TNT launches new time-critical services

TNT's Express Freight, Economy Freight and Freight Plus are now available in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, and will be introduced in other markets by the end of the third quarter 2008.

The three bespoke services offer a door-to-door, day-definite delivery service based on specified transit times schedules, fast tracked customs clearance and full track and trace visibility.

Express Freight for shipments up to 500kg. Pick-up today before end of business for guaranteed delivery the next or earliest possible business day. Delivery to more than 200 countries worldwide.

Economy Freight for shipments up to 1,500kg. Pick-up today before end of business for guaranteed delivery on a specified date within two-five working days.  Delivery to more than 200 countries.

Freight Plus: No size or weight limits for shipments that require special handling (hazmat or temperature-sensitive goods) or tailored pickup and delivery times. Delivery-to-Door or Delivery-to-Airport.

The launch of these services is the first in a series of initiatives to further expand TNT's network capabilities in Asia, leveraging the seamless connectivity offered by TNT's extensive air network and its Asia Road Network that links Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China.

These networks enable TNT to provide the widest range of multi-modal freight services between Southeast Asia and Europe, China and Europe and within Southeast Asia.

Based on studies undertaken of regional market needs, TNT expects the take up rate of these services to be high, with demand driven by customers in the hi-tech, equipment & machinery and healthcare sectors - all of which are moving increasingly large volumes of high-value goods between Southeast Asia, China and Europe.