TNT Express steps up security measures

TNT Express is taking a series of additional measures to protect its customers and their consignments as well as its employees and networks from the threat of bomb-parcels. The company has reinforced air and ground security controls, including the screening of consignments, in all countries where it operates. This covers TNT’s own operations, but also that of its associates, subcontractors, and partner airlines involved in the transportation of TNT shipments.

TNT already implements a global security standard that meets or exceeds local security standards. TNT Express is nonetheless completing a risk assessment to identify areas where security could be further enhanced. This includes the evaluation of all airports where TNT operates or plans to operate in the near future.

TNT routinely cooperates with national and international authorities responsible for transportation security worldwide. In the coming weeks, TNT Express will intensify dialogue with customers and security officials to raise existing security standards. TNT will of course review and align with any developing regulations.

“TNT Express is committed to strengthening transportation security worldwide,” says Marie-Christine Lombard, Group Managing Director Express. “Together with security officials, customers and the industry, we are determined to enforce all reasonable measures to allow the safe transport of world trade.”

TNT is currently subject to several international regulations, including ICAO Annex 17, and also takes account of other international recommendations, such as ECAC Doc 30, ICAO Security recommendations, and industry-driven best practices, like IATA IOSA program and TAPA certification.

About TNT
TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and keeps optimising its global network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs about 160,000 people. Over 2009, TNT reported €10.4 billion in revenues and an operating income of €648 million. TNT is officially quoted on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. TNT recognises its social responsibility and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world. Our efforts are being recognised: In 2010, TNT again attained the position of Supersector leader for Industrial Goods and Services in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. More information about TNT can be found on its website

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