TNT Express introduced a mobile depot in Brussels this Wednesday 29th May. The initiative will be trialled for three months in the first instance and aims to improve the efficiency of parcel delivery to TNT Express customers in the Belgian capital.
The mobile depot is a large custom-designed trailer which will serve as a storage and sorting centre between the TNT Express hub at Brucargo and the centre of Brussels.
The depot will be located in Parc du Cinquantenaire, the large public park in the European quarter of Brussels. Electric tricycles (‘cyclocargos’) will replace TNT Express vans for deliveries to Schaerbeek, Etterbeek and Saint-Josse-ten-Noode as part of the depot's deployment, eliminating an estimated 900 kilometres of van movement a week in the busy city centre.
As well as improving efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint of TNT Express' parcel delivery service in the area, the increased visibility of TNT in the city is no doubt intended to enhance the courier's brand as well.