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Celebrating 70 Years of TNT

March 02, 2016
Celebrating 70 Years of TNT

It started with one man, one truck and one dream. From humble beginnings, TNT has grown into a global network of more than 56,000 employees that we’re proud to call The People Network. Now we’re marking a milestone. We’re celebrating 70 years of TNT and looking ahead to a bright future as part of FedEx. The acquisition of TNT is on track. We have received clearances from authorities including the US, EU and Brazil.As always, improving service and ensuring satisfaction are our top priorities. When completed, the intended FedEx and TNT combination will offer your business access to a considerably enhanced, integrated global network combining our own unrivalled capabilities in Europe with FedEx’s strength in regions like North America and Asia.

Celebrate with us… and win!
To honour our Australian origins, we’re giving away special edition Aussie barbecue grills every week. Each time you send a TNT shipment, you’ll have a chance to win. Drop by our website anytime to enter your shipment numbers for your chance to win.

From down under to overachiever When Ken Thomas started Thomas Nationwide Transport back in Sydney, there’s no way he could have predicted the astounding growth that took his family business from local startup to global leader. Today’s TNT delivers more than a million shipments every single day to customers in 200 countries around the world. Over the past 70 years, we’ve handled some pretty precious packages. And that’s really what we're celebrating: individual care and attention to meet the needs of the most demanding deliveries for all our customers. There was the time that Madrid Zoo took delivery of a pair of giant pandas from Chengdu, China, thanks to our specialist road transport, custom-designed cages and intercontinental service. Then there was the Dutch solar-powered car Stella Lux that we transported to Australia where it claimed first prize in its class at the World Solar Challenge 2015.   But our most unusual and fragile cargo ever had to be the king of dinosaurs. In an unprecedented feat of international logistics, we had just three days to transport a 66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skull from the USA to Germany. So you can believe us when we say: Whatever your shipping challenge, it’s all in a day’s work for The People Network!

The next milestone Looking to the future, we expect to receive final clearances and join forces with FedEx in the first half of 2016. The acquisition is on track and proceeding as planned. At the same time, we’re moving forward with a full slate of improvements to our TNT network, infrastructure and IT. Our focus in the months ahead is ensuring that we continue to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of every customer, every time. Because that’s what it means to go the extra mile for you.

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