TNT Express expands Middle East Road Network

Mark Woodcock, sales and commercial director of TNT Express UAE, said: “Introducing added capacity is fundamental when logistics professionals are looking to consolidate distribution and lower their costs. Given the current economic situation, many of our customers are opting for road networks as opposed to air freight.”

TNT operates on a hub and spoke network, where customer freight is managed to ensure best use of its assets. TNT’s transport management systems reduce mileage and prevent empty running by tracking all the intra-regional road vehicles by satellite ensuring they stay on agreed routes.

Woodcock added: “All the local deliveries and collections are mapped into our systems to ensure delivery rounds operate as efficiently as possible. Vehicles never run empty as they are en route to TNT’s facilities at either end of the chain.”

This investment is characteristic of 2009, which has seen TNT continue to expand operational capacity when others are consolidating. It also follows TNT’s health and safety OHSAS18001 reaccreditation earlier this month, making it one of very few UAE-based companies to be certified to international standards and demonstrating the importance TNT places on the safety and security of its drivers and the public who operate around them.

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