TNT Express has revealed that it has received formal approval to transport hazardous goods throughout the Middle East including to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the largest countries that requires this service especially in the oil and gas field.
Transport of hazardous goods in the Middle East is a difficult proposition, due to the complexity of regulations along with the extreme heat during the summer months. TNT operates a Middle East Road Network (MERN) throughout the GCC and Levant countries and the accreditation will allow immediate support for existing clients in the Automotive, Hi-tech and Energy sectors, as well as expanding new clients.
“Now TNT has the authorization to ship hazardous goods and accordingly support companies across the Kingdom in all sectors such as automotive, oil & gas, medical and many others,” said Nael Attiyat, Sales and Marketing Director of TNT SAB Saudi Arabia.
TNT’s road and air networks plus the operational handling facilities were subject to stringent checks required by IATA (International Air Transport Association) for air and ADR for road movements, especially when it comes to transporting air bag inflators which contain gas, air conditioners, batteries for vehicles, electrical equipments, cosmetics, barometers containing mercury, lighters, fertilizers, and many other items that could contain hazardous materials.
TNT Express has seen tremendous growth in the Middle East over the last few years, and the latest development will contribute to maintaining the growth momentum over the next five years as part of the global giant’s ‘Vision 2015’.
“TNT Express has seen great success here in the region due primarily to our quality, reliability and ultimately the support we offer to our customers. This service enhancement gives us the opportunity to widen our trading relationship further, while efficiently catering to our clients under the TNT umbrella,” Attiyat concluded.