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TNT Hoau completes day-definite road distribution network in China

Cost-efficient alternative to air freight for deliveries throughout China

Guangzhou, China, 8 March 2010 – TNT Hoau, TNT’s road distribution arm in China, today announced the completion of its nationwide day-definite road distribution network. During the past two months, TNT Hoau extended the coverage to Chengdu, Chongquing, Zhengzhou, Xian, Yantai and Xiamen. The company now offers guaranteed day-definite ground delivery to 26 of the biggest cities in the country, using 246 day-definite linehauls. The network covers 800 depots throughout China, with a large concentration in the major economic regions, including the Yangtze river delta, the Pearl River Delta, and the Bohai Bay.

TNT Hoau’s day-definite service provides a cost-efficient, yet fast and reliable alternative to domestic air freight, with door-to-door transport and online track and trace. For example, a shipment from Guangzhou to Shanghai will take a little less than two days to be delivered. Shipments are bar-coded and container trucks are tracked by GPS. In addition to extending coverage, TNT Hoau has completed the purchase of 400 EU III-compliant trucks and launched a nationwide customer hotline dedicated to the day-definite service.

“Our customers in China will now be able to enjoy the full business benefits of a high-standard, national-level day-definite road distribution service, at a price well below the cost of domestic air freight,” said Edward Xu, CEO of TNT-Hoau. “The successes we have achieved for the day-definite road distribution service enhances TNT’s overall service offerings in China, and strengthens our leadership in China,” added Michael Drake, Managing Director of TNT North Asia.

TNT Hoau introduced its day-definite road service in February 2009 with the ambition to set a new quality benchmark in the Chinese road transportation market. The service has been used by small-medium enterprises as well as Fortune 500 companies, especially from the high-tech, electronics, automotive, and textile sectors.

TNT Hoau’s day-definite service complements its national less-than-truckload (LTL) operations. Overall, TNT Hoau manages a road distribution network of 1,500 depots and 56 domestic hubs, covering more than 600 Chinese cities. In addition, TNT has international road and air networks respectively connecting China to Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.
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