TNT launches new road service to Georgia
TNT has launched a scheduled road connection to Georgia and is also reducing its European road transit times to Moscow. In a statement issued today (23 September), the company said that it is the first express delivery service provider to offer an economy service to/from Georgia, in the Caucasus, as an alternative to air express services.
The line haul will connect Georgia’s capital Tbilisi with TNT’s European Road Network (ERN) via Istanbul, Turkey. From Istanbul, TNT will connect the Caucasus freight on its ERN lines to more than 40 European countries.
The new service will be transporting parcels and palletized freight. It also gives customers the ability to ship larger (up to 30 square metres) and heavier items (up to 1,000 kg per piece on a pallet).
TNT has also announced that it cutting its European road transit times to and from Moscow by up to 48 hours (depending on origin), by changing the route for its trucks.
“Until now, TNT exclusively connected Russia via Turku (Finland), its northernmost hub within the European Road Network,” said the statement. “From now on, TNT will also connect Russia via its Warsaw hub, thereby increasing the speed and capacity of its road service to the Russian capital. Road deliveries from Scandinavia will continue to transit through Turku.”