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TNT Express improves Sub-Saharan Africa network with new associate

TNT Express has appointed Getma as new associate in eight Sub-Saharan African countries as part of a plan to improve its network capabilities, service and market share in the region. Getma, a subsidiary of the French transport and logistics group NCT Necotrans, will handle the collection and delivery of imports and exports for TNT Express in Mali, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Chad, Niger, Equatorial Guinea and Angola. The partnership will be effective in all eight countries by the end of Q1 2012.

Thanks to this agreement, TNT Express will enhance its network, coverage and capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Getma brings more than twenty years of experience of African markets. Its network covers the whole Atlantic coastline between Mauritania and South Africa, as well as countries without seaports such as Mali and Chad. TNTís customers will benefit from improved customs management and transit times for their exports or imports to and from Sub-Saharan Africa. As an example, TNT Express can now guarantee a delivery from Paris to Bamako within 48 hours.

According to the World Bank, sub-Saharan African countries have experienced an average economic growth of 4.6% between 2000 and 2009. The first trading partner of Sub-Saharan African countries is Europe, followed by Asia (particularly China). Express delivery services to/from the region are used by industries such as oil and gas, automotive, industrial and mining.
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