TNT expands express coverage in Spain

TNT is expanding the coverage area of its international express delivery service in Spain, now offering next day delivery to and from an additional 1,300 postal codes.

The express freight company, recently taken over by FedEx, says due to the expansion it now offers next day delivery service for 90 per cent of Spain’s businesses.

TNT explains this builds on recent improvements in TNT’s network operations in Spain, including additional pickup and delivery vehicles and rounds, additional direct linehaul routes, and the opening of a new international road transit hub in Madrid.

TNT senior vice president of operations for Southern Europe, Christophe Boustouller says: “TNT understands that our customers need added convenience coupled with superior customer service, and this network enhancement demonstrates our continued commitment to the Spanish market, which is one of Europe’s fastest growing economies.”

The International Monetary Fund expects Spain’s GDP to expand by 2.6 per cent this year, faster than the euro zone average of 1.5 per cent.

Spanish customs data show a 3.7 per cent increase in imports in 2015, stimulated by the domestic demand recovery. Spain imports high value goods such as industrial machinery, motor cars, medical and electronic equipment, as well as pharmaceuticals – all sectors that use express delivery services.

The next day service expansion covers every province of the country, including Málaga, Albacete, Badajoz, Cáceres, Ciudad Real, Toledo, Burgos, Valladolid, Gerona, Granada, Huelva, Huesca, La Coruña, Almería, León, Salamanca, Lugo, Murcia, Orense, Córdoba, Asturias, Palencia, Tarragona, Cádiz and Cantabria.