TNT N.V.(Public, AMS:TNT) is engaged in the business of transferring goods and documents globally tailored to its customer requirements with a focus on pick up and delivery. TNT picks up, transports, sorts, handles, stores and delivers documents, packets, parcels, and freight by combining physical infrastructures, such as depots and trucks, electronic infrastructures, such as billing and track-and-trace systems, and commercial infrastructures for customers.
In October 2009, the Company acquired HIM Holtzbrinck GmbH. In June 2009, the Company acquired Mikropakket Nederland BV. In April 2009, the Company acquired Expresso Aracatuba Transportes e Logistica S.A. In February 2009, the Company acquired LIT Cargo S.A. On February 8, 2010, the Company acquired TopPak. In May 2010, the Company acquired Kowin-DJ.
March 2012 - Reuters - United Parcel Service will pay $6.85 billion (5.2 billion euros) for Dutch peer TNT Express in a deal that will boost the position of the world's largest package delivery company outside the United States. UPS will become the market leader in Europe and also get access to TNT's stronger networks in the fast-growing Asian and Latin American markets, increasing the U.S. company's global sales to over $60 billion (45 billion euros) and leaving it with 477,000 employees.
China reopens market to live Irish crab Republic of Ireland
Minister of Agriculture of Ireland reached an agreement with a Chinese official on the proposed certificate to accompany consignments of crab exports to the Chinese market, which should facilitate the resumption of the crab trade between both countries.
Microplastics dumped on Atlantic shores reach the Arctic Spain
A study performed by an international team of researchers for the first time outlines the large-scale transport of microplastics from the Atlantic ocean to the Arctic, and highlights the global extent that has reached this problem in just a few decades.