TNT, Con-way announce alliance
TNT and Con-way Freight Thursday announced a commercial alliance that will provide door-to-door road-air-road services for heavier, expedited intercontinental shipments between Europe and the United States.
The new service links up TNT’s European road network, with intercontinental air cargo and Con-way Freight’s day-definite delivery network for less-than-truckload freight in the United States to provide expedited door-to-door service.
The new service is being launched initially for heavy freight shipments originating in Europe with a destination to any city in the United States.
The alliance establishes Con-way Freight as TNT’s primary U.S. transportation network provider.
Under the program’s first phase rollout, TNT will:
' Manage cargo pickup in Europe.
' Consolidate, tender and manage direct intercontinental air cargo service into the United States.
' Provide customs clearance and deconsolidation at TNT’s U.S. gateway at New York’s Kennedy International Airport. Cargoes are then expedited into Con-way Freight’s network via its Brooklyn, N.Y., service center as LTL shipments for direct-to-door delivery to final destination in the continental USA.
The companies say the alliance also offers both companies “the opportunity to explore and develop an expanded range of international freight services under their own brands, utilizing the network connectivity now in place between Con-way Freight in the USA and TNT in the rest of the world.”