks „is a major step towards full integration of the operations and delivers efficiencies as well as service benefits for customers“.
The service improvement is currently being launched in the UK, Germany, Benelux, Poland and Spain and will progressively roll out across the rest of Europe throughout the first half of 2019. FedEx says that many customers will see faster transit times and some may see co-branded TNT drivers pick up or deliver shipments, as more stations integrate. Tracking and shipping tools, customer support and invoicing will remain the same, it adds.
Thanks to its integration with TNT, FedEx Express says it has significantly increased its presence in the European market. TNT’s road network operates 55,000 weekly road trips using more than 540 depots and 45 countries in Europe. Prior to the acquisition, Europe FedEx served 46 airports across Europe, and operated more than 39 aircraft and more than 5,000 road vehicles.
At the time of acquiring TNT, FedEx said that a major attraction of TNT was its strong presence in the intra-European, and especially road market.
President of FedEx Express and chief executive of TNT, Bert Nappier, said: “This is an exciting development for our customers and our team members, as the benefits of integration are coming to life through a faster, more comprehensive service for businesses trading within Europe. Through integration with TNT we are building Europe’s premier logistics business, and the integration of our economy networks takes us one step closer.”