TNT has expanded its Asia Road Network into China. The company claims to be the first integrator in China to operate a road network linking more than 120 cities in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indochina and China. The full network covers nearly 2,500 miles, TNT said. The service connecting Singapore with the Chinese cities of Nanning and Guangzhou will become fully operational in early 2008. The Asia Road Network connects up with TNT's international express network in China. A link to TNT's Chinese domestic network will be a next step toward the creation of seamless road connections in the region, the company said. Debuting at the end of 2005, the TNT Asia Road Network connects Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and China through the northeastern border of Vietnam. It offers round-the-clock, real-time tracking of trucks via a global positioning satellite (GPS) system. According to TNT, the road service is two to three times faster than sea freight, and up to 30 percent cheaper than air freight.
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