TNT Express, the leader in global express freight services, today announced the completion of the latest in a series of infrastructural enhancements undertaken by the company as it further readies itself for expected demands and developments in the freight services sector.
TNT recently upgraded its 3,500 square metre Pasay depot, increasing operational warehouse space by 33 percent with changes to the floor layout, making the company better equipped to accommodate palletised shipments and capable of handling airline palettes as well. This follows an increase in the company’s fleet size by 10 percent, adding several vans and two (2) six-wheelers, with a capacity to carry shipments weighing more than five tonnes, in 2008.
Cetin Yalcin, country general manager, TNT Philippines, said, “These are some of the changes that we’ve implemented to complement the continuous surge in demand for our freight services. Our team has also been undergoing various training and we are set to conquer bigger and heavier shipments while providing TNT’s brand of service excellence.”
Since the introduction of TNT’s Freight Services in 2008, demand for freight services continues to grow. In Southeast-Asia alone, the freight volume increased by 40 per cent in the same year and demand is still growing.
TNT Philippines expects double digit growth in freight services despite current economic conditions, with the bulk of shipments coming from the semicon, electronics, industrial, garments, and print industries. Local products such as Philippine crafts and ornaments are also shipped for export via TNT’s freight services.
“TNT is optimistic in our role in providing alternative—and better—means of bringing local shipments to the world. It is our firm commitment to constantly innovate, not only in the services that we offer, but also on our equipment, our people and on our local operations as we bring the best of Philippine products to the world,” adds Cetin.
To further underline its freight capability, TNT launched a direct mail campaign for local freight traders. Emphasising on its expertise and capability in bringing shipments of any size and weight, anywhere—TNT credits this feat on the expertise of its 75,000-strong manpower, strengthened by its air and road networks, more than 2000 depots, 26,000 trucks, and 47 planes.
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TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in Amsterdam, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and is expanding operations worldwide to maximise its network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs more than 161,500 people. Over 2007, TNT reported EUR 11 billion in revenues and an operating income of EUR 1,192 million. TNT is listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange. The company recognises its social responsibility, and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environmental Programme to fight hunger and pollution. More information about TNT can be found on its website http://group.tnt.com.
About TNT Express Philippines
TNT Express Worldwide (Philippines) Inc. started its operations in March 1982, with its first office in Makati City. Its seminal beginnings expanded with a move, in 1997, to its current office. It now occupies 4,300 square meters at a prime cargo center adjacent to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and has an available warehouse area of 600 square meters. TNT Philippines employs more than 300 employees and owns 83 vehicles, and has at least 115 flights per week. It has a satellite office located in the Central Business District (Makati City), Shaw Blvd in Ortigas, Laguna and Cebu. TNT Philippines is the first company in its industry to be recognized by the International Quality Centre - a UK based international recognition panel for the Investors in People (IiP) Standard. The company is also certified in ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:1999.
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