TNT launches daily road service to Turkey and adds Kosovo to its network


TNT announced that it has launched a daily, scheduled road service to Istanbul, Turkey, in response to increasing trade between Turkey, the EU and beyond. The route links Istanbul to Sofia, Bulgaria, and on to all countries in Europe via TNT’s European road network.

Transit times from Istanbul to key European business centres vary from four to seven days, depending on distance to destination. In Turkey, TNT operates a network comprising 26 hubs and depots, as well as a fleet of 328 vehicles, which connect Istanbul with other large cities, such as Ankara, Izmir, Adana and Bursa. The new daily road service is an addition to TNT’s existing overnight air express service to Istanbul.

TNT has also started a twice-weekly road connection between Sofia and Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, to extend its coverage of south eastern Europe. The service provides customers with the ability to ship pallets of up to 500kg as well as parcels. These shipments reach Pristina within one business day after departure from Sofia.

Ian Clough, Managing Director, TNT International Europe said, “These latest routes further enhance the operational strength of TNT’s European road network by providing greater access to the fast-moving markets of south eastern Europe and supporting closer integration with the EU.”

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