30 November 2011 at 9:00 CET -Hoofddorp, the Netherlands
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. TNT’s 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.
About TNT Express
TNT Express, one of the world’s largest express delivery companies, moves 4.7 million parcels, documents, and pieces of freight every week to more than 200 countries. TNT Express operates air and road transportation networks in Europe, China, South America, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The company employs 83,000 people and runs a fleet of about 30,000 road vehicles and 50 aircraft. It has more than 2,600 depots and sorting centres. TNT Express made €7.053 billion in revenue in 2010.
Getma is a subsidiary of NCT Necotrans, a French transport and logistics company with more than €800 million in revenue and 3,000 employees.
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