TNT and Con-way Freight announced the expansion of intercontinental connections between the United States and Europe with new service gateways at Los Angeles International Airport and Miami International Airport. TNT and Con-way Freight say the new strategic locations will improve transit times for customers of their joint day-definite door-to-door international freight services between Europe and the American Southwest and Southeast. Previously, the global accelerated solution for heavier freight shipments (more than 150 lbs) had been operated only through a gateway at New York’s JFK International Airport.
“Adding these two new gateways will help us reduce transit times and better serve the needs of customers in the Southeast and Southwest USA,” says Matt McDonough, president of TNT North America. “Expanding our infrastructure and reach improves our offering — a uniquely reliable, cost-effective and fast intercontinental service solution.”
In addition to reducing transit times, the Los Angeles and Miami gateways also are intended to position TNT and Con-way Freight strategically for potential future expansion of their international offerings in addition to the current service to and from Europe. The two companies launched their Europe-to-United States service as part of an exclusive alliance in April 2009, adding a U.S.-to-Europe solution in April 2010.
“The two new gateways will enable importers to the USA to reach deeper into the Con-way Freight network, strengthening the joint service offering once again,” says John G. Labrie, president of Con-way Freight. “Adding these strategic locations to our comprehensive door-to-door network will improve service between the Southeastern and Southwestern United States and Europe, enabling customers shipping to and from those areas to reduce costs while bringing product to market faster than ever.”